Monday, June 16, 2008

I Remember Laura~Family Recipes

I Remember Laura
Happy Monday! Today I am participating in Miss Sandy's Laura Ingalls Wilder Blog-a-thon. If you would like to join in the fun or visit the other participants, please visit her at Quill Cottage.

Recipes
This week's theme is special family recipes and I have two favorites to share.

Chcken
The first one is called Honey-Eyed Chicken and my mom used to make it for us quite often. It was also one of the first dinners I made for Phillip after we got married.

Ingredients
You don't need a lot of ingredients and it is perfect for a quick dinner.

Honey-eyed Chicken

4 chicken breasts

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup mustard

4 teaspoons curry powder


Preheat oven to 350F. Place chicken in baking dish. Place butter, honey, mustard and curry powder in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake 45-60 minutes, basting 3-4 times. Serve over rice.

Chicken

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In 1995, my Nana and Papa came to visit us in Sioux Falls, SD. Afterwards, I rode with them back to their home in Canada for a two week visit. On my return flight, I ran into immigration trouble at the airport. Phillip had to mail them a particular document, so I ended up staying an extra week. The whole family went over to my Great Aunt Barb's house for dinner and she made Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares for dessert.

Ingredients

Aunt Barb’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 bag mini marshmallows

Melt butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in saucepan over low heat or in microwave. Blend well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into buttered 8 x 8 pan and chill for 1/2 hour. Cut into small squares.

Chocolate

I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at two of my special recipes! My family is still in town and we are having a great time together. I miss visiting you all, but will catch up on your latest news soon!

52 comments:

Missy said...

yummy! thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes :)

Blessings,
Missy

JanMary said...

I love chicken recipes, and this one looks delicious.

Also love the chocolate marshmallow one too - great for the kids to do.

Monique said...

Great recipes, they look so delicious, thank you so much for sharing. I must try them out !!!

Susan said...

The chicken sounds so good. I'll have to try it!

Edi said...

I grew up in Canada and we made something similar to the marshmallow squares...but we used colored mini marshmallows and I think butterscotch chips instead of the chocolate - the rest was the same. I was never crazy about it as a kid (not a big peanut butter fan)... I've only made it once or twice since I moved away 13 yrs ago...

Thanks for the memories. I always enjoy seeing something "Canadian"....

MyThreeDaughters said...

Thanks for showing the butter. I blogged about butter too, pretty sure our butter in Australia is shorter.
www.homesteadblogger.com/ourlittlehouseintown

Judy said...

I love your Laura posts. The recipies look wonderful.
I'm glad your having fun with your family.
Hugs,
Judy

Down on the Farm said...

I may have Honey-eyed chicken for supper tonight.......thanks

Kelley said...

Oh goodness Kelli both those recipes look so good!
Thanks for sharing them!
I am going to put the chicken recipe into my to try file and get it on the menu very soon!

Nancy M. said...

Looks so good! I love the "Laura" things.

The Passionate Housewife said...

We love this chicken recipe! I go through a lot of honey because of it!
The curry powder is what makes it so special, but these squares I'm going to have to try. They look yummy and easy.Thanks.

Love Bears All Things said...

This looked so yummy that I just had to copy it.
I made copies of the crossword in this month's magazine and brought them to my daugher's for the two "grands" here to do. We had fun with them yesterday.
Mama Bear

Hadias said...

I will definitely be trying the honey eyed chicken.

TJ said...

I just had Honey Chicken at a Chinese restaurant the other night. I wasn't sure what to expect, but loved the honey mustard taste. It was breaded chicken, though, I like that yours is much healthier and sounds like it will have the same flavor!

Enjoy your family!

TJ said...

I just had Honey Chicken at a Chinese restaurant the other night. I wasn't sure what to expect, but loved the honey mustard taste. It was breaded chicken, though, I like that yours is much healthier and sounds like it will have the same flavor!

Enjoy your family!

Barbara H. said...

That Honey-eyed chicken looks and sounds good!

Naturegirl said...

Kelli perfect recipes for my celebration!
Come see my ~Special Delivery~ post and bring the girls as I know they will Love what they see!!
Oh so filled with Joy!! aNNa xo

Jen said...

Thanks so much for sharing thee recipes. I love new ideas. Madison will so enjoy making these great desserts.

Lady Laurie said...

That chicken looks really good and both my hubby and I are big fans of curry. Can I come to your house for supper?

Connie W said...

Made my mouth water!

Sandra said...

Yum Kelli, these recipes look SO good. I can't wait to try them both, thanks for sharing.

