Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Orange Blueberry Scone, with Surprise Ingredient!

You really can't tell how moist and delicious this is from the me.
I used the basic cream scone recipe found on this blog , added blueberries, orange zest and the surprise ingredient. Ready? Young Living orange essential oil. These are not the health food store variety oils, these are pure, and not just food grade, they are therapeutic grade oils.
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
zest of 1 orange
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup blueberries
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream
2-3 drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil
dash vanilla extract
3-5 tablespoons whipping cream or milk
Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a sheet pan
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients.
Cut in the butter. 
Gently stir in blueberries.
Add the wet ingredients and fold together very gently to avoid crushing berries and turning the batter blue. 
Pat into a circle about 1/2 inch thick on the prepared pan. Cut into 8 pieces, slightly separating them. 
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are barely golden.
Allow to rest 5-10 minutes then transfer to serving plate. 

In a small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients and whisk until a smooth drizzling consistency add more cream if necessary.  

Drizzle in what ever pattern makes you smile. 
 Enjoy! Orange is a very uplifting and energizing oil! 
If interested in this or any other Young Living Oils just leave a comment in the section below, I just love to talk about them!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Easy, Salsa Chicken

This was so easy, I saw it on Mennonite Girls Can Cook, a great foodie blog, especially for the home style cook. I saw this several months ago and have made it twice, both times in large quantity so I could freeze part of it for later use. It freezes well cooked like this, tastes great now or later! Their original recipe concluded with enchiladas which I tried, they were delicious. I have omitted the creamed corn and instead added it fresh to the end recipe.

I am still having some camera issues so forgive out of focus or mis-focused photos, some of it is the camera and some the operator.

This is so incredibly easy! For Trim Healthy Mamas it could fit E, S, or FP, as it is there is no fat and not enough tomatoes to make it an E exclusively. Be careful what else you are serving, the rice and bean combo was for most of my family, however it would be great in a low-carb tortilla with lots of veggies and guacamole for S or without for FP. You decide.

large package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5-6)
Large jar salsa, or two small jars (24 oz, more or less)
Place all the chicken in a 5 quart crock pot on high. Pour salsa over chicken.
Cover and cook for 5-6 hours.

 Uncover and stir with a fork to break it up and mix all the salsa throughout.
 Not having fun with the editing program either, just turn your head and pretend these are right side up.

 This night I served the shredded "salsa chicken" over rice and black beans then topped with cheese, tomatoes, and avocados.

Some other suggestions would be: enchiladas, soup, sandwiches, burritos, on top of nachos,even cold on a salad. Freeze what you don't eat leftover and enjoy a quick meal in a few weeks.
Thank you "Mennonite Girls", you sure can cook!