Monday, October 6, 2008

MPM 10/06

I haven't posted a menu in over a month. So I decided it was time. I also want to share a bread stick recipe that was super yummy!! What I did was make the bread sticks from the #1 recipe and used the topping from #2. These were the bomb. Soft, and Delicious!! try them and let me know what you think.
1.Bread sticks with Parmesan Butter
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees), divided
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup warm water. Add the oil, egg, salt, 2 cups flour, and remaining sugar and water. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
Punch the dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into 36 pieces. Shape each piece into a 6-in. rope. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

2.Late-Night Bread sticks
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1 (1 pound) loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, melted

In a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. Divide dough into 16 pieces; roll each into a 6-in. rope. Dip ropes in butter, then roll in cheese mixture. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

So on to this weeks menu

Quiche and fruit
tamale pie( this is a new recipe. I will post it next week, if its good.)
chef salad (with lettuce from our garden)and breadsticks.
clam chowder and rolls as bread bowls
BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, salad and homemade rolls. MMM good.
chicken and black bean burritos
clean out buffet
we have a lot of bread-think its my favorite thing? you're right!!
check out Laura's MPM here
and have a great week.


Kathy said...

lettuce right from your garden sounds yummy.

Tara Brooks said...

Can I have the recipe for the chicken & blackbean burritos please? Those sound yummy!

Heather said...

Oh, a garden sounds so nice...we moved into our current house late summer, so no garden til next year :(