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May 21 2010

Four Foods on Friday 114

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From Val's Kitchen Looks like it is all about fast food this week!

* Who makes the best hamburger/cheeseburger?
* Who makes the best french fries?
* Who makes the best shake?
* Who makes the best chicken?

I love a Whopper from Burger King. My fries should be curly ones from Arby’s and I love a cookies and cream milk shake from Steak n Shake. I like KFC chicken. It sounds like I better be getting some life insurance quotes! I had no idea I was so opinionated on my fast food selections! I guess, if I am going to eat unhealthy foods, I better like them.

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Apr 15 2010

Four Foods on Friday #112

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From Val's Kitchen
The question for this week’s FFonF is What can you make with meat or poultry, rice, cheese and a vegetable?

A few years ago, I entered a contest, hosted by Val, and won a wonderful cookbook. The cookbook is called, Campbell’s 3 books in one and has wonderful, easy recipes. This cookbook is all about fuss-free preparation and easy clean-up. One of my favorite recipes is in the Casseroles and One-Dish Meals book section. After cleaning hot tub covers and lawn furniture, I needed this recipe last night! It has everything to fit Val’s FFonF for this week except the cheese so, let me just say, I’d lay some slices of yummy cheddar cheese beside a serving of:


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
1 can (10 1/2 oz) Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Broth
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Few saffron threads or 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves

1. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until it’s well browned on all sides. Remove the chicken.

2. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Stir the broth, water, red pepper, saffron and rice into the skillet. Heat to a boil. Return the chicken to skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

4. Stir in the spinach. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Makes 4 servings

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Mar 30 2010

Four Foods on Friday and Chicken Sandwiches

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From Val's Kitchen
I know. I know. It is Tuesday. I am behind! Here is the 110th edition of Four Foods on Friday!

What can YOU make with

* chicken
* bacon
* cheese
* tomatoes

Hmmm, I would try to make a chicken sandwich! This recipe doesn’t call for bacon but I would fry some bacon and crumble it to add as a garnish. Bacon goes good with everything! I’d add the tomatoes to the side as a salad.
Hot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
4 servings


* 4 pieces, 6 ounces each, boneless, skinless chicken breast
* Salt and pepper
* 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, 1 /3 palm full
* 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/3 palm full
* A drizzle extra-virgin olive oil

Sauce for chicken:

* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup, 4 ounces, cayenne pepper sauce, preferred brand Frank’s Red Hot
* Bib or leaf lettuce leaves
* 4 crusty rolls, split
* 2 cups sour cream
* 4 scallions, thinly sliced
* 1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled
* Small red onion, thinly sliced
* 8 ribs celery, cut into sticks
* 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into sticks


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and chili powder. Drizzle breast with a little extra virgin olive oil to coat. Pan grill chicken breasts 5 minutes on each side.

Heat a metal or oven safe glass bowl over low heat and melt butter in the bowl. Add hot sauce to the butter and combine. When the chicken breasts are done, remove from pan and add to the bowl and coat evenly with hot sauce mixture.

Place chicken breasts on bun bottoms and top with crisp lettuce. Combine sour cream, scallions and blue cheese and slather bun tops with blue cheese sour cream. Affix bun tops on sandwiches and serve with remaining sauce for dipping your veggies. Arrange Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches on dinner plates with red onion, celery and carrot sticks.

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Feb 06 2010

Four Food on Friday #104

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From Val's KitchenOne question for Four Foods on Friday this week and here it is!

1. Name four things you are planning on eating this weekend.

Since it is Superbowl weekend, I will be eating plenty of junk food.

I cannot keep from eating puppy chow. I also eat nachos with cheese, pretzels and hot dogs cooked in grape jelly.

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Jan 28 2010

Four Foods on Friday 103

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From Val's KitchenMy friend Val hosts Four Foods on Friday each week. The participants have fun answering her questions and learning about each other. If you’d like to join us click on the picture.

Val changed the meme a bit this week! She must have been heading out to a sale because it was short and sweet this week! Thanks Val.

Name four things you ate today.

blueberry bagel
leftover fried chicken
snickerdoodle cookie

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Jan 15 2010

Four Foods on Friday #101

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From Val's Kitchen

1. Do you have any food related New Years resolutions?

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.

2. What’s one thing you’d like to learn how to make from scratch this year?

I have always wanted to learn how to make big cinnamon rolls from scratch.

3. What’s the most unusual thing in your cabinet, refrigerator or freezer right now?

I cannot think of a thing that is unusual unless you count the multivitamin supplements I forget to take!

4. What kind of can opener do you have?

The good old fashioned crank kind. The electric one we received as a wedding gift 36 years ago, bit the dust. It was harvest gold and had lived a good life.

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Dec 01 2009

Four Foods on Friday 97

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From Val's Kitchen
Being away from home last week meant missing Four Foods on Friday. Well, we can’t have that. Here are my answers to last Friday’s questions.

1. What do you do with turkey leftovers?
I love turkey sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, Miracle Whip and a little bit of yellow mustard. Yummy!

2. How do you make split pea soup? I have never made split pea soup. I don’t like the thickness of the broth.

3. What do you like on top of your pie?I like ice cream on fruit pie and whip cream on pumpkin pie.
4. What kind of turkey do you usually buy?I usually buy the cheapest turkey I can find. I am not really swayed by all the talk of vitamin supplements, human growth hormone, and how we should buy free range food. My grandma lived to be 96 and she ate turkey.

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Oct 09 2009

Four Foods on Friday 90

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From Val's Kitchen
This week’s question on Four Foods on Friday is a great one! Thanks Val for making me think about ice cream! That is my weakness. LOL

You’re making an ice cream sundae. What four ingredients do you want in it.

1. hard vanilla bean ice cream
2. warm hot fudge
3. whip cream
4. brownie

Now, I am off to find the best appetite suppressant! LOL

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Sep 19 2009

Four Foods on Friday #88

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Yay! Val is back to posting questions for Four Foods on Friday. Here are this week’s questions.

From Val's Kitchen

1. What color is your refrigerator?

Almond. Thank you for not asking what color my stove is. That color works better than diet pills to keep me out of the kitchen.

2. What kind of toaster do you have? Ours broke and we have never replaced it.

3. Do you use a tablecloth? When – always, when eating, etc.

I use placemats but we rarely sit at the table now that the kids are grown and moved out of the house.

4. Do you use paper or cloth napkins?


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Apr 17 2009

Four Foods on Friday #73

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Fun, Crafts and Recipes Friday means it is time for my favorite meme, Four Foods on Friday. Join us as we answer Val’s questions.

#1. Sarafina’s suggestion. How far would you be willing to travel to satisfy a food craving? I would drive to the east coast to taste some fresh lobster.

#2. Have you ever eaten rabbit? What did you think? Never tried it that I can remember. My husband and friends cook rabbit for a church dinner every year but I can never bring myself to taste it.

#3. Have you ever made your own bread? How? Only banana, zucchini and friendship bread (someone gives you the starter mix).

#4. Where do you usually spend Easter and what do you usually eat? We either cook it at our house where it is convenient to pass out the best weight loss supplements and have a spot for everyone to take a nap. Sometimes we go out to eat at a restaurant. That is what we did this year. It wouldn’t be Easter without ham.

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