Tuesday, January 18, 2011

recipes {poppy seed chicken & poppy seed cake}

today it's all about the poppy seeds!

poppy seed chicken
1 can chicken {or 1 pound chopped chicken breast}
1 can 99% fat free cream of celery soup
1 can 99% fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 cup fat free sour cream
1 small package slivered almonds

mix all of the above ingredients and place in a well greased 9x13 dish.

topping:
1/4 lb. Ritz crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 stick margarine, melted

mix until crackers are well coated with margarine and poppy seeds.  put cracker mixture ontop of chicken mixture.  bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until bubbly.

poppy seed cake
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/8 cup oil
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2  teaspoon each of the following flavors:  almond, vanilla & butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds

mix oil and sugar together.  gradually alternate dry ingredients with milk.  add flavors and poppy seeds at the end of mixing.  pour into 2, greased, loaf pans.  bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done with the toothpick test {insert toothpick into top of cake and remove.  if there is batter on the toothpick the cake is not done yet, if the tooth pick is clean then it is done}

icing:
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup powdered sugar

mix together with a whisk and pour over cake.


***tip:  try to avoid any drug tests after eating all these poppy seeds!***

enjoy!


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