January 23, 2011

Dinner on January 21st with some recipes

Friday night I made oven barbecued chicken, fried potatoes, broccoli, tossed salad and rolls.  We had ice cream for dessert.

For the barbecued chicken, I make my own barbecue sauce.  I make up a recipe and keep it in the fridge.  Many times you can get barbecue sauce on sale, but I prefer to make my own.  For the potatoes, we had some leftover baked potatoes in the fridge so I used them up by frying them.

Last night my husband's boss put on a "Christmas" party at his home for the employees.  I appreciate that he has this party in January when things have settled down as it makes it more enjoyable and I had the evening off from cooking.

Today my sons and husband went to a basketball game after church and my daughter in law treated me to lunch out.  This has been a great no cooking weekend for me.  Gotta love it.

Barbecue Sauce

2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
9 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice

I mix the ingredients together and then warm the mixture in a sauce pan so that the sugar melts and absorbs into the sauce.  Cool it and store in the fridge.

Fried Potatoes

I cut up the potatoes and put a little butter into a frying pan to brown them.  While they are browning, I sprinkle them with chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder to add a nice flavor.  Right before serving I sprinkle them with seasoning salt. 

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Martha you eat a lot of foods which I have had to cut out of our lives, due to Hubby,s health. We now never use a frying pan or a deep fat fryer. We only eat red meat occasionally, and use low fat just about everything.
Having said that I have got pretty good at taking a recipe and cooking it to suit our household. But I still cant bake.