Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Night Dinner

I have had the most awful day today =(  So not a good day all the way around... Thought to myself I might as well have a yummy dinner to make up for this awful, awful day.... (it is 3:00 and the baby has had 3 baths and 3 changes of clothes, and 3 changes of clothes myself =(  well only 1 bath for me lol.....
So was going to cook a great dinner for my husband for Sweetest Day tomorrow and thought why not do it today and go out to dinner for Sweetest Day (use up those gift certificates from last Christmas and my birthday lol :)  Hopefully my family will cooperate and let me cook dinner.....(listen to that family =)
Making  Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms, Cumin Marinated Pork Chops, Roasted potatoes w/ bacon & onions, steamed squash & Texas Sheet cake for dessert...

Cumin Marinated Pork Chops
5-6 pork chops
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worchester sauce
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1tsp. cumin
2 T. brown sugar

In a big ziploc bag, place all ingredients (except pork chops), mix together (I wisked the ingredients together in the bag), then place pork chops in.  Seal bag getting as much air out as possible.  Mix with your hands the bag around to coat porkchops in marinade.  Place in a bowl into the fridge (in case bag leaks).  Marinate at least an hour to overnight. Place on greased baking sheet ,disgarding marinade.   Cook at 350 degrees until pork chops are done about an hour.

Texas Sheet Cake
1 stick butter or margarine
4 eggs
1tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 can Hershey syrup
1 c flour
1tsp cinnamon

Spray a sheet pan with non-stick spray and preheat oven to 325. 
Mix together with electric mixer butter & sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Mix together in another bowl all of the dry ingredients (I wisk the mixture instead of sifting it, much easier).  Alternately add dry ingredients, and Hershey syrup until all the ingredients are incorporated.  Place batter in sprayed sheet pan baking for 30 minutes until done and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  Immediately pour icing over hot cake..

1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 c sugar
1/2 c evaporated milk
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 mini marshmellows
1 tsp cinnamon

In saucepan over medium heat place butter, sugar,marshmellow & evaporated milk stir together.  Bring to boil stirring until marshmellows are melted and entire mixture is rapidly boiling.  Add chocolate chips stirring until melted.  Add cinnamon mixing well.  Pour mixture over hot cake just out of the oven spreading into a thin layer over cake.  Will harden upon standing.  Enjoy :)

Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms
6-12 Whole Mushrooms (stuffing mushrooms in mushroom section of supermarket)
1 can crabmeat drained and flaked
1 pkg Stove Top stuffing (I use Chicken)
1/4 tsp sage
1/2 stick butter
1 1/2 cups water
olive oil

In saucepan put water, sage and butter bring to boil.  When mixture boils turn off heat and add Stove top mixture.  Mix well put lid on pan and let sit for 5 minutes.  When done fluff with fork.  Add crabmeat to stuff mixture mixing well.  Wash mushroom caps and disgard stems.  Stuff each mushroom cap wih 1-2 Tablespoons stuffing mixture place on aluminum foil lined baking sheet stuffing side up.  Drizzle the mushrooms lightly with olive oil.  Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees until done.  Enjoy

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