Friday, September 25, 2009

Food Fixing Friday!


Sick of the same ol' recipes for dinner? Need some new ones to add to your dusty collection? Join us for Food Fixing Friday! We will link up for some wonderful recipes in all different categories.
Just write a post with your favorite recipe corresponding to the category that week and link up, so we can all copy it down.

This week is Party Food!!!!

My favorite recipe for Party food is:

Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Ingredients- (I usually double the recipe)
  • 2 ripe but firm bananas
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granola, chopped pecans and walnuts, or sprinkles (optional)
  1. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bananas in half and insert a Popsicle stick into each half, as shown. Place them on the baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with the oil in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave (check it every 30 seconds) or in a half-full pan of simmering water (about 2 minutes). Stir until smooth.
  4. Roll each banana half in the chocolate, then quickly sprinkle with your topping (if using).
  5. Freeze until the chocolate sets, 30 minutes. Serve or freeze in an airtight container for up to a week.

 Mac & Cheese Cupcakes

  • 8 ounces small elbow macaroni
  • Olive oil
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar
  • Butter
  • Seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chives, snipped
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cook the macaroni until tender. Drain, toss with a little bit of the oil, and set aside.
  3. In a medium nonstick saucepan, whisk together the milk and cornstarch until well blended. Stirring often, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the mustard, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened.
  5. Stir in the cheddar until it melts, then fold in the macaroni.
  6. Butter two cupcake pans and coat with the bread crumbs. (Be sure to shake off the excess.)
  7. Fold the chives into the macaroni mixture. Spoon the mixture into the pans and top with bread crumbs to taste.
  8. Bake until golden on top, 15 to 25 minutes.

Both of my recipes would probably be better at a party with kids, but who knows, you might just like them too! Ok, now it's our turn, what is your favorite salad recipe?? Don't forget to link up, so we can copy down your recipe too! Next week is favorite Chicken dinner recipe!



Katherine said...

Mmmmm...frozen bananas with chocolate. I'm going to have to give that a try!

Just wanted to make sure you know I gave you an award. Go on over to pick it up!

Stephanie said...

Those look so good! The mac and cheese cupcakes are so creative...I've never seen anything like them before. Might be nice for something different as a side dish at dinner one night even.

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