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October 21, 2014 - Kitchen Confidence
 

“Kitchen Confidence 101”

By Sandra Reames,                                                           In the order of their appearance

Carefree Catering,

 Branson,MO

417-335-5556

carefreecatering@suddenlink.net

The Lettermen, the Lennon Sisters and Jimmy Osmond

 

The Magic of Moon River Theatre!

Three Families of entertainers both on and off the stage, are sharing their most prised recipes with us, all are from their Mothers.

 

Tony Butala of the Lettermen

  This is a recipe from his past.

He is the orginal member of the lettermen,

 

Mary Butala's Sarma (Stuffed Cabbage Leaves)

 

2 heads cabbage

1 lb. ground beef

1 lb ground pork

8 cloves garlic, chopped fine

1 onion, chopped fine

1 cup uncooked rice

1 egg

2 cups beef stock

1 large can sauerkraut

1 Tbsp. oil

2 Tbsp. flour

salt and pepper to taste

 

Blanch cabbage heads.  Allow to cool to touch, then remove leaves very carefully so you do not tear.  To make filling, mix meat, onion, garlic, rice and egg together.  Place filling in each leaf, then roll up from center of the leaf to outer edge.  Tuck the sides into the center, holding roll together.  Place sauerkraut and any remaining cabbage leaves (cut into strips) in the bottom of a large pot.  Arrange cabbage rolls over the sauerkraut and cover with beef stock.

 

Heat oil and when very hot, add flour and brown, then add enough water to make a thick roux.  Cook for a few minutes, then pour over the cabbage rolls.  Add enough water to cover Sarma and simmer over low heat about 1 1/2 hours until the rice is fully cooked.  Do not stir.

 

 

The Lennon Sisters

We have hear them sing like the angels!  This recipe is from Kathy and Janet.

MOM LENNON'S  Family Famous

CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE

 

PRE-HEAT oven 350 degrees

 

 DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE MIX

Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker (Hershey syrup inside ok)

 

DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE JELLO INSTANT PUDDING                                              (small box)

4 EGGS

 

1/2 CUP OF VEGETABLE OIL

 

3/4  CUP  DRK STRONG COFFEE

              (DE-CAF OK)caffeine bakes out………

   (can  put 3 de-caf coffee individual bags in ¾ cup hot water )

 

1 SMALL CARTON OF SOUR CREAM

 

2 CUPS OF SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS 

 

BLEND INGREDIENTS @ LOW SPEED  (NOT  CHOC. CHIPS)

 

THEN SPEED #6 (MED. HIGH) FOR 2 TO 3 MINUTES

 

ADD CHIPS FOR ½ MINUTE AT LOW SPEED

 

POUR IN LIGHTLY OILED BUNDT PAN OR (TEFLON) ( can dust with flour)

 

BAKE FOR 50-55 MINUTES

 (UNTIL INSERTED TOOTH PICK COMES OUT CLEAN)

-  CHIPS WILL BE GOOEY

COOL

 

SPRINKLE WITH POWDERED SUGAR

OR MELT CHOC CHIPS WITH A TOUCH OF WATER

AND DRIZZLE OVER CAKE

                                                                                              

Jimmy Osmond Sugar Cookies

These cookies are presently being sold at Moon river theatre

That is how good they are!

 

MoonRiverSugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

additional sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening

and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to

creamed mixture. Shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet;

flatten with a glass. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to

wire racks to cool completely.

 

Buttercream Frosting

1 stick butter

3 3/4 cup powder sugar

3 to 4 tbls milk

2 tsp vanilla

Listen to Sandra and Scott MC Caulley on the radio every Tuesday Morning on KRZK FM  106.3 @ 9:06.  We hope that you will listen and call in to help others and to share your experiences, good and bad!

Sandra has been a professional cook and caterer for 15 years.

Scott is a radio professional for over 23 years.

Both in the Branson, MO area.

 The articles and show are to help you find confidence in the kitchen where you can provided good tasting and  "better for you" meals to your family and friends even if you are an accomplished cook or a beginner, we all share those moments when we need help!  We both show how we need to laugh at our selves.

 

Any comments or information can be e-mailed to

 Sandra at carefreecatering@suddenlink.net scottmccalley@krzk.com

Sandra's  Phone 417-335-5655

 

To listen to the show on line go to

www.HometownDailyNews.com