Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 19 -- Southwest Chicken

I wanted something quick and easy and this met that requirement. Three cans and some chicken all in one pot. Here's the recipe. One day I threw a dollop of sour cream into the container and that was tasty too. I upped the heat but it didn't get too spicy. This was a winner of a dish that can be made up in a big batch and be parceled out.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 12 -- Turkey Dinner

I have wanted turkey for a long time but nobody around her carries turkey out of season. Why? I have no idea.

This was standard with no recipe. I purchased turkey cutlets for way too much ($6.49 a pound) and marinated them for an afternoon with a variety of peppers, New Orleans seasoning and black pepper, and a healthy amount of olive oil. It was cooked on a Foreman grill then carved thin. I added mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. It was all very good, especially the turkey.

The turkey got a high compliment from someone at my lunch table. "Boy, that smells good," I'd imagine she's cooked many years as a long time married lady. My food is even starting to smell good to other people!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 5-- Fast Chicken Parm

This recipe was even more tasty after the flavors had a chance to rest as leftovers. I stole it from Reader's Digest but the link I found is from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The lack of sauce and breading makes this fast and the fear of dripping sauce on myself at work was gone. I loved the idea of making bread crumbs then mixing them with the cheese. I used a bit of asiago that was left over from the salmon two weeks ago. The only mistake I made was skimping on the basil and using stuff from the spice rack that is long dead.

This was a winner that will have to come around again.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

September 28 -- Arroz con Pollo, again

Because it was so good the first time, I made another pot of arroz con pollo, yellow rice and chicken. The recipe was from back in April. Here is the write up. I added some broccoli to the rice because I like to hide my vegetables. The recipe did bring up a question from one of my students, his mom makes a similar dish, locrio (accent on the end) con pollo. Locrio has a bit of tomato sauce. That may be coming up soon.

I had so much rice and chicken, I gave away three lunches, all three said it was good. I guess I might be getting good at this thing.