Friday, November 13, 2009

Stouffers lasagna & Grands

Okay so Stouffer's lasagna and Grands biscuits may not be the most challenging meal to make but at 35 1/2 weeks pregnant bending over to get in the stove isn't the easiest thing in the world anymore!! But for an easy meal where I could sit down and do other things... it sure was yummy! Maybe next time I'll get pictures before it all gets devoured!

All the best to you bloggies out there... time to feed the dogs. God Bless.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Quick post

trying to slowly get back in the swing of things.... I had dinner tonight at Glory Days Grill here in town. I had the pork BBQ sliders with coleslaw and though I ordered the soup, I quickly changed it to the redskins mashed potatoes .....yummo boy, that hit the spot.... maybe later tonight we will make some home made sweet cream ice cream for the week then again i did splurge on a chocolate frosted and a powdered sugar doughnut this morning for breakfast.... not my healthiest moments today... but they were all yummy!

Friday, June 12, 2009

If you haven't heard from me in a while....

If you haven't heard from me in a while....

There is a very good reason for that! I have great news! I'm expecting!

I had drifted away from the blog for a little while and now I have found out whats been going on. The baby is fine, but short of official bed rest, I have been told to take it easy ...meaning I'm not even allowed to lift a pot with water for pasta! .... Needless to say this makes it difficult to make dinners and my wonderfully understanding hubby has been taking over that aspect of our lives , as well as many others. Once I'm back on my feet and take some dinners back on, I will post again. Please just hang in there.... I shall return!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What's for... Breakfast, tonight?

I am a firm believer that sometimes, the most satisfying dinner is breakfast!

First, I prepped the potatoes and onions and set them aside. I made all of the "dinner" in one 12 " skillet. I started cooking by using my potato masher to brown the reduced fat sausage, then set it aside. It tasted just as good as the full fat even when eaten by itself! As a cook, I like to taste what I made before I serve it... I make sure it tastes "Becky approved" yummy!

The potatoes and onion got my attention next, and I pan fried them in a tbsp of butter mixed with oil and the small amount of sausage fat that is left in the pan. When they were done I set them on a paper towel lined plate to soak up any excess fat.
Whipping up the eggs with a touch of water, I deglazed and wiped out the pan. I sliced up and precooked the frozen red pepper slices. Finally I scrambled the eggs, low and slow is the only proper way to cook scrambled eggs according to the Gourmet Gourmand Hero, Nero Wolfe, in my favorite mystery series. He didn't reach a quarter of a ton without knowing good food.... and a lot of it! but I digress, I tossed the precooked sausage and red pepper and finished cooking the mixture.
I spooned it into a fresh burrito sized tortilla, plated the potatoes (I recommend keeping them on the hold warm cycle in the microwave, I don't know what Nero would say about that... probably ..."Pfui")
And sat down and fully enjoyed my dinner.... uh, breakfast.... at six o'clock ... at night. aaahhh ... who cares it was Yummy and I was satisfied!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spaghetti and Italian Meatballs

This is a great standby meal that you can make as easy or as complicated as you like.

For tonight's dinner I decided to go easy, cook up some thick spaghetti. Throw some Frozen meatballs in some chunky Ragu, and toast some buttered hoagie rolls sprinkled with garlic powder.

All I have to say is Yummy... and I'm full!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Creamy Chicken Skillet

Continuing with the theme... "lets use up the Fried chicken!!!" Tonight's dinner was the Creamy Chicken Skillet.

I prepped by separating the chicken from the bone and skin, and saved the crispies to the side. I'll fry them up last. They only take a couple of minutes.

Next, I put the water on to boil for the, No Yolks egg noodles. I liked the dumpling size for this, because as long as they aren't overcooked, they hold the creamy chicken like a cradle.

So starting the main part of the meal. I lightly shredded the chicken and heated it together with the healthy request cream of chicken soup.
I added some cayenne pepper, and Italian herbs. Finally, I tossed in some frozen asparagus, red pepper(chopped),and spinach. Heat thoroughly.

Next cook the side veges and assemble it all. Don't forget the crunchies. It's all good!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Left-over Fried Chicken Tacos

Are you ever confronted with what to do with that leftover chicken or turkey? This week I found myself in this conundrum with KFC chicken breasts, a whole bucket full!

So what was my solution you ask? Fried chicken tacos!First, I started the Old El Paso Spanish rice. Then pulled the breast meat off the bone, took off the skin and saved the crispies and tossed the skins in the dogs bowls :-)

I threw all the meat directly into the skillet and warmed it up next I tossed in the 40 % less sodium taco seasoning. I didn't use the whole packet, I didn't want to overwhelm the moist chicken's flavor too much. Once that was cooked up, I set it aside and wiped down the skillet.

While you are waiting for all the spices, chicken, and water, that is a good idea to set up you sides... like cheese, lettuce, taco sauce, and an empty bowl for the crispies (coming up next) Don't forget the utensils!

Next, I tossed in all those crispies, and heated them up to replenish the heat and crispiness they had lost in the fridge. Setting those aside and wiping the skillet again. I heated the tortillas up on medium- low heat( about a 4 or 5) . Put them on a plate and serve.
Finally, put it all together on a plate, make an alcohol- free watermelon martini and enjoy!