Monday, October 20, 2008


Stephen had his birthday this week, so he got to choose what he wanted for dinner that night. He chose Haystacks. Sorry I didn't get a picture of this on a plate- I was too busy scarfing it down. :-) I love this!

Turkey or Chicken Gravy*
Chopped turkey or chicken mixed into the gravy
Shredded cheese
Shredded coconut
Chopped fresh tomatoes
Chopped onion
Chopped bell pepper
Pineapple chunks
Sour cream
Tortilla chips

Layer everything on your plate- starting with the rice and gravy, then adding whatever else you want. The combinations might not sound appealing, but it's really delicious. We mix the rice mixture up, then scoop and eat with the tortilla chips.

*I normally use a soup stock to make this gravy. I start with about 4 to 6 cups of stock, stir in the flour/milk mixture, add salt and pepper to taste and then stir in the meat.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

I've been trying to blog this one for the last month... the first time I made it I wasn't thinking (typical pregnancy brain) and put in twice the amount of milk- so the streusel and cranberries sank. I took a picture, but it didn't look right (took me a while to figure out what I did wrong), so I made it again- well, then I didn't keep track of the measurements for the topping. Then there were 2 times I got it right- but forgot to take pictures. LOL- no one has complained that I keep making the same coffee cake.

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

2 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk
2 eggs
1/3 c. oil
1 c. dried cranberries

Mix well, spread into greased 9" x 13" baking dish. Sprinkle cranberries over the top.

Streusel Topping:
1/4 c. butter melted
1/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix Streusel topping and sprinkle over cranberries. Bake at 350˚ for 40 minutes.


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