Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sunday Dinner

Anne's Chicken Stew
Cheese Wafers
Leafy Salad
Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Anne's Chicken Stew

3 or 4 chicken breast halves cut into bite sized chunks
4 or 5 medium potatoes peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
2 or 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
1 medium onion peeled and cut into chunks
1 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 garlic cloves-halved
salt and pepper to taste
flour for dredging

Dredge chicken pieces in flour seasoned with salt and pepper-in small batches-and brown in a small amount of oil. Do this in a large heavy pot. When all chicken is browned add the remaining ingredients and water to cover everything by 1/2 to 1 inch.

Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until veggies are tender. This should thicken on its own. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Cheese Wafers

1 c flour
1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese-grated
1/2 c softened butter or margarine

Mix all ingredients and shape in 1-inch balls. Roll in sesame seeds if desired.
Arrange about 2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake 450F about 6 minutes.
Serve hot or cool. Makes about 4 dozen
Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

3/4 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t baking powder
3 T oil
2 T water
2 large egg whites
2 oz light cream cheese, softened (about 3 1/2 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350: F. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking
spray. Combine flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, cocoa and baking powder
in a medium-size bowl; mix well. Add oil, water and egg
whites; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon and
spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Combine cream cheese,
remaining sugar and vanilla in a small bowl; blend well. Drop
small spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture over brownie batter;
swirl gently with a knife to create a decorative pattern. Bake
until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20
minutes. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 16


cmhl said...

the cheese wafers sound good! surely I can manage THAT!

Anonymous said...

The chicken stew sounds great too!

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