Friday, 3 August 2012

Hunger Games Cake

I loved making this cake!!! It was so simple and fun! This was also the 1st time I had ever used fondant. I don’t care for fondant, so never bothered. I knew making this cake I would need to though. So I made my own out of marshmallow and powder sugar. I just goggled and followed the 1st recipe that popped up.

A day before hand I made the Mocking Jay. It was white and I sprayed with gold paint (edible of course!). The cake is simple white cake with buttercream frosting. The flames on the side are also fondant. I just mixed red, yellow and orange fondant and rolled out to get the marbled look.

Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

This is by far one of my favorite comfort foods. So warm and belly filling!


*About 3-4 Cooked and Shredded Chicken Breast

*2 can of cream of chicken Soup. (I make my own, see recipe at bottom.)

*1 Cup of Sour Cream (fat free is fine)

*1 Cup of Cheddar Cheese

*1 Cup of Colby/Monterrey Cheese

*1 bag of frozen chopped broccoli (about 2-3 cups)

*2 Tabs of melted butter

*1 sleeve of Ritz crackers

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Take melted butter and half of a sleeve of crushed Ritz and form a crust bottom in a casserole dish.

Take remaining ingredients mix well and spoon on top of your crust.

 Take remaining crushed Ritz crackers and sprinkle on top.

Bake uncovered 30 -45 mins. I was closer to 45 mins . I like a crunchy top. 
Enjoy with a side of brown rice!

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup:

 *****This will make the same amount as 2 can of cream of chicken soup****

* 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth. (I always keep chicken bouillon cubes and make my own broth)

* 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

* 1/4 tsp. onion powder

* 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

* 1/8 tsp. black pepper

* 1/4 tsp. parsley

* Dash of paprika

* 1 1/2 Cups of milk (fat free is ok)

* 3/4 Cup of flour

Stir broth and all seasonings to a soft boil, add 1/2 cup of milk, and bring to boil.

In a separate bowl mix remainder of milk and flour well.

Mix a little of the hot broth with the milk/flour mixture (this is to warm before mixing all together)

Now add all together back in pot, return to boil until thick and creamy. STIR OFTEN!!