Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ice Cream in a Bag

This is so much fun to do with the kids and let them do the shaking!! No need to have an ice cream maker either!! Once ice cream is finished you can add add ins too, crushed oreo's, gummy bears, m&m's, cookie dough, whatever you like!! Enjoy!!

Ice Cream in a Baggie:
1/2 C milk
1/4 C half and half
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 sandwich size Ziploc® bags
1 one gallon size Ziploc® bag
2 C ice
1 T coarse salt

Put one small Ziploc bag inside the other and add the milk, half and half, sugar, and vanilla extract to the inside bag. Seal both bags securely, removing excess air. Add ice and salt to larger bag and place smaller bag inside. Seal firmly. Let the kids shake themselves silly -- shaking, tossing, and turning the bag. Ice cream will be soft and ready to eat in 5 to 10 minutes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Grilled Chicken Marinade(s)

Here are a few new marinades we have tried recently.

Ginger-Lime Marinade

1/4 cup Lime Juice
2 tbl olive oil
1 tea fresh ginger
1/4 tea salt
dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 clove garlic (crushed)

mix. marinate for at least 15 min up to overnight.

Lemon-Rosemary Marinade ( can also be used for fish or seafood)

1 tea lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine worcestershire sauce(or regular)
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried crushed
1/4 tea salt
1/8 tea pepper

marinate 2-4 hours for poultry, or 1-2 hours for any fish or seafood. brush with marinade for up to the last 5 min of cooking.

Pineapple-Ginger Marinade

1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
2 tbl cooking oil
2 tbl finely chopped green sweet pepper
1 tbl finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tea honey
1/4 tea five spice powder

marinate 2-4 hrs. brush with marinade for up to the last 5 min of cooking.