Tonight we had baked chicken, parsleyed potatoes, oven roasted carrots and dinner rolls.
Here is how I did the chicken.
1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients. Pour over chicken in zip lock bag. Cover and marinate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Bake at 325 for about 1 1/2 hours. I used a large pack of thighs, but any cut of chicken would work.
Tonight I am cooking Chicken Parmigiana, steamed broccoli, bread sticks.
Here is the recipe.
Thin cut or pounded chicken breasts, 4-6
1/2 cup flour
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cups red wine (white works also but I was out of white lol)
1 can (large) san marzana tomatoes, crushed
2 tablespoons sugar
salt and pepper again to taste
1 cup grated parmesan cheese, fresh is best
1 pound spaghetti, cooked
Mix flour and salt, pepper and garlic powder together.
Dredge flatten chicken pieces in the flour and set aside.
Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet till hot and butter is melted. Fry chicken pieces till golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
Remove chicken and cover with foil to keep warm.
Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Deglaze pan with wine scraping up any chicken pieces left in pot. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes or till wine is reduced by half.
Pour in tomatoes, sugar and salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Simmer 30 minutes. I added parsley at this time cause I used dried. Taste for seasoing and carefully lay chicken breasts on top of sauce and cover them completely with parmesan cheese. Cover and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer till cheese melts and chicken is heated through.
Hamburger steaks, mashed tators and peas was the menu.
Here is the before picture...
Here is the after....
Here is the recipe..
2 lb ground meat
seasonings of your choice
cream of mushroom soup
beef stock or broth
Season ground meat with your favorite seasonings. I don't add anything other then salt, pepper and garlic to my meat, but if you want to add anything else, go right ahead. I won't be there to see lol. Shape into steaks.
Brown both sides of steak in dutch oven. Add onions, bell peppers, mushrooms. Mix together all other ingredients with some more seasonings and pour over steaks. Simmer for about an hour. Go easy on the salt as the soup, and stock are both salty.
Hopefully soon I will be back in the swing of things. But I recently did cook our favorite french dip sandwiches for supper after the funeral. Here is the recipe.
French Dips in the Crockpot
beef roast 4-5 lbs
2 packages dry italian dressing mix
2 packages au jus gravy mix
2 cans beef broth or water and bouillion to make up 3 3/4 cups
seasonings of your choice but go easy on the salt because of the sodium in the mixes and the broth or bouillion.
Place the roast in crockpot. Mix all other ingredients except onions in a bowl till well mixed. Pour over roast. Add sliced onions around the roast. Cover and cook for about 4 hours. I have an auto setting on mine and it starts out on high and after a couple of hours switches to low. Flip roast over and cook for another 2 hours. Pull the roast apart or slice. Put back into crockpot and let cook for another 30 minutes to an hour in the juices. Serve on your favorite hoagie type bun or french bread.
Serve juice on side to dip into.
In large skillet sprayed with butter pam, brown the meat, onions, and bell pepper. Stir in ketchup, and water. Bring to a boil. Add vinegar, worcestershire sauce, mustard and splenda. Mix well. Lower heat and simer 6-8 minutes ( I usually cook it for at least 30 ) stirring occasionally. For each sandwich, spoon about /2 cup filling between bun halves.
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information provided by the recipe author.
Tonight we had canteloupe, parmesan cheese noodles, and shrimp and eggplant casserole.
I forgot to take a before picture but here is an after.
Here is the recipe for the casserole.
Shrimp and Eggplant Casserole
Peel and dice 2-3 nice size eggplants.
Boil them till just starting to get tender.
Drain well and saute the eggplant with onion, bell pepper, celery and lots of seasoning of your choice.
When the veggies are tender add in the shrimp. Saute until the shrimp are done. Add enough seasoned bread crumbs to firm up the mixture. Put into sprayed casserole and top with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 till nice and bubbly.
The menu tonight was thrown together at the last minute. We were supposed to go to cooking demo but hubby ended up working late.
So we had Jambalaya, green beans, and rolls
Here are the ingredients except for the onion I used in the green beans. I forgot to grab one for the picture.
Here is the Jambalaya, I made it with smoked sausage and chicken.
I used a can of fresh style green beans, drained. First I browned some bacon cut into small pieces and some onion diced. Then I added the drained green beans, a little pepper and cooked it down.
And here are the rolls and yes they are brown and serve. Since I wasn't planning on cooking I didn't have time to make fresh ones. I ran to the grocery at 5 to get the ingredients and had supper on the table at 7.
For supper tonight we had Shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce over spaghetti, oven roasted carrots, and garlic bread.
Here is the recipe for the carrots. It was a new one for me and I usually don't enjoy carrots but I could have eaten the whole bowl of these and we will have them again soon. Hubby enjoyed them alot too.
Oven Roasted Carrots
Peel carrots and cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch lengths. Then cut in half. Coat lightly with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast in 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or till lightly browned and tender.
I just now realized I haven't updated or posted here since August. Where has the time gone?
Well if you look under blogs I read, you will see that I added 54 new links between yesterday and today. Why 54? Well because I am 54 years old of course lol. Actually I went to http://orgjunkie.com/ and saw that she does a menu planning Monday and alot and I do mean alot of people post links to their blogs/sites where they list their menu ideas and some of the recipes. I thought what a great way to get new ideas and recipes. Also I quickly scanned some of their main pages and there is alot of good stuff on them. So I posted the links here, so that you and I can browse the sites and the menus and recipes if we need new ideas.
Each week I will try and get the first 54 that post and add any new ones. I figure the same people won't always be the first 54 to post so I will get at least a few new ones each time. And who knows, maybe I will figure out how to link my plan if I post one on here.
Later today I will take a picture of my plate of food for new years and post the picture here along with a recipe or two for you.
I am a 60ish stay at home wife. Born and raised in south Louisiana, in the heart of true cajun country.
I knit, quilt, and love taking care of my family which includes grandchildren.
We have 4 children, We have 5 grandchildren also. We do enjoy them so much.
Of course since we live along the gulf coast we love to fish!
I also have a deep love for Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.