February is passing by quickly! We are so ready for Spring around here! I cannot wait to work out in the yard. I hope to start clearing some garden beds this weekend. Today I will share a couple of recipes and a book review. The first recipe is from the book Saving Dinner, by Leanne Ely. I really enjoy this cookbook. It contains menus, shopping lists, and good healthy meals with side options also.
CARAMELIZED GARLIC CHICKEN
3 teaspoons olive oil, plus additional for greasing foiled pan
6 cloves garlic,pressed
6 teaspoons brown sugar
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Heat oven to 500 degrees F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil, lightly grease the foil with a little oil.
Heat oil in small skillet over medium-low heat until hot. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes or until garlic begins to soften. (Don't let garlic get brown!) Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar until well mixed. Set aside.
Place chicken breasts on greased foil-lined pan, spreading the garlic mixture evenly over chicken.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
The next recipe is from my cousin, Tonia. What a great dessert!!
MOUNTAIN DEW CAKE
1 box lemon cake mix
1 (3.4-oz.) box instant lemon pudding
1 (12-oz.) can Mountain Dew
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, Mountain Dew, oil, and eggs. Mix at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
This makes for an absolutely delicious dessert! Thanks Tonia!
I recently finished the book The Duggars: 20 and Counting! by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar. I loved this book. I couldn't put it down! The Duggar family just fascinates me anyway. This book was an interesting account of their family values and guidelines. All through the book, one can see how they put God first and how He blessed that. They are also very honest about mistakes along the way. I especially enjoyed the section on how they have handled finances. To handle finances God's way is something that is not promoted in today's society, but they had patience and endurance in this area and faith that God would provide and see them through. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned much from it.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!