Sunday, June 16, 2013

Twist on Tinfoil


Here is a great idea for a quick and easy meal! We just came home from a soccer competition where we stayed in some university dorms. I had to be creative in what I took for dinner as the kitchen was completely bare. I decided it would be easy to make some tinfoil dinners in the oven. I only had to pack the ingredients, a knife, and some heavy duty aluminum foil.

Sweet n' Sour tinfoil dinner
Place 1/2 C. minute rice in a large piece of foil that has been shaped like a bowl. Add diced raw chicken, chunks of fresh pineapple, slices of green pepper, shredded carrots, snow peas in the pod, and 3 Tblsp. of sweet n' sour sauce (homemade or bottled). Pour 1/4 C. of liquid (you can use water, sprite, orange juice....I used sparkling mineral water) over the ingredients and crimp the edges of the foil. I wrapped mine again for good measure and cooked it in the oven at 350* for 35 minutes. You can cook them over the coals or on a barbecue grill too. 

I am not a fan of minute rice, but this was delicious! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fabulous Fudge!

This fudge is really to die for! 
I got the recipe from a friend and tweaked it to my liking.

4 C. chocolate chips (I used half milk chocolate and half semi-sweet)
14 oz. Hershey's chocolate bar
4 1/2 C. sugar
1 cube butter (use a good brand)
1 can evaporated milk (use a good brand)
7 oz. marshmallow creme
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Bring to a boil: sugar, milk, and butter while stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add all other ingredients at once. Stir vigorously till mixed. Pour into a buttered pan. It makes more than a 9X13 size pan; you could make a 9X13 without nuts and a 8X8 with nuts. I toasted some chopped almonds and sprinkled them in my pan after I buttered it. You could use walnuts or whatever suits your fancy. Allow the fudge to cool before cutting.