Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Quack Pack!

I have come to discover a show called Duck Dynasty. Yea I am slow on the uptake. What is so funny about all of this it took me forever to figure out that Duck Dynasty and Duck/Buck Commander were the same. I am extremely slow on the uptake. I have seen the show before and kept thinking how familiar the area looked, but decided all of Louisiana looks the same. I figured they were living down south since they were out in a swampy area. You can imagine my shock when I see them at Duck Commander (and swore I had seen that business before) and Google to find out they are in West Monroe, La.

The same West Monroe we use to live in. As a matter of fact the warehouse is down from the carwash we use to frequent. So yea I am extremely slow on the uptake. I have recently gotten my husband hooked on the show. He knows some of the people in the show from his old job (and from when he use to attend the same church as the family) plus who wouldn't enjoy Uncle Si's stories. The show shows how goofy North Louisiana Rednecks are, but it also shows how much we value family. Phil even shows true Christianity which is really hard to find in people even around here in the bible belt. He teaches his children and grandchildren the real value to life and try to keep them "real". He does not judge anyone for their choices, but does believe people should be Godly people. Seriously... It would be so awesome to learn about life while in a boat crawfishing!

Now with all of that aside... We had to go to West Monroe Monroe due to Malachi needing to get some really small fillings put in his back teeth. We decided to head over to the Duck Commander Warehouse to check out their gift shop they have open now. You can tell the local people who go in to shop from the "tourist". Local people were just going in buying shirts and such. Tourist were taking pictures of the sign, the Duck Dynasty bus, the shipping dock they flooded and made into a duck pond... Even the big truck that was in the loading dock! My child who just had gone to the dentist was still loopy off of the gas... He got in the gift shop hollering I want another french fry (this was right after my husband quoted Uncle Si saying "Poly voo french fry").

Never would have thought in a million years there would be people in West Monroe on A&E with their own show. So in the spirit of Duck Dynasty I am going to share some of Mrs Kay's recipes!

Banana Pudding
2 sticks of butter
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
¾ cup of all-purpose flour
1 12 oz. can of Pet Milk (evaporated milk)
¾ cup of milk
6 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag vanilla wafers
2 bananas, sliced
In a large double boiler melt the butter and then add the sugar, salt, flour, evaporated milk and regular milk. Stir with a whisk.
Add the egg yolks to the mixture, constantly stirring until thick. Add the vanilla extract.
Place the vanilla wafers and bananas into a 9" x 13" Pyrex dish. Then pour in mixture.
Chill before serving.

Quick Biscuits
2 cups of Pioneer Biscuit Mix, plus small amount of additional mix
1 cup of sour cream
½ cup of Sprite or 7-Up
½ stick of butter
Using a pie/pastry blender, mix Pioneer Biscuit Mix with sour cream and Sprite or 7-Up.
Sprinkle extra biscuit mix onto a pastry sheet or wax paper and add dough.
Press down dough and use a biscuit cutter to cut biscuits.
Melt butter in an iron skillet and dip cut biscuits in skillet. Then place biscuits on a baking sheet.
Cook in oven at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Swiss Steak
8 cube steaks, chopped
Flour (enough to cover steaks)
Peanut oil
2 bell peppers (more, if desired)
2 sticks of celery
1 large onion
6-7 cloves of garlic
20 oz. can of whole or crushed tomatoes
Season steaks with salt, pepper and flour.
Brown them in a skillet with oil. Pour leftover oil into a container.
Cut up the peppers, celery and onion. Add chopped vegetables, garlic cloves and can of tomatoes to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
Place steaks back in skillet and bake for 2 hours at 325°.
Serve over rice.

Be sure to check the show out on A&E. It is a good family show to watch together and will keep you laughing. Wed nights 10/9c

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