Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hawaiian Haystacks

2 c. diced boiled chicken
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 c. chicken broth
4 c. cooked long grain white rice
9 oz. can chow mein noodles
3 med. tomatoes, diced
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. diced bell pepper
1/2 c. chopped green onions
20 oz. can pineapple tidbits
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 sm. jar diced pimento (optional) I don't use them but a lot of people like them
Boil chicken in water with salt added; no pepper. Cool, bone and dice chicken. Combine soup and broth to make gravy. Add chicken to soup mixture and simmer 8- 10 minutes until heated. "Stack" items in the this order ...well this is how I prefer it
then whatever else you decide you want on your haystack

Friday, October 8, 2010

Easy Apple Cake ♥

Easy Apple Cake

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups diced apples
1 cup chopped dates rolled in flour
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon with a wire whisk and set aside.
Combine sugar and oil using a mixer until blended.
Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined.
Add flour mixture and mix well.
Stir in nuts, dates and apples. The batter will be very thick.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 X 13 pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until done.
Cool cake and using a skewer, poke holes in cake.
Cook topping ingredients on stove until mixture bubbles.
Pour topping over cake letting some (ha… more if you like) seep into the cake.