Monday, December 15, 2014

Fresh apple cake

1 egg
2/3 cup sugar (or less if you like)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3  plus 1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together and add

2 cups finely peeled and chopped apples 
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Bake in 9 X 9 inch cake pan
:45 minutes at 350 degrees

Caramel sauce
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4  cup cream
1/4  cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt

Combine a d bring to a boil, serve warm sauce over arm cake.
Double this in a 9 X 13 cake pan

Story- I was looking for a good from scratch cake recipe for Gramma Evanson's 96th birthday party. This was excellent, I served it with ice cream and the caramel sauce. Easy, and good

Chicken Noodle Soup-(Cold-Busting)

2 Quarts chicken Broth (8 cups)
1 onion (whole)- insert 2-3 cloves in the end of the onion

Begin cooking in large soup kettle
Brown 2 medium or large chicken breasts in small amount of olive oil, when cooked through, pull apart with 2 forks. (I added about 1 cup of water while this was cooking so it wouldn't cook dry)

3. medium carrots, peeled and diced
2. Stalks of celery, washed and diced
2. Garlic cloves chopped
1  Parsnip shredded
1. 4 inch strip cut of fresh ginger
1. Bay leaf
2. Tablespoons parsley
1/4. Cup white cooking wine

Add above ingredients to broth
Add pulled chicken
Remove cloves from onion, cut onion into smaller pieces, discard cloves

Add salt and pepper to taste

20 minutes before serving, add "Reames" frozen noodles (the amount you want, I used about 1/2 of the bag)
Cook (boil lightly) until noodles are done.

Story-Will had a terrible cold, I wanted to help him get over it, so combined 4 different chicken noodle soup recipes to come up with this one. It was very good, and worthy to go on the blog. I started this soup about 10:00 am for our noon meal.