Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Finished Project

I finished having everything framed to hang in my office in July and finally got around to hanging them last month.  It took me until last week to realize that one of them is a little crooked.  Can you figure out which one?  And no I am not going to be fixing it anytime soon.  

The perfect place for the diploma is over a desk.  Or at least in my office.

Colonel Reb and the Square.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pimento Cheese Muffins

I was wanting something different to have with the chili I made last month.  This is one I pulled out of Delta Magazine in 2012.

Pimento Cheese Muffins

2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
8 oz extra sharp cheer cheese, grated
1 (4 oz) jar pimentos, drained and patted dry and diced
3 shakes tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. olive oil
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 375ยบ and position oven rack in the center.  Lightly oat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.  In a medium bow, stir together grated cheese, pimentos, tabasco sauce and garlic powder.
Pour buttermilk into a 2 c. measuring cu.  Add olive oil and egg and whisk until well blended.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.  Pour buttermilk mixture into the well and stir gently.  Mix only until there are no more streaks of flour.  Gently fold in pimento cheese mixture until evenly distributed.  Spoon in muffin cups.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Transfer to a rack and let stand for 5 minutes.  Genlty run a thin knife around each muffin to lift from pan.  Serve warm.

Makes 12 muffins

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Centennial!!!!

I have been a terrible blogger in recent months.  But I can't let 2015 end without writing a post about one of my favorite places on earth, Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium.    It is the home of the Ole Miss Rebels football team and celebrated its centennial this year.

The stadium opened on October 1, 1915 and was named for Judge William Hemmingway who was a professor.  In 1982 Vaught was added to the name to honor long time beloved Coach Johnny Vaught. 

I have had many wonderful times cheering on my Rebels.  I even enjoyed being there during our losses.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Chipotle Pepper and Chicken Soup

I decided with the temperatures dropping this weekend a soup sounded good.  I went through my cookbooks and found one in the standard Betty Crocker red plaid or in my case pink plaid cookbook.  

Chipotle Pepper and Chicken Soup

1 c. chopped onion (1 large)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil or cooking oil
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
2 tsp. chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 c. chopped tomatoes (2 large) or one (14.5 oz) can low sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 c. snipped fresh cilantro

In a dutch oven cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat about 4 minutes or until tender.  Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 minutes more.  Stir in broth, chipotle peppers, sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes and cilantro.

Sadly this sounded so good but it was pretty bland.