Friday, February 13, 2015

Week 57 Friday (2/13/15)

Recipe Review      

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Easy Peppermint Fudge        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 145 calories per serving, if 25 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         Well, it all started out wrong. I was ready to start preparing the fudge, and I realized that I needed two packages of chocolate chips. Of course, I only had one package of the semisweet ones. I returned to the basement store and hunted for more. I located cinnamon chips (which I use for scones) and decided that they would not work. Then I found the Reese’s Peanut Butter ones which were a possibility. I finally saw a bag of mixed peanut butter and milk chocolate chips, which appeared to be the best or only choice. Of course I could have run to the store – but ruled that out because gosh darn it, I just didn’t want to go. So I apologize for changing Ree’s recipe.
         This was so easy. It only took about 10 minutes to create and a few hours in the refrigerator. I love the taste, but it does clash with the peppermint. So my recommendation after screwing up the recipe is to  just use semisweet chips and the peppermint atop. You also could use the mixed chips and lose the peppermint altogether.
         Either way, I am sure it will be loved at school.  It is really, really rich, and all you need is a teeny tiny piece to make your day.

Here is what I used - it should have
been two semisweet packages

The topper

This is my homemade double boiler - a
bowl atop of pan of boiling water

The finished product ready to
go to the fridge for a few hours.

Yum!  My sample bite.

Fabulous “Family and Friends” Food

Popover Pizza
No name of the recipe card

Ingredients:         12 – 16 oz. mild Italian sausage, cut small
                           1 chopped medium onion
                           1 Tblsp. margarine
                           1 (15.5 oz.) jar pizza sauce
                           1 (6 oz.) pkg. sliced mozzarella
                           2 eggs
                           1 cup milk
                           1 Tblsp. salad oil
                           1 cup flour
                           ½ teasp. salt
                           ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

         In a skillet, brown sausage and onion in margarine. Drain. Stir in pizza sauce. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2 pan. Arrange sliced mozzarella cheese over the top evenly.
         In a bowl, beat eggs, milk and oil. Add flour and salt to the bowl. Beat until smooth with a rotary beater.
         Pour batter evenly over the cheese in the pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese atop the batter. 
         Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Cut and serve warm.

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