So I know I am a couple days late for my Tasty Tuesday post, but this last Tuesday was my mother in law’s birthday and we were enjoying dinner out! Today’s theme at our house was Famous Dave’s!! I found on Pinterest Famous Dave’s Country Roast Chicken, it sounded pretty good and when I received Famous Dave’s bread pudding recipe from someone at church on Sunday, I knew it must be a sign… a sign to feast on their delicious recipes!
So to start I baked the Bread Pudding. I didn’t take pictures of the process because well, I am just happy I had enough time to bake it with out one of the kids having a melt down…. but I did get an end result picture!
Here is the recipe:
1 loaf cinnamon swirl bread
2/3 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup vanilla extract
8 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter (cubed)
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 lbs. light brown sugar (3 1/4 cup packed)
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the bread pudding:
Coat bottom and sides of a 2″ deep baking dish heavily with butter.
Slice or tear bread into 1″ pieces. Mix with raisins and spread it evenly in the prepared dish; be sure to turn crusts side down as they tend to burn easily.
Whisk sugar, milk, whipping cream, vanilla, eggs and cinnamon until blended. Pour over bread mixture.
Place baking dish in a 4″ deep baking pan. Add water to reach halfway up side of the baking dish. Bake for 1 hour at 325 F oven.
Remove from water bath and let stand 20 minutes before serving with warm praline sauce.
Heat half of the butter in large saucepan until melted. Add pecans and mix well. Bring to a boil. Cook until pecans begin to change color. (Mixture will foam over, so use a large saucepan)
Add remaining butter and mix well. this will cool the pecan mixture and stop the cooking process. Remove from heat.
Combine brown sugar, whipping cream and cinnamon in a saucepan and mix well. Cook over low heat until blended, stirring constantly; increase heat.
Cook to 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. Stir in pecan mixture. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix well. Remove from heat.
I stuck to the recipe almost exactly… I didn’t add the 2/3 cup of raisins because I ended up getting the Sun Maid Raisin Bread that has 50% more raisins… actually I was just lazy and didn’t add the raisins but whatever, at least the pudding was made right?!?!?
One thing that wasn’t in the recipe was a warning that all that sugar and eggs and whipping cream when first combined together makes the most nasty booger like consistency and is not easy to whisk together! Make sure to use a large bowl when whisking it all together because you have to whisk pretty intensely to make it more of a custard base instead of boogers!
Once that delicious concoction was cooling on my counter I started the chicken. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and it was originally on Food.com.
I will start out by saying I didn’t marinate my chicken for the 3 hours it said, but I did marinate it for an hour and they came out fantastic!
Roast Chicken Seasoning
- 4 tablespoons kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons paprika
- 4 tablespoons lemon pepper
- 4 tablespoons Mrs. Dash seasoning mix
- 6 bone-in chicken breasts
- 13 ounces Italian dressing (1 bottle)
- 4 ounces lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons roast chicken seasoning
2Roast Chicken Seasoning: Mix all ingredients. Store in a covered container.
4Place the chicken in a 2-gallon sealable plastic bag.
5Pour a mixture of the Italian dressing and lemon juice over chicken, turning to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 3 hours, turning every 30 minutes.
6Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
7Remove chicken from bag and drain.
8Season generously with 2 Tblsp. Roast Chicken Seasoning.
9Arrange chicken on a rack in a baking pan.
10Bake 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 175 degrees.
I only used 3 chicken breasts so I cut it all in half except I still used a whole bottle of Italian dressing. They turned out so delicious! I don’t eat meat on the bone, but I really enjoyed how our Famous Dave’s night turned out!
I’m sorry that the last picture only has 2 pieces of chicken in it… the child was starving and getting excited for dinner and didn’t realize I was taking pictures! :)