Sunday, September 4, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

I got this recipe from the Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Cookbook.I used homemade blackberry jam for the filling.These are scrumptious!

1/2 C. smooth peanut butter
7 T. butter or margarine,softened
1 C. packed brown sugar
1 1/4 C.flour
1 1/4 C. quick oats
3/4 C.jam/jelly

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
In large bowl, cream peanut butter,butter,and brown sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.Add flour and oats and mix well.Press half of mixture in 8x8" baking pan.Gently spread jam over mixture.Layer remaining oat mixture over jam and press lightly.Bake for 40 minutes.Cool and cut into bars.
Yield: 16 bars

Friday, September 2, 2011

Oregano Chicken

This is one of my all time favorite AND frugal chicken recipes.

1/4 cup butter, melted
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
1 to 2 tablespoons dried oregano

In a small bowl, combine the butter, salad dressing mix and lemon juice. Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spoon butter mixture over chicken.
Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover. Baste with pan drippings; sprinkle with oregano. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.

Chicken Roll 'Em Ups

1/2 cup spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
1/2 pound sliced cooked chicken
2 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 medium tomato, chopped

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and mustard. Spread over tortillas. Top
with chicken, lettuce, bacon, Swiss cheese and tomato. Roll up tightly. Yield: 4