Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Taste of the South

On weekends I enjoy cooking true comfort food, food that takes a while to make, but food that is so worth it. To me comfort food just makes me feel all warm and cozy on the inside. Tonight's menu was no different. We had barbecue chicken (see recipe below), roasted sweet potatoes and corn casserole (see recipe below). This dinner was not quite the best for us, but it sure was tasty!

Barbeque Chicken

  • 18 whole chicken legs (I used 4 leg quarters)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 whole onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (additional) brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cups molasses
  • 4 tablespoons chipotle adobe sauce (omitted)
  • dash of salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken on a broiler pan or any pan with a rack, then roast for 20 minutes. While the chicken is roasting, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for five minutes, stirring being careful not to burn.

Reduce heat to low. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir. Allow to simmer while the chicken roasts. Taste after simmering to adjust seasoning.

After 20 minutes of roasting, crank on the broiler to get a little color on the chicken. Broil for about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from oven. Reduce oven to 350 degrees. With tongs, dip each piece of chicken into the sauce, submerging completely. Place back onto the pan. After all the chicken is coated, return pan to oven for five minutes, or until hot and sizzling. Remove from oven. Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.

I hope you enjoy this barbeque sauce as much as we do. It is not too sweet nor have a high vinegar taste.

Corn Casserole     Paula Deen
1 can whole kernel corn  (I used 3 fresh ears of corn)
1 can creamed corn
1 box corn muffin mix
1 cup sour cream
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all together except for cheese. Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

This is a wonderful casserole to take to a potluck. It reminds me a lot of hashbrown casserole except with corn instead of potatoes.

What is your favorite comfort food? I would love to hear from you!

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