Thursday, March 5, 2009

Meet the Fockers Recipes

Thanks so much to Gollum for hosting Foodie Friday and especially for making this a guilt-free, pressure-free event for those of us who are technically challenged. I hope one day to be able to include photo in my posts, but this will have to do for now. Last week I posted the menu for our dinner to meet the in laws -to-be. This week I am including a couple of recipes from that menu.

Chili Sugar Spiced Pecans

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup warm water

1 cup pecan halves

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and warm water and stir until sugar dissolves. Add pecans and soak 10 minutes. Drain and discard sugar mixture. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, chili powder, and red pepper. Add the pecans and toss to coat. Place pecans on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Watch closely and stir at least twice. Now hide these until you ready to make the salad. They have a way of disappearing before their intende use. I serve them in a salad of mixed baby greens, sliced strawberries, orange slices, and blue cheese, but they are good addition to almost any salad-and pretty good to munch on too!

Pork Chop Marinade

1/4 cup hot water

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

4 cloves garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients and marinate meat several hours or overnight--the longer, the better. This is great for thick, center-cut pork chops and shish kabob. It also makes a wonderful basting sauce. I contributed this recipe many years ago to Vintage Vicksburg, a Junior Auxiliary cookbook which I also co-edited.

Now click on Foodie Friday and see what everyone else is cooking. I can't wait!


  1. Hi Susan! I'm so glad all went well with your dinner. These are two recipes I know I will want to keep on hand. Thanks for sharing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  2. Susan, these are definite keepers. The pecans will be delicious in the salad! The marinade sounds great!
    I loved your sweet tea post, too.

  3. Oh this sounds delicious.. Mr. P loves pecans..this is one I'll be trying soon.
    hugs ~lynne~

  4. I am a pecan nut (no pun intended) and will love to try that recipe! Linda

  5. What a great recipe!

    I have pecans and chili powder on hand. Yumm!

  6. Are you talking about the doggie on my side bar??? Girl you can go to widgets and upload it and add it and many other things to your blog..I hope this helps darling.. hope you're having a super day....hugs ~lynne~

  7. Susan,

    Very interesting post, I'll be sure to copy this and try it soon.


  8. Hey Susan! This sounds wonderful! Way to impress those future n-laws! I'm going to try both of these recipes! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

  9. Wow 2 fantastic recipes to try! THanks


  10. we always have lots of pecans around going to try this! thanks!