Peaches and Pumpkin

Enjoying the sweet and sour in life.

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice May 1, 2013


Hey everyone!  I know it has been close to a year since my last post..and I am hoping to start things up again, and post regularly!

 

 

There has been so many changes in the last year. We have lost a dear grandmother, who was a big supporter of my blog. After reading about a cheesecake failure, she surprised me with a perfect cheesecake pan! She will definitely be missed in our lives.
mema and paige

On another sad note: our dog, Tank, went missing. I posted about him last year, and what a wonderful addition to our family he was. He has been missing for a little over a month, and we would love for him to come home still! It’s hard to give up hope on something, and I still look for him everyday.
Tank

On a lighter note of course, Paige’s birthday is in less than a month…she will be three! I can’t believe it. And Colt is just about as big as her already. It’s hard to belive.

 

 

On to the recipe!! I found this one over at Life as a Lofthouse Food Blog. I’m in love with a lot of her recipes, and this is definitely a family favorite.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs. ketchup
  • 1 tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and heat 1/4 cup of oil in a skillet over medium. Rinse chicken, and cut into cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

2.  Dredge in the cornstarch, then dip into the beaten eggs. Fry for a couple of minutes, or right before it is done. Set in a 8×8 cooking dish.

3.  Mix together vinegar, sugar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic powder with a whisk.

4.  Pour over cooked chicken in baking dish. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

 

 

This recipe is perfect with fried rice! I’m going to try to stay on top of things here, and keep updating with more recipes!

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read my blog!

 

Cheesy Chicken Lasagna December 28, 2011

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This was our dinner last night, and really good! Brandon is off all week, so I have more time to experiment with new recipes! He is definitely my picky eater, and he had two plates. I originally found this on realmomkitchen.com, and made a few changes…I added parmesan cheese, and instead of chicken we actually used leftover turkey, and you couldn’t even tell a difference. Let me know what you think!

Cheesy Chicken Lasagna

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans of evaporated milk (not fat-free)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package of dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 3 cups of cubed chicken, cooked
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (8 ounces) package of lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2-2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2-2 cups grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook the noodles according to the package, and rinse with cold water to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine milk and Ranch Dressing Mix in a large saucepan. Heat over low, and stir constantly until dry mix is dissolved. Stir in chicken and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, about 25 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. In a well buttered 9×13 dish, layer as follows: half of lasagna noodles, half of chicken and milk mixtures, half of the cheeses, then repeat.
  4. Bake 35-45 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let dish rest about 10 minutes before cutting.