Country Vanilla Ice Cream (Meyer Family Recipe)

11 07 2013

Meyer Family Recipe  (Vicki’s Family)

Country Vanilla Ice Cream

This is the “Meyer Family Recipe” that Vicki and all of my sisters grew up with and I cannot count how many times we have cranked this ice cream…NO ELECTRICITY ALLOWED! We are a true HAND-CRANK ice cream famiy…and when we started getting married, some of the new son-in-laws thought we should go electric…no way!

Ice Cream Hand Crank

It’s all about the experience and sitting on top of that cold freezer on a hot summer day, although we’ve been known to crank ice cream with snow on a cold and blustery winter day too!

Ice Cream Contents

The very best part is when you pull out the “rib” and eat that first bite right from the freezer! What delicious memories!

Ice Cream Bowl

 “This recipe came with the very first ice cream freezer my husband, Herman and I bought shortly after we were married in 1959.”
~Ruth Meyer

Herman & Ruth Meyer
Castle Rock, Colorado

4 eggs, well beaten
2 ½ c. sugar
6 c. milk
4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 ½ T. real vanilla
½ tsp. salt

Add sugar gradually to beaten eggs, beating well after each addition…You cannot over beat this mixture!  When mixture becomes very stiff, add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Freeze per manufacturers instructions.

Hope YOU and your family enjoy this as much as we have!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup on a Frosty Kansas Night

3 11 2011

Evelyn McIver
Buhler, Kansas

Last night was really the first truly “frosty” night here in Kansas, and we had an invitation to Jim & Evelyn McIver’s home for dinner…one of my favorite evening activities, by the way.  Evelyn had prepared this delicious soup from a recipe she got from her sister-in-law, Pat Franz. She served it with some fresh, homemade bread and a delicious pumpkin dessert…but the soup was definitely the star of the show!

3 T. parsley
3 T. lime juice
3 T. olive oil
3 T. minced onion
3 t. cumin
3 c. chicken broth (ok to use 1/2 to 3/4 c. more broth if desired)
1/8 t. salt
1 can tomato paste
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cans Bush’s black beans, DO NOT DRAIN
3 c. corn
3 chicken breasts, cooked, chopped but not too fine

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.  Add chicken last and do not stir too much to break up.  Simmer gently for several hours or on low all day.

Serve with optional toppings:  tortilla chips, Monterrey Jack or Mozerella cheese, avacados

DEE-LICIOUOS!

I agree!  I’ve made several versions of Chicken Tortilla Soup and this was wonderfully rich!  You could top with some shredded cheese, sour cream, avacados or ??? but honestly, it doesn’t need it!  Evelyn just served with some crunchy tortilla chips on the side.  Wonderful!  Thanks much!

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Summer Strawberry Gourmet Basket!

9 06 2011

6/15/11…Congratulations to Joan Smith of Hutchinson, Kansas!  She is the winner of our beautiful Strawberry Gourmet Basket!

Thank you to all that entered our drawing!  Please watch Adrians Boutique’s Facebook Page and emails for additional promotions and Giveaways!

With the official start of Summer right around the corner (100° plus already!)…it’s a great time to think of refreshing and cool snacks for your family or for a summer deck party! Our basket features Savannah Cinnamon Strawberry Drink Mix (Great for Lemonade!); Two delicious Jake & Amos items…Corn Relish and Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish; Our Wind & Willow Strawberry Cheesebake Mix; Country Home Creations Strawberries & Cream Dip & Dessert Mix, Tweeds Chia Seed & Chives Chips & Wind & Willow Triple Berry Dessert Mix! 

This Week’s Giveaway!

Strawberry Basket Giveaway!

We’ve always liked to spoil our clients, and this week is no exception. One lucky winner will receive our Market Basket filled with delicious gourmet goodies…Value approximately $65! All you need to do is to scroll down to the bottom of today’s post and leave a comment answering the question…

How many seeds are in an average Strawberry, AND what is YOUR family’s FAVORITE strawberry dessert?

We are also featuring several of our clients Strawberry recipes this week!

Market Basket

The Market Tote…we have several different colors and styles available in the store…perfect to keep in the trunk for groceries; it collapses to take up very little space; strong enough for even the most plentiful shopping trip! Prices are from $14.99 to $24.99.

Wind & WIllow Triple Berry Cheeseball & Dessert Mix

We have filled our Market basket with delightful gourmet goodies!  This is the new Triple Berry Twist from Wind & Willow.  It is delicious as a dessert cheeseball served with graham cracker sticks, fresh fruit or pretzels, and it also makes a delightful layered dessert.

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Strawberries & Cream Cake made with our Country Home Creations Dip & Dessert Mix.

