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Pepsi Chicken, anyone?

Today our Hy-Vee store is having a big "24-hour Stock-up Sale".  Among other things, split chicken breasts are .78/lb today.  At 8'oclock this morning, I picked up the last two packages.  As I waited for the butcher to bring some more out, I got to talking to another young mom also waiting for the chicken.  She said their favorite recipe was to make "Pepsi chicken."  I asked her if this was like beer-can chicken (which is a favorite in this house), because I know you can also make it with cola.  She said no... you mix together 20 oz. of Pepsi and 1 cup of ketchup, then simmer a package of bone-in chicken in it (3-4 lbs) until it is done. 

So... I have approx 22 lbs of chicken in the fridge and a recipe to try tonight.  (The rest of the chicken will be frozen to make chicken and noodles or chicken and rice later on).  I will let you all know how it turns out!

Anyone else have ABUNDANT apples??

I don't know if it is from all of the rain or what, but our part of the country is just teeming with large, nice apples!  The trees are bursting with them, with heavy branches weighed down (and some broken) by the fruit.  Usually I am not real big on the homegrown ones (at least the ones from my MIL) because they are mostly small, knobby, and wormy.  But this year they are big and worm-free!

 She brought me over 2 5-gallon buckets full, and I wondered what to do with them all.  I didn't want that much apple sauce!  Then I was told you could make apple pie filling in large amounts and freeze it... so that is what I did :-)  I plan on making pies, crips, etc with it.  They like to eat it hot, all by itself, too :-)  I figured out how much my pie plate would hold (roughly 3 1/2 cups) and froze the filling in portioned ziplock bags.

 Here is the recipe I used:

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Amish Oatmeal Bread

I made the Amish oatmeal bread from the recipe on this site yesterday.  WOW!  I am very, very pleased!  This bread is SO moist and soft.  I've never seen a recipe quite like it and I've never had bread come out so good!  


I'd post pictures here, but since I'm not sure how you can go to my forum where I posted about this to see pics of the bread after it was done rising in the pans and then once it was done baking.  MARVELOUS!! 

recipe equal measures


I was thumbing through some recipes this AM and ran across Lovina's recipe for Hearty Winter Casserole, the recipe calls for 1 pound of egg noodles.  Why is the measure in pounds? Is that cooked, dry or homemade egg noodles?  And how much, either in packages or in cups?   

Sinfully good cookies... only THREE ingredients!!!

My best friend is a teacher, and she was bragging on these delicous cookies that her school cook made for the kids (they only have about 30 students, so they are able to do that sort of thing).  Anyway, she got the recipe, and I couldn't believe it was so simple!!  Three ingredients... and the cookies are so moist with almost a fudgy center.  I made a batch today, and they are already G-O-N-E!

 Cake Mix Cookies

1 package dark chocolate or devils food cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

Mix all the ingredients in bowl; the cookie dough will be rather stiff.  Shape into golfball sized balls, then flatten slightly and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, then cool on wire rack.


I plan on trying this with some other types of cake mix and see how they are.  So easy, my 3 year old could do it!!

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