I have a lot to catch up on your blog, I'll be lurking here for a while :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Julie said...

I just copied both of those recipes--they look fantastic. What kind of camera do you have--your pictures are always so clear and amazing. Thanks for sharing. Julie

Storybook Woods said...

That chicken recipe looks interesting. Thank you Clarice

Miss Sandy said...

Both recipes are quick, easy, and look delicious! I must try them both! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful stories and family favorites.

Jackie said...

That chicken recipe looks very simple. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Chocolate my favorite food group.

God bless.

Lora said...

Yum! Those look great! I'll have to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Mam said...

Kelli, how did you find time to post! That chicken sounds absolutely wonderful. I am going to try it.
I'm not even going to talk about the other one.
Love,
Nancy

Lori said...

Those recipes sound delicious.
I'm going to copy both of those.
We love chicken and rice at our home and my husbnad loves honey..so I am going to have to try that chicken recipe.
We love anythign chocolate.

Carolyne said...

Oh Kelli~That "Honey Chicken" recipe is our family's all time Fav.or.ite. Birthday Dinner! My boys all ask for it every year, and now that two of them are married, it's even more fun to make it when the 'Fam' gets together.
It's definitely one you put out the wet cloths for because you always want to lick the fingers!

Rowan said...

I'm sure I should love the Peanut Butter marshmallow squares as Recces chocolate peanut butter cups are one of my favourite things in all the world. Doesn't sound like diet food though:) I must go and look at the Laura blog-a-thon, sounds interesting.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh boy! Both those recipes look wonderful...I may be trying the chicken recipe for supper tonight!

Just Mom said...

YUM and DOUBLE YUM!

Feathering My Nest said...

Thank you for the recipes Kelli. They looks so good. I can't wait to try them. Kathi

Mrs. H said...

Kelli,
These both look so good! And all the ingredients are in my kitchen right now - love recipes like that. :-) Thank you for sharing them.
Mrs. H.

Charli and me said...

I have enjoyed getting a peek at your favorite recipes. I love how you posted the pictures. The chicken looks sooo good. I will be trying that for sure. Thank you for sharing.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

I am drooling over your recipes! Delicious! Have a lovely time with your family!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Didn't know I was going to get a cooking lesson when I clicked on your blog!
I'm going to try these recipes, especially the chicken. I love the way you picture it...makes it look so easy!
Diane

Emily said...

I love your recipes! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing them.... they look delicious!

Jeanne said...

Wow it's a good thing I just ate. Those pictures look good enough to eat. What an easy chicken recipe, will have to try it.

Farrah said...

Mmmmm! Thank you for sharing!!

Cat said...

I made your chicken tonight with rice and black beans OMG YUM!!!!!! DH even loved it. May I share it on my blog? or link to your recipe?

Hugs!!!

Julieann said...

Yummy post Kelli---where did you get your little honey pot? I think you told me once, but I can not remember--I am going to have to make both those recipes:)

Have a great evening!

It is a hot one here today---is it warm by you?

Julieann

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing another great recipe, as always!!
Have a great week :)
Stephanie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The chicken looks divine. I am going to try it tonight.

The Liberty Belle said...

I can't believe it! I took chicken from the freezer and was thinking how I would like to make something new with it. I found my answer here! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

mom2dixiechirps said...

Your chicken recipe looks yummy...I think I'll try it tomorrow evening! In the colder months, we make one similar to it...Orange Chicken.

STIR 1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce and 1/4 cup flour in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup orange marmalade, 3 Tbsp. soy sauce and 1 tsp. grated gingerroot; mix well.

POUR sauce mixture evenly over 8 bone-in chicken thighs (3-1/2 lb.), skin removed in slow cooker. (Do not stir.) Cover with lid.

I serve it with steamed white rice and green beans w/ almonds...ohhh, it's sooo good!

Katie said...

Wow! Those recipes look delicious! I cannot wait to try that chicken!

Michelle said...

Another Recipe for next weeks mpm!!!thank you Kelli ;-) that makes it easy..look forward to making it.

Wendy said...

OH that chicken looks delicious....Can you use boneless skinless chicken with it???I have to make me some, and I have all the ingredients, and I do believe if I can use the boneless skinless I will be making it for dinner tomorrow...

Heather said...

The chicken recipe was delicious!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!!!!

JanMary said...

Making your chicken dish right now - smells delicious :)

I posted about it on Twitter (I am JanMary3) with the link, so you may get some more visitors.

Jen said...

I just made them for the family....two words....yum yum..thanks for sharing.