Archive for » March 28th, 2011«

I NEVER buy buttermilk.  ALWAYS keep vinegar on hand and make your own!!!

 

Making a recipe that calls for buttermilk? Use this simple substitute, and you won’t need to buy any
 
WHAT YOU NEED!!!
  • Milk (just under one cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice
MAKE IT!!!

1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.

2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.

3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.

WHAT YOU NEED!!!

1 C. Yellow Corn Meal
1/3 C. Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
3/4 C. Buttermilk
1  Egg

Mix all together in mixing bowl until smooth. Pour into greased 8″ x 8″ baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes until done.
Remove from oven and let cool completely. When cool crumble corn bread and place 3 cups of corn bread crumbs in mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 cup melted butter to crumbs and mix well, set aside.

Chicken Filling

2 1/2 C. Cooked Chicken Breasted ( cut into bite size pieces)
1/4 C. Yellow Onion (chopped)
1/2 C. Celery ( sliced thin)
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 3/4 C. Chicken Broth
2 Tbsp. Butter

 

MAKE IT!!!

In sauce pan on medium low heat place butter and saute onions, and celery until transparent, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended and soup is dissolved completely. Add chicken, stir and blend until mixture reaches a low simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat. Place chicken mixture in buttered casserole dish 2 1/2 quart, or individual casserole dishes ( about four ). Spoon cornbread crumb topping on top of chicken mixture, do not stir in chicken filling and place baking dish in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes. The crumbs will turn a golden yellow.
A side order of green beans or  garden salad makes for a hearty meal.

 

Buon appetito always!
  Mangia!!!!