Archives for August 2013
Ok, we’re going to try something different this week… No rules for this party. Link up your posts, whatever they are just please make sure they are family friendly or I’ll have to delete them. Everyone is welcome and there is no link limits so go get your party on!
- 1 head of romaine, chopped
- ½ head cabbage, chopped
- 2-3 carrots, shredded or julienne
- Slivered Almonds
- Chow Mein Noodles
- Green Onion, Optional
- This is were I made the alteration. You can either bake or fry the chicken, I baked
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- ½ corn flakes, shhh I used bran flakes
- ½ cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 1½ Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- ¼ cup light mayo
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- ⅛ tsp Sesame Oil
- Wash and chopped your lettuce, cabbage, carrots and green onion and place in a big bowl. Add your almonds and chow mein noodles, and set aside.
- Mix egg and milk together in a bowl. In a separate bowl add the flour, salt and pepper. On a plate lay out your flakes and crumble. I like to pound my chicken out so its even throughout. Dip your chicken in the egg, dip in flour and roll around in the bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until juices run clear. When done let the chicken rest for 3 minutes and the slice.
- While your chicken is cooking. In a small bowl add your honey, rice wine vinegar, mayo, mustard and sesame oil and whisk together until combined.
- Place the chicken and dressing with the bowl of lettuce and toss until evenly coated and enjoy!
Homemade Calzones with Pizza Sauce
1 cup 2 Tbsp hot tap water
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
3 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp yeast
In a medium sized bowl add the hot water, yeast and sugar and lightly stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy. Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time. Add salt after first cup of flour and continue with the rest. Knead by hand until well combined and dough is soft and bouncy to touch. Form dough into a ball and place in bowl. Spread oil on top. Cover and let rise for 2 hours or until doubles in size.
Makes about 4-8″ calzones. Dough freezes well.
Here is my recipe for Pizza Sauce
Meat: Pepperoni, ham, chicken, bacon, sausage
Veggies: Peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes
Spices. red peppers or italian seasoning
Split dough into 4 equal balls and roll dough out to about 8″ circle. On half of the dough lay out your meat, top with cheese and then your veggies. Fold the top over and pinch the sides together. Cut 3 small slits on the top. Bake on the bottom shelf at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Serve with warm pizza sauce and enjoy. If you have a pizza stone use it! If don’t have one a baking sheet will be fine.
So for the past few weeks I have been contemplating on whether or not to start up a Blog Hop Party. I was hoping there were a few more bloggers out there who were also interested in getting a blog hop started.
Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 can chicken broth
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
In a saucepan or rice cooker combine rice, chicken broth, 1 tsp lime juice. Cook until rice is tender. In a small bowl combine remaining lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Pour over rice and stir.
I actually used minute rice (I was starving and didn’t want to wait 20 minutes) I just adjust to the right liquid proportions I also didn’t use a can of chicken broth. I have a huge Costco container of Knorrs Chicken Boullion so I just added 1 Tbsp to the water. Turned out PERFECT!! I also think the more cilantro the better….im obsessed!
Vegetarian Pad Thai
8 ounces flat rice noodles (Pad Thai noodles)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp Sriracha or chili sauce
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped serrano pepper
2 large eggs
1 garlic glove, minced
2 cups bean sprouts
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
Cook noodles according to package directions. In a bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, water and ginger mix together and set aside. In a frying pan heat the oil and add the eggs and serrano pepper, cook until scrambled. Add the noodles and sauce mixture, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in bean sprouts and green onions and cook until thoroughly heated.
I thought this recipe was a little to sweet, next time I will lower the amount of brown sugar. I might even add some chicken or tofu for some added flavor.