Sunday, March 9, 2008

Get your oven ready...

Over the weekend I tried out two new recipes. For dinner on Friday night I made chicken (BBQ chicken for me, and buffalo chicken for Steven). For our potato side I made Parmesan Steak Fries. It was incredibly easy.

Potatoes cut into wedges
3 egg whites beaten with a bit of salt until frothy
Parmesan cheese, grated

Take the potato wedges (I cut each potato into 8 wedges) and submerge them in the egg, letting the excess drip off. Roll in the cheese and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 30 minutes. Use a fork to check for done-ness.

They were really good, and easier than mashed potatoes.

Then, to continue on my cookie expedition, I tried Peanut Butter Cookies. Here is the recipe:

1 1/4 cups flour, sift or stir before measuring
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; place on greased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork; dip fork in flour periodically to keep it from sticking to the peanut butter cookie dough.
Bake peanut butter cookies at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes.

I substituted butter for shortening, and I think they turned out great. Steven thought they were so good that he tried to convince me they were "poisoned" and that I shouldn't eat any. I ate 2 about an hour ago, and so far there have been no repercussions of the poison.

I have a busy couple weeks ahead. Lots of projects and tests coming up before spring break, and I have lots of projects on my plate at work too. I'll post more details about those tomorrow.

Everyone should try the cookies (MOM), you won't be sorry!


1 comment:

  1. OMG!!!! I am drooling all over my keyboard. I'm going to ruin my computer:{ I wish I was there to eat some of YOUR cookies 'cuz I don't have time to make any of my own.
    Tell Steve I said "GOOD TRY", but he got all of the Girl Scout cookies!! :P
    Love ya, Babe!!
    Keep on cookin', kookie :)


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