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Fanciest Ramen

I have always liked Ramen noodles for every reason except that they have basically NO nutrition. My husband looked concerned when he saw the following ingredients sitting on the counter before I started making dinner.
2 packages of chicken flavored ramen noodles
1 head of cabbage 1 large chicken breast
My random concoction turned out great, and that's why it is our newest addition to my food blog.
How to make the "Fanciest Ramen Noodles"
Dice one large raw chicken breast into bite-size pieces and cook fully in a pan on the stove with olive oil and seasonings of your choice (garlic salt, Mrs. Dash, seasoned salt, etc.) Cook the ramen noodles in a medium-sized pot without seasoning packets. Drain the noodles once they are cooked and then add thinly sliced cabbage to the pot and place over lowest heat setting. Add 1-2 packets (depending on your salt preference) of ramen noodle seasonings and stir in about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir well so oil and seasonings are evenly distribu…

Fry Bread

I got the original recipe for this fry bread here, and I altered it a bit and included some additional instruction based on my experience.

How to makefry bread:

Combine together in a medium bowl:
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder

Add in and mix together:
1 and 1/2 cups warm water (approx. 110 degrees F)

Knead until the dough is soft and not sticky. Divide and shape into 3-4 inch diameter balls. Flatten into patties about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and make a small hole in the center of each.

Fry each in 1 inch of hot oil (I used vegetable oil, you can also use shortening). Turn over to brown both sides. Fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown color. Set on paper towels to absorb some of the excess oil.

They are best eaten when they are still hot. Top with refried beans, tomatoes, lettuce, avacado, etc.
With these measurements, I made 8 medium-sized pieces of fry bread.

And make it a dessert by topping with cinnamon sugar, honey, and/or powdered sugar.

Focaccia Bread

How to make Focaccia Bread (Improved Recipe as of April 2012)
In a large bowl, stir together: 1 1/4 cup whole white wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast (a little more than one packet)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 pinch ground black pepper (optional)
Mix in: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup warm water

When it has mixed enough to resemble dough, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Punch dough down; place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. (Olive oil not needed for pizza crust)

Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Original Recipe from here. ____________________________…