Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 13 -- Chicken Lazone

The last big cook for 2014. I need lunch this week but next week I won't plus I'll be leaving to visit Mom. I am planning on cooking for Grandma on Christmas Eve then I always take Mom something special that can't be had in Tennessee.

I had to do a Saturday dinner because Sunday had family obligations. I tried Chicken Lazone. This recipe would have worked if I had read the recipe right. One of those small cartons of cream is two cups! I added another two cups of half and half. Needless to say my sauce never thickened. I could've added flour but I let it be.

I served this over fetuccine. I expected it to be more spicy. I may try this again, remembering that the cream is one carton or half and half with a little flour is enough to make the sauce.

December 7 -- Chicken Cacciatore

It is time for some Italian comfort food so chicken cacciatore was on the menu. This is a simple recipe from the Food Network and Giada de Laurentiis. I guess she is a famous chef, either way, her cacciatore recipe was a winner.

I followed the recipe faithfully except for the wine. I don't keep cooking wine on hand but I read that you could substitute chicken broth. I went for the low sodium broth and it came out fine. I also used tenders instead of thighs and left out the capers. I am not exactly sure what a caper is.

This one is on the 'make again' list.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

November 30 -- Turkey Dinner

Not much to say here. I cooked a turkey breast, corn, green beans, stuffing, garlic parmesan instant mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. It was good and there was a ton of food.