Weatherford Democrat

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August 18, 2010

Television pushy with food and products


WEATHERFORD — Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits

1 (10 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, reserve juice

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter at room temperature

10 maraschino cherries

1 (12 oz) pkg. refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 count)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 10 cup muffin tin.

Combine the pineapple, sugar and butter and mix well. Divide the pineapple mixture among the muffin cups.

Place a cherry in the center of each muffin cup. Place one biscuit in each cup on top of sugar and pineapple mixture. Spoon 1 teaspoon pineapple juice over each biscuit. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool for 2 minutes. Invert the pan onto a plate to release the biscuits. Serve warm.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

1 (6 oz) pkg. long grain and wild rice, cooked according to directions

4 cups diced cooked chicken breast

2 (10 1/2 oz. cans Cream of Chicken soup

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. sage

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

1 (8 oz) pkg. Pepperidge Farm cornbread dressing mix

1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)

 Put the rice in a greased 2 quart casserole. Layer the chicken on top of the rice. Mix the soup, mayonnaise and seasonings and pour this over the chicken. Sprinkle the dressing mix over the casserole and dot with the butter. Bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Chopped Salad

1 large head romaine lettuce

1 large bunch arugula

1 pound ripe tomatoes, washed and cut into bite size wedges

2 medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/4 inch dice (remove seeds)

2 medium avocados cut into 1/4 inch dice

1/4 cup minced red onion

2/3 cup olives such as Kalamata pitted and quartered

3 hard boiled eggs


34 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 Slice off the crunchy white from the bottom of the romaine. Wash and dry the green part and roughly chop or break into bite size pieces

 Remove stems from arugula. Wash, dry and roughly tear leaves into bite size pieces

 Place all ingredients but eggs in a salad bowl

 Whisk the dressing ingredients together and toss with the salad at least 15 minutes before serving

 Sieve the eggs and sprinkle over salad.

Speaking of stomach turning products; I saw a advertisement for Mucinex which shows hideous little “things” in your sinus talking about how they are scared of Mucinex being used. I saw this advertised during a cooking show where the next item after the sinus medicine was a recipe for cream of broccoli soup. Nuff said!

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