Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blender Whole Wheat Pancakes

This is actually a great recipe to use some of your whole wheat that you might have in storage. It is SO EASY, and you don't have to have a wheat grinder to make it.

Blender Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 cup milk or (1/3 c. powdered milk and 1 cup water)
1 cup uncooked dry whole wheat kernels
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. oil
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. honey or sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Put milk in blender and turn it on to highest speed. Slowly pour in wheat. It will sound like popcorn popping. Blend until it stops making a popping sound (4-5 minutes). With blender on low, add all the rest of the ingredients except baking powder. After mixing well, add the baking powder. Run for 5-10 seconds. Have a hot griddle ready because batter will be rising.

For our family we always double this recipe. We also love adding blueberries or chocolate chips (chocolate makes everything better).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

We LOVE this recipe! We haven't found another recipe quite as good as this one. It a little bit of work but well worth it.


1-2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken

Beat 2 eggs set aside.

Dip the chicken in the eggs then dip into Corn starch. This can be really messy, I've found it works really well to shake the chicken in a paper bag filled with corn starch. It is Much Easier!

Fry the coated chicken in oil until light brown (very light)

Lay chicken in a single layer 9 x 13 glass pan. Then make the sweet and sour sauce below to pour over the top of the chicken.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
4 Tbsp. Ketchup
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
1/4 c. water

Simmer until bouillon dissolves. Pour over chicken and then turn chicken to cover both sides. This never seems to be enough sauce for us, so we always Double it.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Sometimes I add some pineapple to the sauce mix. Brinli, Brooke and I love it that way but it is not the boys favorite.

We love it over rice.