Monthly Archives: June 2014
It has been a long time since I posted, I have to blame being super busy with many different things. Some of these things were having a Duck Dynasty day with my co-worker Emily and going to see the Woman of Duck Commander!!
One of the things that I really like is Duck Dynasty. I love watching the show. This past Christmas my roommate bought me Miss Kay’s cookbook. I love it. The recipes in there are all pretty easy to make. A couple months ago my co-worker Emily ( Emily from Eco Friendly Emily) and I found out the Women of Duck Commander were going to be in town and we bought tickets right away. We decided that sometime before the show we’d want to have a Duck Dynasty day. A day where we make food from Miss Kay’s Cookbook (you can buy Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen book here) and watch old episodes of Duck Dynasty.
We decided to make Round Steak with White Sauce, Corn Casserole, and Melt-in-Your-Mouth Biscuits for dinner and Banana Nut Cake with Caramel Icing for dessert. Deciding on these items took a long time. There were just so many recipes to choose from and so many of them sounded to good not to make for our ‘DD’ dinner.
Normally when I make a recipe for the first time I like to follow it exactly as it is printed. We only actually followed the exact recipe for the biscuits. For the steak, corn casserole and banana cake we did a couple of changes.
Emily made the cake ahead of time so we didn’t have to worry about it getting too late in the night. She didn’t add the nuts to the cake as she couldn’t remember if I liked nuts or not in baked items. She also decided that she wouldn’t frost it until after dinner.
We made the biscuits first.
We than made the corn casserole. The things that we changed with recipe are that we added diced green chilies and instead of canned corn we used a cup of frozen corn.
While the corn casserole and biscuits were baking in the oven, we popped Duck Dynasty into the DVD player. When the biscuits were done baking in the oven, we just had to try them. Oh My! They were to die for. I will definitely be making these again. The corn casserole still had some time to go so, we sat back down on the couch to watch some more Duck Dynasty. When the corn casserole was almost baking, we started to make the round steak. The one thing we changed to the round steak with white sauce recipe was that we added Cajun seasoning to the white sauce instead of salt and pepper.
The whole meal together was amazing. I was really happy with all of the things that we made for dinner. I would make them all again. After we ate dinner we decided to take Emily’s son to the park to burn off some energy. When we got home, we were going to frost the cake, however, we were tired and decided to eat the cake without the icing. It was great.
The whole day was great and we had a lot of fun.
The week after we had the Duck Dynasty Food Day, I got to see the Woman of Duck Commander! The ticket included seeing the women, hearing stories about their lives and a signed copy of their book! I was supposed to go with my co-worker Emily, but she threw out her back and couldn’t go. I ended up going with a friend that I’ve had since grade school. We had so much fun, our seats were located in the second row!!
The women were just like they are on the show. I loved hearing all of their personal stories. I can’t wait to read the book!
I am going to be cooking some new recipes this week so I’ll be able to post them later!
After what seemed to be a really long week. I wanted to make something light and refreshing to end the week. My roommate and I love sangria. I wanted find one to make for us to enjoy on Friday night after work. When I searched for white sangria (our favorite kind), I found this Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria. I just had to try a version of it. I made it Thursday night so we could enjoy it on Friday night. The recipe says that it tastes better if it sits for awhile. For the bottle of wine I used Moscato as that is what I had on hand. I also just used an 8 oz can of pineapple chunks. The last part I changed was the amount of sugar. I used only 2 tablespoons. As Averie said “to taste.” I liked it just using the 2 tablespoons, but everyone has different tastes.
Since I don’t have a large pitcher I just divided up the mango chunks and pineapple chunks into three mason jars. Then in a large measuring cup, I poured the wine and peach schnapps and added the sugar. Stirred that together and then added the pineapple juice. After that mixed, I pour the liquid evenly into my three mason jars, put the lids on, gently shook them and put the in the fridge.
In the morning I gently shook them before I headed off to work. All day at work all I could think about was the sangria that was in the fridge waiting for me. I could not wait to try it. When my roommate and I got home, we sat out on the porch to enjoy our sangria. It was delightful.