Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chicken Toastettes

White Sauce is needed for this recipe (you will find it in Aprils recipes)

  • 6 slices square white bread
  • 2 1/2 c. chopped cooked chicken (any variety)
  • 1/4 small onion chopped
  • 1 stick chopped celery
  • 1/2 c cooked peas
  • 1tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine

Cut off the crusts and butter one side of each piece of bread.
Carefully place the bread into a muffin tin, forcing it into shape.
Bake the bread at 350 for approx. 15 min or until browned. Remove toast cups from tin and place on individual serving plates. (I usually use two per serving)

Mix all of the above ingredients together and then add this mixture to the white sauce.

Pour the hot creamed chicken mixture into each toast cup and enjoy!

Note: This is a great recipe for using up leftover chicken or turkey. I make it one of my "7 days of turkey" meals after every thanksgiving.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Coconut Meringue Pie

Single Pie

  • 1 c shredded coconut
  • 2 c. steamed milk (heat milk just til steam forms over pan-DO NOT BOIL)

    In Separate bowl:
  • 5 tbs. flour
  • 2 tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c sugar

  • Separate 3 egg yolks and beat until lemony in color (set whites aside for meringue topping)
  • Add dry mixture (above) to steamed milk
  • Add beaten egg yolks and coconut and cook til thickened (stir constantly)
  • Add 2 tsp. vanilla
  • After mixture is thickened (it will look like pudding) set aside to cool with a wax paper covering
  • Pour cooled pudding into the pie crust.

Meringue Topping
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat egg whites until frothy. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Pile on top of pie and form peaks with a fork.... bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes.

Note: This recipe comes to me from my mother who received it from her mother and so forth....
Not too many people take the time to make a really great old fashion pie these days. It's so easy to open a box of pudding but this is worth the time!
I can tell you from my own experience growing up and even today...once you've tried this recipe you will not want to order Coconut Meringue pie in a restaurant ever again.