Month: January 2017

Honey Chicken

Yummy chicken breast with sweet peppers, honey, garlic and jasmine rice. 

This dinner is super easy to make and easy clean up.

Supplies:

  • Tinfoil
  • Large lasagna pan
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Hot mitts

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 each, yellow, orange and red sweet peppers cut into bite sized sections
  • 1 can of chunk pineapple do not drain
  • Minced garlic
  • Honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • Jasmin rice

Preheat oven to 350°

Cut out 1 large sheet of tinfoil.

On top of your chicken cover entirely with honey, minced garlic, pineapple, peppers then salt and pepper. Pull up the sides of the tin foil and pour some of the pineapple juice on top. 

Cover with another piece of tinfoil, then fold up all your edges to make a sealed bag.

Repeat for other chicken breast.

Place in your lasagna dish, bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, it depends on the size of your chicken. Chicken should be cooked through with no pink.

While chicken is cooking make your rice.


Serve chicken over rice with the entire contents of your tinfoil bag including the drippings.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve warm.

Chicken Pot Pie

I know I’ve done something good when my daughter tells me she likes dinner. 😀

My first time at chicken pot pie so you can imagine that my biggest critic was on my mind. Well, she loved it. Phew.. 😀


Supplies:

  • Pie plates, I used 2
  • Cutting board and knife
  • 2 pots for boiling chicken and potatoes
  • 1 large fry pan
  • Spoon
  • Small bowl 
  • Whisk
  • Egg brush
  • Oven mitts

Ingredients:

  • About 8 red potatoes (cut into fours, boil until tender, drain and set aside)
  • 2 chicken breasts (boil until cooked through with no pink, drain then cut into bite sized pieces, set aside)
  • 2 cans of condense cream of chicken soup
  • 1 yellow squash cut into thin slices
  • 1 zucchini cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 sweet vidalia onion (peel and slice, about 1/4 inch slices)
  • 2 celery stalks sliced thin
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1 cup of frozen carrots
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 pats of butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350°


In your 2 pie plates evenly distribute your potatoes, corn and carrots. Set aside.


In your fry pan add your butter, zucchini, squash, onions and celery. Add your salt and pepper to taste, saute till tender.


Add chicken.


Then condense soup.


Mix well, cook on medium till warm.


Even distribute to both pie plates.


Using a small amount of water, wet the edge of the pie plate, place your pie shell on top press gently, cut remaining dough off the edge. 

My pie shell looks horrible, no judging.. Bad shell day lol 😀

Using your egg, whisk in a small bowl, brush egg wash on each pie shell. Cut small slices on top. 

Bake at 350° till golden brown.

Ham and Cheese Roll Up

This was a quick lunch I made the other day. Perfect little roll ups for a party, quick lunch or on the go.

I made 2 kinds, the first with ham and cheese the other pulled bbq pork I had left over from dinner.


Supplies:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven mitts

Ingredients:

  • 1 refrigerated can of crescent rolls
  • Sliced deli ham
  • Sliced deli cheese

Preheat oven to 350°

Open your crescent roll and divide using the manufacturer guide.

Layer 1 slice of ham and 1/2 slice of cheese, roll starting from the bottom of the triangle (the widest point).

Set on your baking sheet. Roll each one in the same manner. 

Bake until golden brown. Serve warm.

You can make all kinds. Add onions, turkey, eggs, bacon, diced cooked sausage, pepperoni even bbq. It will definitely be a crowd pleaser and easy to eat. 


Ham


Bbq pulled pork, these are my favorite. 😀

Spiders

I’m scared to death of them. But they fascinate me at a comfortable distance. 

These tiny multi legged critters are beautiful and very hard to photograph. But one day Rockefeller Gardens in 2015 I was able to get a photo. 🙂

Spaghetti and Tomatoes

I needed a side dish for my chicken I put in the crock pot the other night. I was not feeling the grocery store that day which is huge for me. I’d rather spend time at the grocery before shopping for cloths any day of the week. So I dug through my cabinets and this is what I came up with.

Its super easy.


I put a whole chicken in the crockpot. I seasoned it with red crushed pepper, lemon pepper and garlic salt then added 1/2 cup of water. Sat in there for 6 to 8 hours. 

Supplies:

  • Large pot to cook spaghetti
  • Large fry pan
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Spoon to stir
  • Tongs

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of spaghetti
  • 1 large tomato (wash and dice)
  • 1 large garlic clove (pealed and sliced thin)
  • 1/2 vidalia sweet onion (pealed and diced)
  • 1 – 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • Herbes De Provence
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Boil your spaghetti till tender, drain and set aside.


Dice your tomatoes and set aside.


In your fry pan pour just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add your diced onions and sliced garlic.

Saute till onions are translucent.


Add your diced tomatoes.


Saute till warm.


Add your spaghetti once tomatoes are warm. Toss till well combined. Add herbs and pepper to taste.

Serve warm as a side with your favorite meat or enjoy on its own.

Serves about 6.

Bbq Pulled Pork

I was craving bbq today. There is nothing like a great bbq pork sandwhich and today was a good one. 

Supplies:

  • Crock pot
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Spoon and fork
  • Cookie sheet
  • Tin foil
  • Oven mitts

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork loin about 1 to 2 pounds
  • 1/2 red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 large garlic clove peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of apple juice
  • Garlic salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup of sweet baby rays bbq sauce
  • 1/4 cup of honey mustard sauce
  • 2 table spoons of butter maple syrup


    Place your pork loin in your crock pot, add apple juice.

    Next cover your loin with pepper then brown sugar. Now add your garlic and onions. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.


    Once your pork is done, turn off crock pot, using a fork and knife, pull your loin into shredds.

    Preheat oven to 350°


    Add your sauces and maple syrup. Combine well.


    Transfer your contents to a foil lined baking sheet, spread evenly. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper to taste.

    Place your bbq in oven, bake for about 15 minutes. Stir half way through. 

    Serve warm on a butter garlic toasted bun. Serves about 8.

    Life Goals Of A Kitty 2017

    This is Chowder my daughter’s rescue kitty. 

    He sits here everyday and stares at the critters that terrorize him by the window.

    I can only imagine what goes on in that little kitty brain of his.