WHAT'S DRIED BEEF? Dried Beef is very thin slices of beef that's been cured....or preserved with so much salt it lasts forever! It comes in little plastic packages and can be found near the luncheon meats at the grocery store. Cheap stuff too. My mom used to make this dried beef gravy that she served over toast. Man it was good! I won't tell you the name she called it....!!
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ANOTHER UPDATE: I know you guys love the recipes and I am in the process of adding labels to all of my posts. This will allow you to click on the label at the bottom of my post and then all posts that correspond with that label will show up in order. So if I add the label *recipe* to all with a recipe in the post, you can find them all at one time. Same with the labels *lockhart*, *Papertrey*, *Crafty Secrets*, etc.
Also, the font used for the script on my recipe card is Creating Keepsakes Becky (after Becky Higgins).
Today I killed two birds with one stone......ha ha.......and made a fabulous supper for my family AND made a recipe card of my main entree...Party Chicken for Eight. My friend Carmen gave me the recipe after she brought over some leftovers. Talk about melt in your mouth! Every last morslet was DEEE-LISH! Carmen has given me some really good recipes since we've become friends...and she's SO cute too. Thanks Carmen!!
When I see the name of this recipe....Party Chicken for Eight... it reminds me of those good recipes from the 50's with the retro kitchens and the women in their aprons. That inspired my color combinations that I picked from some SEI patterned paper. The green, orange, brown and turquoise colors remind me of my mom's kitchen appliances and all the wonderful recipes she made for our family........like meatloaf, tuna casserole, liver and onions (loved it!), biscuits and gravy, BBQ Fried Chicken, Tator Tot Casserole and Bologna Mountains. (No wonder I'm *plump*!!) My card measures 4" x 6" and from the closeup below you can see the stamp better. I used Karen Lockhart's whimsical In Hot Water stamp. That chicken cracks me up! I mounted the circles onto a Spellbinder's cut scallop circle die and colored the image with Copic markers. The strips of patterned paper have notches cut out of one end. I LOVE making recipe cards because they come together quickly.....there's not much room for design elements so it's fun to work in such a small space.
I will add this recipe card to my growing collection. I would LOVE to have all my recipes be handmade. That would take a lifetime probably but I do like to convert some favorites. That recipe you see there off the side of a recent brownie box is to die for, by the way. I s'pose you'd like the recipe?
Here's some of my supplies and Copic colors I used for this project.
And here's the recipe....you can copy and paste it into a word document. Enjoy!!!
Party Chicken for Eight
8 chicken breasts
8 slices bacon
1 package dried beef
2 cans undiluted mushroom soup
1 pint sour cream
Wrap chicken with bacon slices. Cover bottom of baking dish with dried beef. Mix soup and sour cream. Place chicken on beef. Cover with soup and sour cream mixture. Bake at 275 degrees for 3 hours, uncovered. Can make ahead and refrigerate. Good with rice or potatoes. Serves 8.
From Carmen Burns 2007
I would LOVE to hear about your favorite recipes you had growing up as a kid. You know, those casserole type recipes that were filled with canned soups and cheese. If you'd like to reminiscence with me, please share your favorites in the comments section.....and be sure to come back and read them. I love your comments SO much!!