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The Blended Kitchen Thanksgiving Recipes Featuring Irish and Soul Food Dishes

Hello All,

I hope everyone has recovered from your Turkey Hangovers.

I have received several requests for recipes for a few of our dishes from yesterday so here they are:

Big M and lil m’s (Mern and Malaika) Fried Chicken Recipe 

#Big M & Lil' M's Fried Chicken #Delicious
#Big M & Lil’ M’s Fried Chicken #Delicious

Ingredients

 

  • In a shallow dish or bowl combine the egg and seasoning salt and mix together. Dip chicken in mixture and turn to coat completely. Set aside.
  • In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. One at a time, place chicken pieces in bag, seal and shake to coat. Add more flour and/or cornstarch as necessary, but add them in equal parts (there should be an equal amount of each in the mixture).
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Be sure to use enough oil to cover chicken pieces.
  • Place coated chicken on a platter and allow to sit until it becomes doughy (this is critical, to ensure crispiness when fried) Trust me I found out the hard way with my first 3 pieces. Once chicken is doughy, test oil by dropping a piece of the “dough” into it; the oil is ready when it starts to fry immediately.
  • Fry chicken pieces in oil for about 7 to 10 minutes each, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels and serve

 

Betty's Slammin Mac 'n Cheese
Betty’s Slammin Mac ‘n Cheese

4 T unsalted butter (plus more for baking dish)
3 C elbow macaroni
2 12-oz. cans evaporated milk
1/3 C skim milk
2 large eggs
½ t seasoned salt
¼ t garlic powder
1 t salt (plus more for pasta water)
½ t pepper
2 8-oz. packages sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 8-0z. package Monterey jack cheese, shredded
paprika, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Generously butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish; set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt and macaroni. Cook al dente according to package directions. Drain, and return to pot. Add butter, and toss until pasta is coated and butter has melted; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, skim milk, and eggs. Add seasoned salt, garlic, 1t salt and ½t pepper; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine cheeses; set aside.

Place ½ of macaroni in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; cover evenly with ½ of shredded cheese. Repeat with remaining macaroni and cheese mixture. Pour milk mixture evenly over contents of baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake until top layer is lightly browned, 35 – 45 minutes. Let stand 10 – 15 minutes before serving.

Tunnie’s Crazy Good Cabbage

#crazygoodcabbage
#crazygoodcabbage
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of  salt
  • 2  tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 onion
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 1½- 2 cups chicken broth (I substituted chicken broth instead of  Tunnie’s turkey necks or smoked hocks) Either way is yummy!
Instructions
  1.  Cut cabbage into quarters, removing the hard stem. Slice each quarter into 1-inch wide strips.
  2. Cut onion into small pieces
  3.  In a large pot, add butter, olive oil, salt, pepper,onion & cabbage.
  4.  Add in chicken broth and toss.
  5.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  6.  Simmer for 15 minutes, stir occasionally

 

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Delight by Christin

Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Banana Pudding Cheesecake

http://spicysouthernkitchen.com/banana-pudding-cheesecake/

Amazing Irish Mashed Potatoes by Natalie

#irish-champ mashed potatoes #recipes
#irish-champ mashed potatoes #recipes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220887/natalies-amazing-irish-mashed-potatoes/?internalSource=search%20result&referringContentType=search%20results

Again thanks to all who helped make our meal special and please send in any thoughts, ideas and recipes for our Christmas Dinner. The theme will be Irish, Soul food and Hawaiian!

#onelove #happiness #family
#onelove #happiness #family

The Loftus Kitchen | Thanksgiving Joy from the Loftus Family, Recipes.

Thanksgiving Joy from the Loftus Family

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Our Irish / Soul food thanksgiving dinner was a success. Thanks to everyone who submitted recipes for us to try!

We had a blast spending time together as usual and hope you all had a wonderful day with Loved ones as well.

Everyday is a Blessing.

