Pioneer Woman at Heart

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One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, April 23, 2021

From Pile to File ~ New Recipes Tried


I made Cajun Angel Hair and Sausage.  New recipe tried!  I had some organic angel hair pasta and wanted to use it.  I finally found some non-gmo smoked chicken sausages too.  The recipe includes fresh green onion in the recipe and I used freshly snipped home grown green onion to top it with.  Oh my!  I'll tweek the sauce part (needs more), but the taste was fabulous.  I made homemade Cajun seasoning for it.

This recipe was a favorite.  Normally, you cook meat or brown it first, and this recipe is a toss it all in but the pasta.  Loved it.  I didn't expect it to taste so good on account of lack of ingredients.  I used 2 homemade beef bouillon cubes (because that is what I had). I just added the pasta last, cooked some peas and shredded some cheese.  The recipe is online as well - Slow Cooker Chicken Bolognese Pasta.  Does anyone have a dry homemade mix recipe for chicken bouillon?  Or one for freezing in cubes?

Speaking of all this baking and cooking, I have a container of organic non-gmo shortening, but it has coconut in it.  Do any of you have recipe ideas this would taste good in?  I basically use shortening for birthday cake frosting and that won't taste good in that.


Mary P. said...

It is easy to make bouillon from homemade chicken or beef broth. Boil until it is reduced down to where it coats the back of a spoon. A gallon reduces down to just a few cups. I pour it into a square baking dish lined with parchment and let it cool completely, including overnight in the refrigerator. It should be the consistency of really solid gelatin. Cut it into cubes and spread out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen solid, put all the cubes in a freezer-safe container or ziplock baggie.

Leigh said...

Looks yummy! We love angel hair pasta. Funny how size and shape can make a difference in how we think something tastes.

Is the coconut oil in the shortening refined or unrefined? Refined has no coconut smell or taste, and I use it in everything. But the unrefined is definitely coconut distinctive.

Josepha said...

I think the show you want for the garlic powder in the chicken feed is “P:Allen Smith garden home”; episode 1501 Upcycle your life and repurpose items. It’s in the middle of the show. You can find it on YouTube. I watched it last night on the tv.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thank you Mary P.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Leigh, I just checked it's unrefined. I didn't realize it when I bought it.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thank you Josepha, I'll search for that.