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‘Farmhouse Rules’ reinvents ‘L.O.L (Lots of Leftovers)’ on Food Network

Nancy & hubby David of Farmhouse Rules
Nancy & hubby David of Farmhouse Rules
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Today’s episode of “Farmhouse Rules,” Nancy Fuller, the born and raised farm girl from Upstate New York is serving and eating good food. Her recipes are called rules, and these rules have been handed down for generations. Nancy has been a chef and caterer for over twenty-five years and as a mother of six and grandmother of thirteen, she is still madly in love with her city boy hubby, David.

In this episode titled, “L.O.L (Lots of Leftovers),” she kissed David goodbye in the morning, as she put her knick knacks on the shelf. While she had the day to herself, she is going to turn yesterday’s leftovers into tonight’s dinner. To find the featured recipes click here.

For her first recipe, she made Grammy Carl’s Rule for Chicken and Rice Soup and Johnny Dunn’s Rule for Fried Chicken BLT Melt. For these, she is using last night’s roast chicken. For dessert, she is making Aunt Jo’s Rule for Cheesecake Ball Pops from leftover cheesecake, just to satisfy David’s sweet tooth.

When Nancy was little, and not feeling well, her Grammy Carl made the best chicken soup and it always made her feel better. For the dessert, she took the cheesecake and used a small ice cream scoop to make balls of the cheesecake, put a lollypop stick in them and put them in the freezer for at least an hour.

Next, she drained the chicken stock to make the soup and added all the veggies. While they were cooking, she melted the chocolate, chopped up the toppings, using peanuts, toffee bar bits, M&M’s and made the covering for the cheesecake balls. Yum!

Next, she took the poached chicken breasts, coated them with seasoned flour and fried them quickly. When they were done to perfection, she put a slice of cheese on them, bacon, lettuce, tomato and her honey Dijon sauce she prepared herself. Just before David arrived home, she added the cooked chicken and some leftover cooked rice to the soup, warmed them up so they would not cook too long. When David saw what a feast she made for him, he wondered if he forgot an important date, but it was just leftovers on this episode of “Farmhouse Rules.”

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