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Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Night Meals: Week 15

Baltimore Ravens VS. Detroit Lions


Swedish Rolls


1 ½ c milk (2%)
¾ c butter
½ c sugar
1 T cinnamon
1 t cardamom
1 package yeast
4 c flour
1 egg
¼ c sliced almonds

¼ c butter
1/3 Sugar


            Begin melting the butter in a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Active yeast, when ready, add to butter mixture and stir well. Add a dash of salt and cardamom. Slowly add one cup of flour at a time, until dough resembles a ball. Place dough on a floured surface and knead for ten minutes.

            Place dough into an oiled bowl, place towel over the top and allow to rise for an hour. When the dough has risen, punch and separate into two pieces. Roll out each piece into a large rectangle, about 12 x 14. Melt the butter for the filling. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together for the filling.

            Brush the rolled out dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle the surface with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the dough tightly, tucking the edges in. When formed, cut the dough log with either dental floss or string into six to eight pieces. Place towel over rolls and allow to rise an additional twenty minutes.

            Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 F. Prepare the egg wash by beating the egg with a dash of water. Brush the egg wash on the rolls; place the sliced almonds on top.  Bake for 6-8 minutes, they will be golden brown. Go Ravens!


Chicken Shwarma


4 chicken thighs
1 t cumin
1 t paprika
½ t allspice
½ t turmeric
¼ t garlic powder
¼ t cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
salt and pepper
peanut oil


            In a shallow bowl, place the chicken thighs evenly apart. Dash the chicken thighs with the cumin, paprika, allspice, turmeric, garlic powder, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Roll the thighs in spices so all sides are covered. Allow spices to soak in for at least ten minutes, and can be stored overnight. The longer they marinate, the more spice intense they will be.

            Heat oven to 400 F. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and place into oven. Allow to bake for twenty minutes (or cooked through). Slice the meat off the thighbones and shred into small pieces. Drizzle a saucepan with oil and bring to medium heat. Place the shredded chicken into heated pan, allow to slightly brown, about three minutes. Serve with sauces or in classic sandwich form. Go LIONS!

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