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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chicken Meatloaf and Pennsylvania Dutch Parsley Potatoes

On my recent trip to Harrisburg Pennsylvania I had the opportunity to experience the local flavor of the Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.......I hope this hearty meal satisfy your need for comfort food.
Chicken Meatloaf
1 pound of ground chicken
1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1 stalk of celery minced
1 small onion minced
1/2 green pepper minced
2 cloves of garlic pressed
1 t black pepper
1 t salt
1 t italian seasoning
1 t thyme
1/2 t salt
1 t parsley
Pre Heat oven to 325
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl, form into loaf pan, cover and bake 50-60 minutes until well done.

Parsley Potatoes
2 pounds of parsley potatoes large cubes (rinsed and drained)
2 T fresh chopped parsley
1/2 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic pressed
1/2 cup of butter
2 T olive oil
1 t black pepper
2 T knorr vegetable bouillon
1/4 cup heavy  cream
In large skillet saute onion, garlic until tender, add water, black pepper, butter, bring to a boil, dissolve vegetable bouillon, add potatoes, reduce heat and boil until tender (about 20 minutes), stirring occassionally.  Fold in parsley, olive oil and cream.  Remove from heat, let stand 10 minutes and serve.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Asalaam Alaikum Muslim Snackers/Shabat Shalom my Jewish Snackers,
In a recent trip to the IANT masjid located in Richardson Texas, I noticed the store inside selling Cheetos and Doritos ; after a brief conversation with the children playing inside and consuming these snacks I politely informed them of their mis-education. The poor misguided children automatically assumed they were halal since they were being sold in the masjid.....well pay attention they are not! 
There are many snacks such as potato chips that is not Halal or Kosher, and I will inform you of some the brands that many of us probably eat all the time and don't realize what they contain lard (a pork by-product).
If these snack brands do not have the UD, or KD symbol on the bag you should probably not buy it, unless you are the kind of person that does not follow the Halal and Kosher dietary requirements, spiritually and mentally.
Number one on the list of Non-Halal snacks is stated below:
Cheetos- the cheese is made from pork animal rennet's as a ingredient.
Baked Tostitos - salsa cream, bite cheddar quesadilla
Fritos Texas Grill, Sabrositas, Chilli Cheese
Baked Lays- KC Masterpiece, Sour Cream and Onion
Ruffles- Cheddar & Sour Cream
Pringles- Cheez Ums, Mesquite BBQ, Sour Cream 

These are just a few snacks I have listed that does not have the UD or K symbol on the product and by the way a little advice for those who are interested in these items look for the symbols on your favorite snacks to be sure you're not buying non-Halal foods. Until Next Time...Chowbaby!