Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Zots and Puppy Chow - Both are Edible!

Last night for dinner... The much awaited Zots!


Yeast Bread, which consists of...
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 stick butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 head green cabbage, finely chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese

Sprinkle yeast over warm water. Melt margarine in a large bowl. Add milk, salt, sugar and egg. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is warm. Add yeast mixture and stir well. Add flour, until mixture is no longer really sticky. Pour mix onto a well floured surface, and knead until the bread is of the right consistency. I'm not sure how exactly to explain this, but you will just have to take my word for it... or if you are actually attempting to follow this recipe, call my mom. She taught me.

Pour 1 tablespoon oil into bowl. Coat bread ball with oil in bowl, cover and place in a warm area for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, put ground beef and onion in a large skillet and saute on medium heat until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain excess grease. Add cabbage and continue to saute for about 5 minutes, or until cabbage is cooked. Add mushrooms soup and cheese. Mix well.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. flatten each dough ball, like pizza crust, so it is thicker in the middle than on the sides. Put 1/2 cup of mixture in the center of the dough, and wrap the dough around it. Seal tightly. Place on a cookie sheet, seam side down. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until dough is golden brown. Let cool, and enjoy!

The zots only used a can of cream of mushroom soup, but they were tasty, and an old family favorite.

Puppy Chow
9 cups Chex, any flavor
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a large stock pot. Add Chex, and gently mix well. Pour 1/2 of powdered sugar in a paper grocery sack. Pour chocolate concoction into bag. Add the rest of the powdered sugar. Roll the top of the bag over to seal well. Shake to mix. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag.

*This* used Chex (I have two huge boxes, for reasons passing understanding...), and chocolate chips. Yummy!

In other news, Brad and I saw My One and Only at the MUNY tonight, and it ROCKED! I love tap dancing.

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