Date Nut Pudding
Boil together 3 minutes & put in bottom pan
1 1/2 C. boiling water
1/2 C. br. sugar
1 T. butter
Batter , mix together
1/2 C. br. sugar 1 C. flour
1 T. butter 1 t. baking powder
1/2 C. milk 1/2 C. walnuts , med pieces
pinch salt 1/2 C. dates
Put batter by spoonful on top of the juice mixture .
Bake in 350 degree oven till batter seems baked through .
Serve cold with whipped cream on top or I use cool whip .
This is the way Aunt Laura told mom to make it .
We had it for Christmas almost every year when I was young .
We love it .
Chicken with Tabbouleh
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup bulgur wheat
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1 whole (2 split) chicken breast, bone in, skin on
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (1 bunch)
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (2 bunches)
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (1 bunch)
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and medium-diced
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a heat-proof bowl, pour the boiling water over the bulgur wheat. Add the lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Stir. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the bulgur to stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.
Place the chicken breast on a baking sheet and rub it with olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until just cooked. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Remove the chicken meat from the bones and discard the skin. Cut the chicken into medium dice and add to the tabbouleh. Add the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Season, to taste, and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. The flavors will improve as it sits