We have some delicious recipes that feature STRAWBERRIES this week…with the abundant supply this year, take an evening and make a wonderful strawberry dish for your family!  Here are the links to some extra delightful recipes:

Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza from a talented local baker, Marlene Neufeld of Buhler, Kansas

Strawberry Swirl Cake

Strawberry Swirl Cake from our daughter, Jenny Adrian in Buhler…(a family favorite!)

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake from Pam Rush in Salina, Kansas…Yum, Yum, Yum! Worth the extra effort on this recipe!

Strawberry Twinkie Dessert

Strawberry Twinkie Dessert is a “MOST REQUESTED” recipe that we have served at Adrians two different times at our events…The Twinkies are a great surprise!  Thank you to Sandy Neilson of Moundridge, Kansas!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Adrians Boutique!

Coming Events:
Adrians Annual Tahitian Beach Party…Next week!  June 16, 17 & 18.
Buhler Farmers Market…Saturday, June 18
Complimentary Horse & Wagon Rides…Saturday, June 18
“Spark in the Park” …Buhler Community Celebration… Saturday, July 2
Adrians Vera Bradley FALL Launch Event…July 7
Adrians Annual “Celebrate Sisters” Event… July 21, 22 & 23

FAN Adrians Boutique on Facebook for all of the details!

It’s very easy to sign up to win our Market Basket…

Just post the answer to the following question in the comment box below, or email Vicki  your answer with “Strawberry Market Basket” in the subject line.  Offer good through Tuesday, July 14, 2011 at Midnight. Good Luck! ~Vicki

PS…Don’t forget to include your email address.  Thanks!

How many seeds are in an average Strawberry, AND what is YOUR family’s FAVORITE strawberry dessert?





Sugar Cookies by Cassie Adrian

23 05 2011

Guest post from most favorite now and forever daughter-in-law…Cassie Adrian, Manhattan, Kansas

“Last night and today I should have been doing homework. And whenever I should be doing homework, and it is not the day it is due, I am very good at finding other activities that keep me occupied. I can do that pesky homework tomorrow!

I love sugar cookies. They are probably my favorite of all the cookies, but in the six years since I have had my own kitchen, I have never made them. I figured this out when I realized that I do not own a single cookie cutter. But I really needed to put off that homework, so I decided to make something time consuming and required a lot of clean up. Sugar cookies to the rescue.

I used this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. She has some great recipes on her blog that I have made including her Mexican Lasagna, Super Ban Burritos, Smoked Turkey Brie and Apple Panini, Black Beans and Rice, and Baked Oatmeal. This Friday is a salad themed potluck at my work and I have all the stuff for Creamy 5-Cup Fruit Salad (at this point I feel the need to quote my dad who calls these “potblessings” because “there is no such thing as luck only blessings from the Lord”).

Since I have already confessed that I do not own cookie cutters, I pulled out a tool my husband uses to plate food when he makes something fancy. Basically it is a metal biscuit cutter, but only a little larger. Here is how they turned out…

I always forget that last pan!

Okay other than the one light colored cookie, which fell apart when I tried to frost it, all of these are from the last batch. Apparently you have to push the start button on the timer!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

That’s better. I made the cream cheese frosting, which I don’t think I would make again. It is super light and fluffy but I prefer the super sweet original frosting for sugar cookies.

What helped these cookies to be a success…

Red KitchenAid with Matching Red Beater Blade

My beater blade. I have the red tilt-head mixer beater blade that matches my red tilt-head KitchenAid. I love it. It perfectly incorporated the cookie dough and frosting so I did not have to keep stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. It is a must have for any KitchenAid project that requires the paddle. Oh, if you are wondering where you can get this fantastic little tool, just stop by Adrian’s. Last time I was there they had two or three colors for each mixer size.

I also baked these cookies on my…

USA Bakeware Jelly Roll Pan...AWESOME!

USA Bakewear jelly roll pan.

Disclaimer (the burnt cookies were not baked on this pan. I was using another cookie sheet from a big box store.)

I absolutely LOVE this. It is super high quality and I use way more often than just when I make cookies. It is great for roasting veggies, baking biscuits, baking sheet cakes, pumpkin rolls, roasting meats, and toasting nuts and oats for granola,. Since I have owned this beauty, it has been in my oven more than all of my other bakeware combined! As I wedding gift I received a set of a very expensive brand cookie sheets, but tossed them after only a couple years. This lead me to the belief that you should buy the cheapest pans possible and after the hundreds of Christmas cookies, toss them out. But this bad boy made me realize that cookie sheets did not have to be disposable. As soon as Adrian’s had these in stock, I knew I had to have one. It may even have been the first one that left the building. And the best part, nothing sticks to it. I was a little concerned that the ridges would collect gunk, but cleaning this pan is so easy (which probably contributes to the reason I use it so often)!

