Monday, December 31, 2007


We have a tradition in our home that every Friday night is "Fun Night". We rotate through the children, in birth order, and when it is "their night", they get to decide on the meal and more importantly, the dessert :) They also get to decide what we do that night for fun. They can choose a game to play, movie to watch, etc.
So, every Friday, I will post a new recipe for you from our dinner!
This past Friday it was Jacob's night. He is 5 and you never know what he will pick! He chose Stromboli and he likes it made with eggs, sausage and cheese. You can fill it with numerous different things. We have done italian, mexican, ham and cheese, etc.
First, you make your dough.
2C very warm water
4tsp yeast
5T sugar
2tsp salt
4T oil
5C flour
In a large bowl, mix water and yeast with a whisk until dissolved. Add sugar and salt. With a wooden spoon, stir in flour one cup at a time. After the 4th cup, I add the oil. It makes it easier to stir in that last cup. Beat until a soft dough forms. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. This will make one large stromboli.
Like I said, we have used many different varieties of fillings. The picture shows a filling with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese. When you are ready to assemble, roll out the dough to approximately 12X12 inch rectangle. Spread your filling over the entire surface of the dough. Fold in ends first then fold over sides. Pick it up carefully and place on your pan seam side down. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!



Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cindy's Intro

I am Cindy, married to my sweet husband for 19 years and mom to 9 children (8 here with us and 1 with Jesus). I am so thankful for the priviledge of being a wife and mother, and serving my family is the greatest joy. I have always loved to cook and I want to pass on to my children the love of hospitality and service to others. I am always trying out new recipes and I would love to share them with you. I hope to encourage you as you seek to serve your family to the glory of God.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Chocolate Covered Cherries

A Christmas tradition still going strong
after 14 years.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Parmesan Chicken

I'm copying this recipe that Jessica originally posted on the Sew Chic blog because I never can find it over there. Seems like we rarely post on this cooking blog anymore, but I often find myself coming over to find one of my own or Jessica's tried and true recipes. This chicken Parmesan has become a favorite at my house, and now I'll be able to find the recipe easily. :) You can find Jessica's original post here.
p.s. This is really, really good!!!!

Parmesan Chicken
1 cup dry bread crumbs (needs to be a pretty fine consistency. We ground ours up in the hopper chopper)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3/4 cup melted butter
2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken but into 1" cubes or strips

Combine the dry ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken in the melted butter, then roll in crumbs. Place in a greased 15 by 10" sheet pan. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes.

Serve with pasta topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and a good salad!