I hate computers, I wrote this blog this morning and it would not publish and I could not get it so now I will try again!!  Yesterday I did the new chicken and it came out good.  It is not as spicy as the ones I have been doing lately but very good anyways.  Here is the recipe:  Wash two chicken breasts, cut them into three pieces each and put into a casserole dish.  In another bowl mix together, 1/3 cup of honey, 1 cup of crushed pineapple with its juice and the juice from four oranges.  Pour this over the chicken, cut the orange rind into quarters and place in the dish around the side to give the chicken more orange flavor.  Refridgerate the casserole until ready to cook.  When ready to cook preheat the oven to 365 degrees and bake for one and a half hours basting once or twice as it bakes.  This made two meals for us so I saved the second half with it’s sauce and threw out the orange rind, and today I will heat this up in a frying pan over low heat covered until the chicken is hot, then remove the chicken and cook the sauce down until it is reduced and thicker, pour that over the chicken.  This will give the chicken more orange flavor . 

This is Foccacia Tiles which we will have for supper.  This must be started the day before so yesterday I made the dough by putting three cups of sifted flour in a bowl added 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast and 1 teasoon salt.  Then add 1 and 2/3 cup of warm water (120-130 degrees)  and stirted until all was moistered.  The mixture was a soft, sticky dough.  Cover and let stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.  Today this will take about 2 and 1/2 hours to get ready for supper so at 2 o’clock I will add another cup of flour to the dough.  In a 15x10x1 cooky sheet I will line with parchment paper that I have brushed with olive oil I will dump the dough and with well oiled hands  I will gently push the dough around the cooky sheet until it has filled the sheet.  This dough will be very sticky.  Then cover the dough and let rise for for one to one and a half hours.  Then preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Using a sharp, floured knife, score dough into 6 portions.  Gently press desired toppings into surface of the dough.  Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle desired seasonings.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Transfer to wire rack and cut into 6 tiles.  Serve warm.   Suggested toppings:  toasted pumpkin seeds, oil-packed dried tomatores, pitted olives, sthily sliced limes or thinly sliced tomatoes.  Suggested seasonings:  smoked papika, ground cumin, oregano, or sea salt.  I will let you know tomorrow how it comes out and what toppings I used.  This makes 12 servings so we will have lots to have for left overs and these don’t take this much time.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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