What would make these cookies perfect and hide the fact that I did not cream the cream cheese and sugar well enough is…

Diamond Shimmer Sugars

Diamond shimmer sugar from Adrian’s! This picture does not do this product justice. It is so beautiful and really looks like you are eating jewelry (in a good way, not like it is rock solid and hurts your teeth). If you want to add a little pizzazz to your cookies, cakes, or cupcakes, get this stuff! It is dazzling.!

Okay now I’m off to do some homework. Oh but wouldn’t my nails look so cute in that new bright coral/orange nail polish I just bought. New plan, paint my nails, wait an hour or so for them to dry, then I will do homework. Yes, I like that plan better!”
~Cassie Adrian

THANK YOU for sharing Cassie!  So glad that you’re a “foodie” just like me!
(& YES she is my now & forever favorite daughter-in-law! ~Vicki)

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Tahitian Chicken

11 04 2011

This is a delicious dinner that is perfect for serving your family or for a large group.  We have actually served 200-300 people this unique dish at special events at Adrians…The really nice thing about it is that it can easily be made ahead and frozen…then when ready to serve, just make some rice, put out the toppings and you’re ready to go!

A Rotisserie Chicken saves time...

We started with two Rotisserie Chickens for this recipe…it just seems like I am running behind lately, so starting with a rotisserie chicken just saves time.  I really do prefer to roast my own chicken!  It is so easy to do, but you do have to have TIME to get it roasted!

Not the prettiest bird!

This is a perfect example of why you should roast your own bird!  I was pretty disappointed when we pulled this out of the box.  It had definitely been in the oven too long!

Chicken is almost ready

Fortunately, we had two chickens and between the two, got plenty of meat for our Tahitian Chicken…Debone the chicken and save the bones to boil later for some really great chicken broth!

Don't forget the crock-pot liners!

If you’ve followed us for very long, you’ll already know that we LOVE these Slow-Cooker liners from Reynolds.  We use them all the time at the store for very easy clean-up.  I hate to scrub out a cooked on mess from the crock-pot! You can find them by the ZipLock bags at the grocery store…my kitchen is never without them!!!

Gather the ingredients for the sauce

The sauce for Tahitian Chicken is made from ingredients most of us have in the pantry.  I even keep small cans of pineapple juice in my pantry just for this recipe…Looks like I need to put Soy Sauce on my grocery list! 🙂

My photo of the sauce cooking turned out to be just foggy steam…sorry!  Just put all of the sauce ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Stir constantly and let boil for 2 minutes before pouring over the bite-sized chicken.

Let simmer in Slow-Cooker

Let chicken mixture simmer in your (lined) Crock-Pot until ready to serve.  I have also frozen the chicken mixture in gallon sized ZipLock freezer bags at this point in the preparation for serving at a later time.

Rice Cooker

A Rice Cooker is one of my favorite kitchen tools (I actually have two of them!).  You can prepare rice any way you like for this dish, but I have to say that I love preparing rice in my rice cookers!  I have a small one that we use just for our family, and a larger one that I can prepare 10 cups of raw rice which yields over 20 cups of perfectly cooked rice.

Perfect Rice!

This is a great buffet line meal…even for just one family.  Put the Rice, Chicken mixture and all of the toppings on the counter, and let everyone go through a line and add all of their favorite toppings…choose from Chinese noodles, maraschino cherries, green onions, mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, peanuts, cashews, soy sauce, raisins, coconut or ????

Toppings for Tahitian Chicken

Now here is the disappointing part…I FORGOT to take a photo of the dinner as served…so sorry!  The good news is that we make this on a pretty regular basis, so I’ll be able to add that later.  Again, this is just a great “make ahead” meal for your family or for a crowd.  Hope YOU enjoy it as much as we have over the years.

Tahitian Chicken
Vicki Adrian, Buhler, Kansas
Adapted from a recipe from Elaine Franz of Buhler, Kansas

2 rotisserie chickens, deboned and cut into bite sized pieces
OR 8 cups diced cooked chicken breast

Hot cooked rice

Tahitian Sauce
1 1/4 c. pineapple juice
1 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1 T. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 chicken bouillon cube

Garnishes
cocktail peanuts, cashews, mandarin oranges, sliced green onions, coconut, Chinese noodles, pineapple tidbits, raisins, sunflower seeds, maraschino cherries & ????? use your imagination!

Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes.  Place crock pot liner in slow cooker.  Add chicken and pour sauce over all.  Heat and keep warm for serving.  Serve over hot rice and let guests top with whatever garnishes they would like.

*Note this is such an easy main dish to serve to a crowd and seems to please both men & women alike!  It is an all time favorite that we serve for events at Adrians.  Some tips: Prepare chicken and sauce ahead of time and freeze in gallon zip lock freezer bags.  These stack really nicely in the freezer.  When your party day arrives, thaw chicken, put in crock pot and let heat.  Cook your rice in a rice cooker, then open up the jars & cans of toppings…Very Easy!

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