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Forkland Fall Festival yummies

As I promised…

Forkland Festival

Forkland Festival

here’s the Forkland Festival food pics.  Yum, yum!

 

Country Ham and Biscuit

Country Ham and Biscuit

I was so busy taking pics of other people’s food in between bites of yummy CH&B, that I only got a pic of my last little bit.  I passed over the Ribeye Sandwich for this delicious Country Ham and Biscuit.

 

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

My youngest daughter went for the Chili Cheese Fries, her favorite.

 

Ribeye Sandwich

Ribeye Sandwich

My hubby’s Ribeye Sandwich.  They cook onions and peppers to top the ribeyes right on site.  The smell is wonderful and draws a big crowd.

 

Yummy Butterfly Fries

Yummy Butterfly Fries

Butterfly Fries are a festival favorite and big time seller.

 

Hot Roasted Corn with butter

Hot Roasted Corn with butter

My older daughter picked up some roasted corn.  I think we all had a bite of this hot, buttery treat.

 

Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake

And last but not least, my hubby’s all time favorite, Funnel Cake.

 

While at the festival, we also purchased a homemade fried Apple Pie and a jar of Honey to take with us.  

 

The Forkland Festival is a must on our fall vacation event list.  If you’re ever in that area in October, be sure and stop by.

For more information on this wonderful fall festival, go here.

Butter Pecan Creme Brulee (Low Carb)

eggs

When my sister-in-law blessed me with two dozen farm-fresh country eggs yesterday,

I started digging through my old low carb recipes.  I had a breakfast custard recipe in mind, but ran across this creme brulee recipe.  I would love to find out the recipe creator, so I can give them thanks and proper credit. *Updated – I found out the recipe’s creator is named Roni.  Thanks that for info, Linda Sue.

(see how I store/display my farm fresh eggs! )

I found this particular recipe several years ago on one of my favorite low carb sites.  Some of the absolute best cooks congregate on the recipe board at Low Carb Friends!

I used my Pampered Chef Prep Cups (with storage lids) to bake the creme brulees.  Not fancy, but servicable.

custard

I sprinkled a little nutmeg on the creme brulee before baking, like the breakfast custard recipe calls for.  Not sure why, since I planned on topping them with praline pecans.

Don’t you just love the sound of praline pecans?!

creme-brulee

Butter-Pecan Creme Brulee

2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt
1/2 cup granulated Splenda (or 1 scoop KAL Stevia, erythritol or sweetener of your choice)

In a medium sauce pan, heat cream over medium heat, just until bubbles start to form.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, salt and sweetener.
Gradually whisk in cream. Using a mesh strainer, strain mixture.
Divide into four custard cups (you can use some like these.)
Bake in a water bath for 30-40 minutes at 350ºF. 
Custards should be set, but still jiggly.  Chill for one hour.
Make butter-pecan topping and divide between between cups.
Refrigerate for four more hours or overnight.

Butter-Pecan Topping:
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 cup pecans – finely chopped
1 teaspoon Splenda or your favorite sweetener

Melt butter.
Stir in pecans and Splenda.
Heat just until nuts begin to color, being careful not to burn.

This is definitely a keeper! The butter pecan topping is delcious!  I think I will double or triple the topping recipe next time, so it will completely cover the top of each creme brulee dish.

See another low carb dessert.

 

 

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Vegetable Beef Soup with Southern Cornbread

soup

This soup began as a Pot Roast with baby carrots and baby whole potatoes

baked in the oven for 6 hours at 275º.  That wasn’t long enough or the temp wasn’t high enough.  It was supposed to cooked in the crockpot while I was at work until I discovered my crockpot was missing in action and left at the church after the last dinner.

My cupboard was nearly bare of soup ingredients except for the 2 home-canned jars of mixed veggies sent back home with us from a trip to Aunt D’s house in Kentucky. I also had a small can of tomato sauce, but no diced or whole tomatoes which I normally use in soup.

The soup turned out to be the best I’ve made in a while… it was delicious!  Very hearty and full of flavor.   Only from memory, since I didn’t write anything down; it goes something like this…

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

Small portion of leftover pot roast
Whole new potatoes, from leftover roast
Onions, from leftover roast
2 cans mixed veggies
1 small tomato sauce
2 bouillon cubes
2-3 Tbs Flour or cornstarch for thickening
1-2 cups of water

Put all in a large pot or dutch oven and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes and until broth is thickened.  Serve with cornbread, breadsticks, or saltines.

Pacify your kids when they come asking for more, by informing them that soup’s all gone but homemade Pecan Pie with a dollop of fresh whipped cream is coming up!