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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Recipes- I have two & I need one

We had a Super Bowl party on Sunday night at a friend's house. It was a lot of fun. My friend is vegetarian and her husband makes a really great vegetarian chili. So since he made that for the party, I made corn muffins (because every one likes them with chili there). I didn't know what everyone else was bringing and I wanted to make sure there was enough food, so I did what I always do...I went overboard. I don't think I did it too badly this time, but Matt still teased me about it. I was going to make BBQ chicken legs, but that didn't work out (see my question below). Instead of that I made a Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix that turned out pretty good. I think it's missing something, but I haven't decided what yet. And I made Berry Fruity Pebble Treats. So here are those two recipes that you might like. They both went over well.

Fruity Pebble Treats
1 box of Fruity Pebbles (or I used Berry Fruity Pebbles) - 13 oz
1 bag of mini-marshmallows - 10.5 oz
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine (plus a little extra for the pan)
1. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish.
2. In a large pot on the stove melt butter and marshmallows completely.
3. Take off the heat and add cereal.
4. Mix together well and pour out into buttered dish.
5. Let cool, cut & eat!
These are just like Rice Krispie Treats, but they are sweeter. We liked the fruity taste with them though. Colorful and fun to make.

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex® or Wheat Chex® cereal (or combination) (I used Rice Chex.)
2 cups bite-size pretzel twists (I used pretzels sticks, because I already had some.)
2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
3 tablespoons butter or margarine (Next time I will add more like 4-6 Tbsp.)
1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels and crackers.
2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.
3. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

OK, there are some recipes for you to enjoy. Now I need your help. I have 4 lbs of chicken leg quarters that I thawed and need to use. I thought there were only drumsticks, so I was going to make something with them. Then I realized that they are drumsticks and thighs...attached. First of all Matt won't eat them, so I can do whatever I want to them. I was hoping to find something that I could just make with them as is. But I could cut them up and use them separately, if I can cook them at the same time that is.

Ideas? Great chicken recipes that will work for this? Help!


jen said...

I cook them like I'd cook a whole bird, season them the same and cook in a pan. I season w/butter, s&p, garlic powder and parsley, then cut up a potato, carrots/onions to fill, cover w/foil and bake till done.

You could also bake on top of green beans with adobo for seasoning, serve with rice (for some reason I love this combo, with fresh lemon at the table)

Then if there's leftovers you can cube it up/cut it off the bone and make chicken pot pie or anything that you can do with cubed leftover chickeen (chicken salad, etc)

and then you can add the bones to your boil stash and make soup at some point ;)

Alli said...

Bread them up in egg and bread crumbs and bake them...add a little parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs maybe. That's what I would do.