With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Summer Supper

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Supper

Marinated chicken and favorite skewer tidbits grilled just right...

Cranberry Rice Pilaf with mushrooms, Craisins, peas and almonds...
Browned potatoes (from left over baked potatoes) with onion and rosemary (for my picky one who doesn't like mushrooms or Craisins in her rice. She doesn't like onions in her potatoes either, but was willing to pick those off of her potatoes)
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread/Dessert
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in poppy seeds.
  • Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 120 caloriesumm umm, good!
The Rice ... A staple at our house as it is my grandson's very favorite dish. I add bite size pieces of cooked chicken or steak for him and he eats so much I think he'll burst!

This is what I did:

1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 small bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 small clove garlic, chopped
2 Tbs butter
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup rice
2 1/4 cup water
1/4 to 1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup Craisins
1 Tbs toasted almonds
  • Melt butter in a skillet and saute the onions and mushrooms until tender.
  • In a saucepan heat the water and bouillon cubes until boiling. Stir in the rice; cover tightly and reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the peas and Craisins. Top with almonds.


Mildred said...

Thanks for the recipe. Has all of our favorites and is unique - we get so tired of my stand-bys!!! Thanks again!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks so yummy!! I read through your previous posts as I've been quite busy this week! I'll be praying that whatever the situation is that you and your husband are in, you will find an answer!!! So wonderful the posts and the music that show you're trusting in the Lord no matter the circumstance!

Lady Farmer said...

Sounds delish! Now if I could only get you to come and cook that for me here! ;~D

So blessed! said...

Mmmmm....YUMMO! That all looks so good. Thanks for the recipe too. Love lemon poppy seed bread.
Hugs from Texas.

Janice said...

Now that is my kind of food. Love those skewers and rice. Thanks for sharing.


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