Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lori's Potatoes

Straight from Lori's Kitchen. Thanks for sharing with us this week Lori!!!

And now for the yummy potatoes...

3lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes
3 T butter
3 cups chicken stock
salt and pepper

Place the potatoes in a large, high skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken stock about halfway up the sides of potatoes and add butter. With lid on, simmer the potatoes until tender (6-8 minutes). Then, remove the lid and let the stock evaporate (another 5 min. or so). Once the stock is evaporated, push on the potatoes with a spatula or other utensil just until they crack but don't smash. Let them brown on one side and then flip until they brown on the other side. Plate and garnish with parsley.

The butter in the stock browns them and the potatoes are flavored so much w/ the chicken stock.

Simple Potatoes

From Live. Love. Eat--GREAT, GREAT Blog!!!

She didn't have it in "recipe" I am quoting her below on how to make them....You have to go to her blog to see the YUMMY picture!!!

"But these potatoes are so delicious & healthy, cooked over high heat in just 1 tblsp of olive oil. The trick is to not move them around too much & let them get crispy but tender.

I love the tiny potatoes such as fingerling but use what you prefer. Slice 1/8" thick. Heat 1 tblsp olive oil in large pan. Scatter potatoes in even layer & cook over medium high heat. Season with salt, pepper, oregano. I often use a Tuscan seasoning sometimes but you can use whatever spices you want. I cook the potatoes until golden brown, flipping occasionally, about 20 minutes. If your pan is getting dry just add a little Pam or brush on a little oil. Toward the end, I sprinkle with just a little parmesan cheese."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Menu List

M-Spicy Chicken Sandwiches served with chips
T-Bacon Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries-fresh and baked.
Th-Chicken Fried Rice
Fri-Pizza Night (every Friday is here!!!)
Sat-Pizza Squares (I think it sounds more like a sausage casserole)

All the recipes are posted already.

The Spicy Chicken Sandwiches have become a fav!!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Chicken Tonight?


Dip chicken pieces in evaporated milk and then in cornflake crumbs. Arrange in single layer in roast pan or casserole. Cover. Bake at 350 degrees.

These are on my menu this week--but I'll be figuring out how long it takes to cook them since the time wasn't posted....

Not Sure Why They are Called Pizza??? But.....

Brunch Pizza Squares

(Posted by Real Mom Kitchen--link on previous post)

1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
4 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese (I don't measure, I just put some on til it looks good)

In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Unroll crescent dough into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Press dough ½ inch up the sides; seal seams. Sprinkle with sausage. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk; pour over sausage. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400 for 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. 8 servings

And as always with Real Mom many good desserts...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

1 lg. can (29 oz.) pumpkin
4 ½ cups flour
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp. nutmeg
1 ½ tsp cloves
5 eggs
1 ½ tsp soda
4 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp ginger
3 ½ cup sugar
2 cups oil

Mix all but chocolate chips. Add chips. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Makes 4 medium loaves.

Chicken Fried Rice and a Dessert

More Yummy Meals from .Real Mom Kitchen

Chicken Fried Rice

1 to 2 Chicken breasts or 10 Chicken Tenders (cut into small pieces)
3 Scrambled eggs
2 Carrots (finely grated)
1/2 White onion (finely chopped)
3/4 cup Frozen peas (I leave these out)
1/2 cup Butter
1 to 2 Garlic cloves (Crushed) or 1 teaspoon of garlic Powder (My family likes the garlic powder, It gives it a stronger garlic flavor)
5-6 cups White rice (cooked)

Marinate chicken in soy sauce, if you do not have much time, mix it with chicken before cooking. (I pull my chicken out of the freezer and put the soy sauce on it. Then it can marinate in the soy sauce while it thaws. When it's thawed and ready then I cut it up) In a large frying pan (Very large frying pan) cook chicken in small amount of olive oil, add carrots and onions and sauté until clear Add frozen peas and cook until soft. Then add the rice to the mixture. In another pan, scramble three eggs, chop finely and add to mixture Add butter and garlic, stir until butter is all melted.

Need a Dessert--Real Mom Kitchen Always Has One:
Marshmallow Brownies

1 (9 x13) boxed brownie mix
Miniature marshmallows
Frosting (recipe below)

Make the brownie mix according to package directions for CAKE LIKE brownies. Bake according to package directions. When brownies are done, cover them with a layer of miniature marshmallows and put back into the oven for a few minutes until marshmallows are nice and puffy. Cool brownies and top with frosting recipe below.


1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons water
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa, 3 tablespoons water, and 3 tablespoons milk to a boil. Remove from heat. While still hot, add confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Beat well. Pour frosting over brownies while frosting is still hot. Allow to cool.

Creamy Italian Chicken and a Dessert

I knew I would LOVE this blog just by the title..check it out for more yummy recipes.Real Mom Kitchen

Creamy Italian Chicken

4- 6 chicken breasts
1 dry packet Italian Dressing Mix
2 cans cream of Chicken Soup
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

Put chicken breasts in crock pot. Sprinkle with dry Italian dressing mix. Mix cream cheese and soup in separate bowl. Pour over chicken. Cook on low all day ( 8 hours). Serve over rice or noodles. (Add milk if needed to thin sauce out)

Need Dessert:
Homemade Oreos

2 boxes devil food mix
2/3 cup oil
4 eggs

Mix by hand, drop spoonfuls on to cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake @ 350° for 8-9 minutes. Will make 48 cookies, so 24 sandwiches.


4 oz cream cheese
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 Cups powdered sugar

Mix together, it will seem really thick but just keep mixing.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Perfect, Creamy, Fettuccine Alfredo

I know, I know...but seriously they have the BEST recipes!!! Everything I have made from their blog is sooo good!!! So I am trying another one :)

Kevin and Amanda's Recipe Blog

Go to their blog for awesome pictures that take you through the process step by step...

Perfect, Creamy, Fettuccine Alfredo
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tbsp steak seasoning
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb linguine noodles
1 tbsp salt
1 scant cup chicken broth
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2-3 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
8 basil leaves, chiffonaded
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Layer chicken between wax paper and pound breasts to even thickness. In a small bowl, mix the egg, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder. Pour mixture into ziploc bag with chicken. Seal and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. After marinating, whisk together flour, bread crumbs, salt, baking powder, and steak seasoning in a medium bowl. Remove chicken from milk mixture, shake off excess, and coat in flour mixture. Add 1 tbsp of salt to a large pot of water and bring to boil. Boil noodles according to package. Then, in a medium saucepan, heat chicken broth over medium high heat, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in heavy cream, cornstarch, and garlic. Bring to a soft boil and stir for one minute. Reduce heat to low, add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 10 mins to melt cheese, let thicken, and incorporate flavors. Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter just starts to turn brown, arrange chicken in skillet. Cook 4-5 mins each side until juices run clear and chicken is cooked through. While chicken is cooking, chop fresh herbs and stir into Alfredo sauce right before serving. Serve sauce over pasta and chicken.