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Roasted Tomato Sauce

  • 5-6 large tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Use a sharp paring knife to core the tomatoes. Cut tomatoes in half; transfer to rimmed baking sheet; add onion, and garlic.
  2. Toss tomato mixture with oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer (turn tomatoes cut side down). Roast until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Using tongs or your fingers, peel off tomato skins; discard. Transfer mixture (including juices) to a blender; pulse several times, until chunky.
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Baked Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs with skin
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp onion
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine spices and mix well.
  3. Place chicken thighs on baking sheet and coat both sides with spice mixture.
  4. Bake chicken until skin is crispy, thighs are no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165F.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, skinned and pitted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp diced jalapeño
  • 4 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 large garlic clove
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse until well combined.
  3. Great on Fish Tacos.

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Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 lemon

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Oats (Regular or Quick)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Grate the rind of the lemon and squeeze the juice of half of the lemon.
  3. Toss blueberries, with sugar, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons flour. Place in a 2qt baking dish.
  4. With a fork, combine the butter, brown sugar, oats, flour. pecans and cinnamon until crumbled. Sprinkle over blueberries.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbly. Cool slightly and serve warm.

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2 Tablespoons Olive oil
Salt Pepper
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce:
¼ cup butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup spinach, chopped

In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for a few minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.

To make the sauce add the butter and melt. Add garlic and cook until tender. Whisk in the flour until it thickens. in chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Add the spinach and let simmer until it starts to thicken and spinach wilts. Add the chicken and ,mushrooms back to the sauce and serve over pasta is desired.

Recipe by The Recipe Critic

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White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (fresh or canned)
2 cups canned chicken broth
1 24-ounce jar Randall Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
For garnish: Sour cream, salsa and cilantro

Instructions

Wash and trim the chicken breasts. Cut, crosswise into small strips. Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a heavy pot. Sauté the chicken, stirring over high heat just until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon to a side dish.
Add the remaining oil to the pot and sauté the onions, garlic, cumin, and cayenne, stirring for 5 minutes. Stir in the oregano, salt, jalapeno peppers, chicken broth, and Randall Beans. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese, stirring until melted. Return chicken to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
Serve topped with a dollop each of sour cream and salsa and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro.

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2017 Recap

Shopping Ingredients:

6 tubs (3 lbs each) of sour cream
25 lbs of flour
4 sticks butter
15 eggs
Vegetable Oil
Salt
Freezer gallon ziplocks
Parchment paper
$100 total ingredients, $20 per person (parchment paper and ziplocks left over for next year)

Everyone must bring:
Cookie sheets
Cooling racks
A dish towel
Rolling pins

Kathy must bring:
2 shrimp boil pots & accoutrements
Fire gloves
Mixer
Dough hook
Strainer/scooper spoons

Other needs:
Sharpie
Wine
Vinly tablecloths

Recipe:
4.5 cups flour
2 tsp salt
Egg yolk
2 tbs oil
2 tbs melted butter
2 cups sour cream

Fillings:

Potato:
30lbs potatos
48oz shredded cheddar

Mushroom:
2 tbs butter (to saute)
16oz mushrooms
1/2 red onion
Handful of kale

Cheese
1lb Farmer’s cheese
One egg
One egg yolk
Dash of salt
2tbs powdered sugar.

Total yield:

14 batches of dough —
29 dozen potato and cheese
2 dozen potato/gouda
3 dozen farmer’s cheese
6 dozen sauerkraut

Started at 11:30 making dough, took break for lunch (and dough to rest!), done by 5:00pm.

Pierogi cutters, ziplocks and parchment paper are on a shelf in Jessica’s basement for next year.

Notes:
Set up 3 tables in the basement on drop cloths. One table for mixer/ingredients, one for rolling/filling, one by the door for cooking (shrimp pots on cement outside back doorwall). Laid trays on bench by garage door for cooling.
Dough needs to be rolled thinner than you think.

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