Frozen Lemonade Pie

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
  • 12 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crust

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and lemonade concentrate.
  2. Fold the whipped topping in slowly, keeping as much air in the mixture as possible.
  3. Spoon into crusts.
  4. Freeze until firm–I suggest about two hours minimum.
  5. Remove from the freezer half an hour before serving, to allow the pie to thaw to a creamy state.
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Sour Cream Apple Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Cooked spinach noodles
  • Paprika

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat until browned and no longer pink inside, about 6-8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Add apples, juice, onion, basil and salt to the skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until apples are tender.
  2. Combine sour cream and flour; add to skillet. Stir and cook until sauce is warm (do not boil). Arrange noodles on a serving platter. Top with chicken. Spoon apple sauce over all. Sprinkle with paprika.

Chicken Milano

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 8 ounces dry fettuccini pasta

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and 3/4 cup of the chicken broth; increase to medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Add the cream and bring to a boil; stirring. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and saute chicken. Press on chicken occasionally with a slotted spatula. Cook for about 4 minutes per side or until the meat feels springy and is no longer pink inside. Transfer to a board; cover and keep warm. Discard the fat from the skillet.
  3. In the same skillet, over medium heat, bring 1/4 cup chicken broth to a boil; stirring the pan juices. Reduce slightly and add to the cream sauce; stir in basil and adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, transfer to a bowl and toss with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the sauce.
  5. Cut each chicken breast into 2 to 3 diagonal slices. Reheat the sauce gently if needed. Transfer the pasta to serving plates; top with chicken and coat with the cream sauce; serve.

Tips : Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Roast Chicken with Thyme and Onions

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 (2.5 pound) whole chickens
  • 2 large onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  2. Pierce lemons several times with a fork, and place 1 inside each chicken cavity. Arrange chickens in the center of the prepared baking dish. Place onions, shallots, and garlic around the chickens. Sprinkle vegetables with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Spread butter over the chickens, and line each with thyme sprigs.
  3. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and continue baking 30 minutes, or until exterior of chicken is golden brown, meat is no longer pink, and juices run clear. Allow to cool about 15 minutes before serving.

Tips : Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.