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Eggnog Pancakes, Om Nom Nom

One of my favorite things about the winter holiday seasons is the return of eggnog. I love the stuff, and I’m always really sad when it goes. I have this really bad habit of buying more of the stuff than I can drink, though, and am always at a loss for what else to do with it. So, this morning I made eggnog pancakes! Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp clarified butter
1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

1. Heat skillet or griddle on medium heat.
2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center,
3. Pour wet ingredients into the well, and mix well. If batter is too thick for your liking, add a little more milk.
4. Proceed to cook like normal pancakes. Eat and enjoy!

As for the clarified butter: if you don’t clarify it a little, the pancakes are more likely to burn before they’re done cooking in the middle. I clarified half a stick and wound up with more clarified butter than I needed, but I’m too lazy to do the math. At any rate, to clarify the butter, melt it slowly in the smallest sauce pan you have. Let it sit for a moment to separate. Skim the foam off the top and dispose of it. Carefully pour/measure the melted butter, without getting the stuff settled on the bottom, and voilà, you have clarified butter!

Chicken and Fried Noodles for Cheap!

This is something Jeff came up with the other day, and it was extremely yummy and extremely inexpensive.

I don’t know exactly what he did so I’ll just explain it as best I can, and you can figure it out :D

First, he took some chicken and cooked it with some oil. Then he took a package of chicken flavored Top Ramen and cooked the noodles for about a minute (the water was already boiling) just to let it absorb some water. Then he stir-fried (so he described it to me) the noodles with a little more oil with the chicken and mixed in about half the package of ramen flavoring.

And it was quite tasty. The texture of the noodles was really awesome because they were kind of hard without being like.. crispy. If that makes sense. So you guys will have to try it and let me know how it comes out :D

47 – Anna Banana Sherbert

A recipe even the Katie’s of the world can handle (ie: those that cannot cook!), it’s really tasty.

Anna-Banana Sherbert
1 Quart or 6 Large Servings
4 very ripe bananas2 cups evaporated milk
2 lemons2 cups whole milk
2 cups sugar
1. Mash the bananas with a fork.
2. Squeeze juice from lemons and strain to remove seeds.
3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
4. Pour into a shallow container and freeze.

35 – Pineapple Chicken Rice Recipe!

My mom ever so graciously gave me the recipe for the Pineapple Chicken Rice I had mentioned earlier! Mom rocks ♥

Ingredients:

Oil
1 C Rice
1 1/2 C Chicken Broth

4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (sliced or diced)
2 C sliced celery
1 C diced onion
1/2 C diced green bell pepper
2 TBSP soy sauce

1 can of pineapple rings in heavy syrup
1 chicken bouillon cube

Directions:

In a casserole pan, heat some oil, add rice, stir until brown. Add chicken broth. Bake covered at 350 for 1 hour.

In a frying pan, using 2 TBSP of oil, lightly brown chicken. Add celery, onion, green bell pepper and soy sauce.

In a separate pan, heat 1 C of pineapple syrup (from the can of pineapple) and dissolve the bouillon cube in it. Add to chicken mixture, Cover and simmer for 5 mins. Toss this in with the rice and top with the pineapple slices.

Heat in oven.