Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Memes

Friday Fill- Ins

1. I love springtime in _California____!

2. _Gravy and biscuits____ are foods I love to eat for breakfast.

3. It seems I'm always searching for _ways to make more money____ .

4. _A nice long bath____ is a great way to end the day.

5. I think I _am losing my mind sometimes____!

6. _Watermelon____ is what I've been craving lately.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _go out to dinner with my son and his family____, tomorrow my plans include _nothing since it's supposed to rain____ and Sunday, I want to _catch up on my blogs____!

Friday 5
1. Among your acquaintances, who’s the best screamer?
I don't think I've ever heard them scream about anything.

2. When was the last time you had to shout in order to be heard?
Almost every day, just kidding. Not much shouting around here, thank goodness.

3. When was the last time you cheered for anything?
my granddaughter's ballgame

4. Whom did you last yell at?
my dog when he wouldn't come back to me after getting with his dog friends outside

5. When did you last lose your voice, or at least find yourself hoarse?
Hoarse from being sick last year.


Amazing Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
10 3/4 ounces cream of chicken soup, condensed
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate

1 Heat the shortening in a skillet over medium-high heat. In a bowl, mix the flour, condensed soup, seasoned salt, pepper, and salt. Dip chicken in the mixture to coat, and fry in the skillet until golden brown.
2 Place chicken in a slow cooker. Mix the chicken broth, brown sugar, and orange juice concentrate in a bowl, and pour over chicken in the slow cooker.
3 Cover, and cook 2 to 3 hours on Low or 1 to 2 hours on High.

Four Foods on Friday #24

#1. What’s your favorite food smell?
Wow, that's hard to answer. I think any smells that remind me of my childhood.

#2. What’s your favorite kind of apple?
I like yellow apples.

#3. What veggies do you like in your salad?
lettuce, cucumber, radished, carrots

#4. Share a recipe that uses beef.

Pepper Steak

Notes: In place of the tomatoes, I sometimes use one 15 oz. can tomato sauce. It makes a lovely gravy for the rice.

1 1/2 pounds round or sirloin steak, cut in 1/8 " strips
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup sliced onions, with tops
2 green bell pepper, cut in strips
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 cups hot cooked rice

Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper (and meat tenderizer); brown meat in butter. Add garlic salt. Add onions and green peppers; cook until wilted. Add tomatoes and broth. Cover and simmer on low heat about 15 minutes. Blend water with cornstarch and soy sauce. Stir into steak. Cook until thickened. Serve over hot rice.


small_ladybug12 said...

What a great Friday Fill In - I love watermelon and it is a sure sign of summer....can't wait to have some. Have a great weekend.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I looooooooooooove Orange chicken - this sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

This looks really good. I use my crockpot a lot! Thanks for joining Freezer Food Friday and sharing your recipe!


Mommy of 2 Grlz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Orange Chicken, great recipe!!!!

stephanie said...

Wow, this is a busy Friday!

No screaming or shouting around your place? Lucky...

I am totally going to try that orange chicken recipe - anything that will cook itself for a couple hours has got to be delicious.

(Thanks for visiting me! Enjoy your weekend).

DeeBee said...

I'm going to try your Pepper Steak recipe. It looks delicious.

Kolfinnas Korner said...

The Slow cooker orange chicken recipe caught my attention. I'm always looking for yummy recieps for my cooker so supper is ready when we get home! I may add it to next week's menu. YUM!

Janet said...

I like Gravy and biscuits, too, but they're not as good up here as they are down south! Have a great weekend, and thanks for playing!

Literary Feline said...

Spring in California is nice--as long as my allergies don't bother me too much.

Watermelon does sound good! I hope you have a great week, Sandy!

Anonymous said...

Good point, though sometimes it's hard to arrive to definite conclusions