Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Anniversary Dinner....

I invited my mother over for dinner tonight.... its always good to visit with her. I made fried apples (I left the peel on most of the apples.... they were so small I was afraid they would turn into mush) ..... I like to add a handful of quick oats in the last few minutes of cooking my apples... it gives such a great texture.

Squash fritters (they are so easy to make) ...... Travis loves these..... if there are any left I will be very surprised!

Squash Fritters:

Grate 2 medium summer squash
Add 1 cup self rising flour , and 1/3 cup self rising cornmeal
a dash of salt and about 2 tbsp sugar and 2 beaten eggs... mix all together to form a wet dough.

Then fry in a pan of oil (I use veg. oil) until each side is golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve.

I did a few bacon wrapped chicken fillets and then breaded the remainder of the strips.

We also had scalloped potatoes and for dessert... Mandarin Orange cake....


Due to the fast response of my good friend Denita ..... here is the recipe for the Mandarin Orange Cake...

Mandarin Orange Cake:

1 (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix

4 large eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip or store brand)

1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 Pyrex dish. In a large bowl mix the cake mix, oil and eggs along with 1 of the cans of mandarin oranges with the juice. Mix until smooth and you see small bits of the oranges. Pour into pan. Bake for about half an hour or until cake is golden and a cake tester comes out clean. Let cake cool completely.

Mix the whipped topping, the other cans of Mandarin Oranges (with the juice) and the pudding mix together until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Serve. Store remaining cake in the fridge.


Not a bad Anniversary dinner if I do say so myself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now you know you got to be sharin' that recipe! Can't leave us hanging like that! Madarin oranges are one of Rod's favorites. Share!!