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 Fried Chicken Recipe 

#Big M & Lil' M's Fried Chicken #Delicious

 

Ingredients

 

  • In a shallow dish or bowl combine the egg and seasoning salt and mix together. Dip chicken in mixture and turn to coat completely. Set aside.
  • In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. One at a time, place chicken pieces in bag, seal and shake to coat. Add more flour and/or cornstarch as necessary, but add them in equal parts (there should be an equal amount of each in the mixture).
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Be sure to use enough oil to cover chicken pieces.
  • Place coated chicken on a platter and allow to sit until it becomes doughy (this is critical, to ensure crispiness when fried) Trust me I found out the hard way with my first 3 pieces. Once chicken is doughy, test oil by dropping a piece of the “dough” into it; the oil is ready when it starts to fry immediately.
  • Fry chicken pieces in oil for about 7 to 10 minutes each, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels and serve

 

Betty's Slammin Mac 'n Cheese

Betty’s Slammin Mac ‘n Cheese

4 T unsalted butter (plus more for baking dish)
3 C elbow macaroni
2 12-oz. cans evaporated milk
1/3 C skim milk
2 large eggs
½ t seasoned salt
¼ t garlic powder
1 t salt (plus more for pasta water)
½ t pepper
2 8-oz. packages sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 8-0z. package Monterey jack cheese, shredded
paprika, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Generously butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish; set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt and macaroni. Cook al dente according to package directions. Drain, and return to pot. Add butter, and toss until pasta is coated and butter has melted; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, skim milk, and eggs. Add seasoned salt, garlic, 1t salt and ½t pepper; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine cheeses; set aside.

Place ½ of macaroni in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; cover evenly with ½ of shredded cheese. Repeat with remaining macaroni and cheese mixture. Pour milk mixture evenly over contents of baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake until top layer is lightly browned, 35 – 45 minutes. Let stand 10 – 15 minutes before serving.

Tunnie’s Crazy Good Cabbage

#crazygoodcabbage

#crazygoodcabbage

Ingredients
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of  salt
  • 2  tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 onion
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 1½- 2 cups chicken broth (I substituted chicken broth instead of  Tunnie’s turkey necks or smoked hocks) Either way is yummy!
 
Instructions
  1.  Cut cabbage into quarters, removing the hard stem. Slice each quarter into 1-inch wide strips.
  2. Cut onion into small pieces
  3.  In a large pot, add butter, olive oil, salt, pepper,onion & cabbage.
  4.  Add in chicken broth and toss.
  5.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  6.  Simmer for 15 minutes, stir occasionally

 

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Delight

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

 

Amazing Irish Mashed Potatoes

#irish-champ mashed potatoes #recipes

#irish-champ mashed potatoes #recipes

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Again thanks to all who helped make our meal special and please send in any thoughts, ideas and recipes for our Christmas Dinner. The theme will be Irish, Soul food and Hawaiian!

#onelove #happiness #family

#onelove #happiness #family

The Blended Thanksgiving Feast | Recipes

Irish & Soul Food Fusion Recipes

Hey Folks,

While some of you know that Colin is a wiz in the kitchen and our resident chef when it comes to Mexican dishes, party foods and grilled pizzas, I am learning the art of cooking simple yet enticing meals. Together we have yet to cook our own Thanksgiving feast because we are usually either chowing down on  Colin’s or my mom’s delicious food when we are visiting or volunteering at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving day. But this year with Kingston being so little and not able to participate yet,we have decided to tackle our very first Thanksgiving Day meal in Boise.  We are calling it the “blended feast”. It’s going to be a mixture of Irish recipes and Soul food! Yummy.

So far this is what we’ve planned for the menu:

Turkey & Cornbread Stuffing
cheddar mashed potatoes with bacon
Cabbage
Fried Corn
Irish soda bread & sweet water cornbread
Down home mac & cheese

Sweet potato pie & banana pudding cheesecake. (can’t wait)

We’ll let you know how it turns out. Please send in any ideas & recipes for our “blended kitchen” Irish Soul Food Hawaiian Christmas Meal!!

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Thanks and Have a Happy Holiday Season…