gotta love me some grandma cookin!!
you know those people that are like paula deen and the neely's all rolled into one? they can just can cook? when you are around them they start sharing about what they cooked for dinner and it is what i call grandma cooking...you know the kind right? well - my sister in law works with me now and unknowingly gets me all salivating and the rest of the day obsessed with fried chicken!
this recipe in particular i thought the kids would really love-
confession: last week she shared she made friend chicken ( friend is a typo but i am leaving it cause it made me smile. i kinda like it...friend chicken...ha! ...from scratch...i was craving it all day and even went out that night and bought the chicken breasts and potatoes ( the kind in a box but they did say 100% real potatoes )
and i had two solid days of endless errands so what does any modern day mom do? she runs through kentucky fried chicken. i eventually did cook the chicken. i didn't want it to go ba but it wasn't fried it was baked.
anyway...on with the story
carissa made these on our summer family vacation ( the one i was not at this year..boo) and she was recreating the scene of how everyone loved them. and yes...i did buy all the stuff and i did make them.
confession: yesterday was my first clean eating day and i am not eating bread. go figure
but dakota loved them and on my first cheat meal i will have to make them. wouldn't they be fabulous for football games and chilly fall evenings while playing a board game or with some friends..a little twist on pizza and you can pair it with chips, fries, a salad or all three:)
and ya gotta have the cold pickles! we like vlasic -- a must at our house
carrissa's pizza hoagies
::fyi - these are originally made with the big ol link of sausage & you slice it to lay on the hoagie. ( see image at end of post ) ( or similar ) and carrissa says they are best made this way. but if you or your family don't like that then do whatever you like::
a package of your favorite sub rolls a can of pizza sauce a link of eckridge sausage or pepperoni, ground turkey, hamburger, veggies...see what i mean? a block ( not shredded ) of cheddar and mozzarella
cut sub roll in half and spread sauce on each side. i like mine saucy but do whatever you love. then i put four big slices of pepperoni and sliced the cheeses putting oh...about 4-5 slices of each. slap them all together and tear off a big piece of aluminum foil and wrap them up like a burrito. pop them in the oven at 350 for at least 20 minutes then check to see if cheese all gooey. if not..cook a little longer. that's it.
and that is it!
warning:: grandma cooking is known to cause the pants to fit a wee bit tighter if eaten every night but i sure do miss that kind of cooking. we might try adding in one grandma cooking meal a week where we all sit around the table Walton style and the other 6 days...chicken strips
if you have favorite grandma cooking recipe's i would love to try them and share them with all of you. just send them to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
this girl hasn't been a paula deen for years...well before technology but i would like to put a little down home family cooking and table time back into my life. just a day...can't be that hard right?