- If you use a lot of caramelized onions, make some extra and freeze for the next time you need them. They last 3 months in the freezer.
- If you are having a party and will be serving ice cream, fill a muffin tin with cupcake papers and put a scoop of ice cream in each then refreeze. No more sticky hurried mess trying to dig out and serve ice cream while your guests (or impatient children) wait.
- When making baked potatoes, make a few extra to peel and use the next day to make potato soup, potato salad or fried potatoes.
Oven Fried Chicken With Biscuits*
Candied Red Sweet Potatoes*
Celery/Green Pepper Sticks
Honey Spice Snaps*
Oven Fried Chicken With Biscuits
4 -5 Tbsp. margarine (not butter)
4-6 pieces of chicken
1/2 cup baking mix
Salt and pepper
1 can refrigerator biscuits
Melt margarine in a 9×13 pan. Pour baking mix on a plate or in a plastic bag. Roll chicken in the margarine, then into baking mix and place back into the pan. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 375° for about 45 minutes, until the juices run clear.
About 5-10 minutes before the chicken is done, push the pieces of chicken tightly against one side of the pan and lay biscuits into the pan on the opposite side. Finish baking until the biscuits are brown.
Note: It’s okay to lay the biscuits in the margarine and all in the bottom of the pan. That makes the biscuits margarine soaked and crispy. Oh, yum!
Candied Red Sweet Potatoes
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup red cinnamon candies (red hots)
2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced to 1 1/2″ thick
In a large skillet, heat sugar, water, candies and margarine to a boil. Carefully place sweet potatoes in a single layer in the hot syrup to cover the bottom of skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat until done and syrup is thick (about 1 hour). Baste several time with syrup while cooking.
Note: These can be prepared ahead of time and warmed up.
Honey Spice Snaps
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup honey or dark corn syrup
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 1/2 tsp. soda
2 1/4 cups flour
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and honey or corn syrup. Mix well. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Shape into balls about the size of walnuts. Dip half of the ball in water and then into white sugar. Place sugar side up on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.