How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Pigs in a Chicken Blanket -- a la Pressure Cooker

Thin sliced chicken breast
Thick sliced deli ham

Wrap a slice of ham into the thiny sliced chicken breast.   Secure the loose end with a toothpick.   Repeat until all breasts are rolled.

In the pressure cooker, 4 cups of chicken broth.   Add the rolls.   Cook on poultry setting.  

Serve with mashies & gravy and veggie of choice  . . . delish!

Hard Boiled Huevos a La Pressure Cooker

As many eggs as you want--into the pressure cooker,
add enough water to completely cover all the eggs,
start the pressure cooker on timed cook for 7 minutes.

After 7 minutes, ice-bath the eggs, if you need to use them immediately, otherwise just let them cool.

Shredded BBQ Chicken a la Pressure Cooker

3 cups water
10 chicken tenderloins

Put the meat and water into the electric pressure cooker under the poultry setting,
let the pot do it's magic,
shred the meat,
slather it in BBQ sauce

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Basic Pressure Cooker Bread: Trial 1

4 cups of flour
1.5 tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 cup of warm water
1 tbsp olive oil

Trial 1:  7/30/16
Results and directions:  pending

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunflower Seed Cookies

from Melissa 

1 Cup butter or margarine (I like butter)
2 eggs
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup white sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1tsp baking soda
1 ½  cups sunflower nuts/seeds
1 ½ cup + 2 Tbl flour
2 ½ cups quick oats
½ tsp salt

Cream butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add remaing ingredients. If too sticky add a little more oats or flour. Roll with hands into logs and refridgerate. Slice about ¼ inch thick and bake at 350 deg for 10ish minutes.

Gluten Free Flour

1 cup white rice flour
1 cup oat flour
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup tapioca flour/starch
¼ cup cornstarch
3 ½ tsp xanthum gum

Combine all ingredients together making sure everything is thoroughly combined.   Store in an airtight container and use as any flour, for any recipe.

Mexican Casserole

1 pound cooked ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
16 oz can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
8 oz can of tomato sauce
¼ cup water
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 T chili powder
1 ⅓ cups uncooked instant rice
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Hmmm .  .  an old recipe I meant to blog . .  I have the ingredients but don't remember what to do with them.   I bet you mix it all up and bake it for a while at 350.