-LBJ Perdenales River Chili
-Lone Star Chicken Friend Steak with Creamy Gravy
The Line Up
This week we did the great state of Texas! We also got new groups so that was an adjustment.
LBJ Perdenales River Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread
Mmm Mmm Who doesn’t love some good Chili? I made the chili. It was almost to high end. I guess I’m used to chili with hamburger meat and canned tomato sauce. James, one of my new group members, made the cornbread.
Lone Star Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy, Green Beans, and Black-Eyed Peas
I also made the Black-Eyed Peas because my mom loves them. (She really loved these). Yes, the gravy on the Steak is purple-ish. Kiera wasn’t really sure what happened. She did everything right, but it still looks funny.
This is my mom’s favorite cake. A friend from work used to make it for her on her Birthday. My mom claims she’s not a chocolate cake fan, but I think she just never meet a good chocolate cake (besides this one of course).
It’s a moist cake that won’t stick around for very long. I think it’s the cinnamon that makes it so addicting.
Cake 1 cup butter 1 cup water 1/4 cup cocoa 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Frosting 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup cocoa 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 box (1 pound) confectioners’ sugar, sifted (4 1/4 cups sifted) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
Cake: Combine 1 cup butter, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa in saucepan over medium heat; heat until butter melts. Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, soda, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well. Pour into a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Frost while still hot. (This is really important!)
Frosting: Combine 1/2 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla mix well with electric mixer. Stir in pecans, if using, and pour over the cake. Spread to cover the hot cake.