Blatchinda is also spelled Blachinda, Plachinda, Platchenda, Platchinta, Blachinde, Blagenda, Bladginda, Plachenden. Alfred Opp, who was born in Bessarabia, said they spelled it "Platschenta" in reference to "Platchta" or blanket. These, of course are rounds of (pie) pastry dough filled with a pumpkin/sugar/cinnamon mixture or even a fried onion mixture, the pastry is folded shut and edges crimped, and these are baked in the oven.
If you are a pork roast enthusiast, this is definitely one to add to your collection. The pork is simmered in a tomato sauce, and served over hot rice or noodles. The recipe calls for beans, I did not use any since my kids don't like them.
I have not tried this but a co-worker has and loves it, so I thought I would post it. Its a recipe from Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital. Used for overweight heart patients to lose weight rapidly, usually before surgery. I am guessing on the time and serving size since I have not made this.
A great recipe from the magazine Cooking Light. You can substitute sweet turkey Italian sausage for hot, if desired. Or, for more spice, add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve with a tossed salad.
This is the recipe for Applebee's famous riblets. It requires grilling (or broiling) the ribs, then steaming them to make them tender. It takes several hours to make them, but since they slow steam in the oven for several hours, it is a great choice for a party dish.
This is a quick meal using Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Chicken. I get this ready the night before and throw it in the oven at noon or morning, set the timer and come home to a hot, healthy dinner.
Another great recipe from the magazine Cooking Light. This silky sauce coats the chicken with rich, tangy flavor. Substitute lemon if you don't have a lime on hand. For a splash of color, garnish with chopped parsley or chives.