Friday, March 25, 2011

Ham Fried Rice

I made a batch without Spinach and a batch with spinach that is why the pics are different. In this recipe, I scrambled up 6 eggs, added a little milk and salt and fried up the eggs. then I took them out of the fry pan, added a couple tablespoons of EVOO and cooked up the carrots and green onions that I chopped up. then I added rice, ham and the eggs and added a little bit of soy sauce. In one batch I added baby spinach leaves. Delicious!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Alfredo Chicken

I saw a picture of an advertisement for Alfredo Chicken and I thought, "I could do that!" So I made an alfredo sauce, cooked the noodles, fried up the vegi's and chicken in EVOO and voila! It tasted so good! So here is the recipe for the Alfredo Sauce:

(From Allrecipes)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 minced garlic
1 1/2 freshly grated Parmesan cheese
(I didn't put in the parsley in mine)

I cooked up 1/2 lb of Penne noodles (maybe 1-2 cups?) separately

In a skillet:
1-2 T EVOO
cut broccoli
lengthwise cut carrots
grilled chicken strips (cooked chicken mine was from Costco)

After vegi's and chicken are ready, add noodles then pour sauce over it and voila and ENJOY!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Berry Vanilla Trifle

Another variation of my trifle I made in December. This one is so easy to make. Make a big box of vanilla pudding with three cups of milk. layer pudding, vanilla wafers and strawberries. I think next time I will top with cool whip cream! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

I couldn't get the picture to turn the right way but you get the idea what it looks like. I got this recipe from McCormick's and it turned out pretty good. I thought it was a bit spicy but my husband really liked it. He likes spicy foods though and my kids prefer more bland things. So here is the recipe:

2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp crushed Rosemary Leaves
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
2 T EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 lbs Chicken breast or thighs (the original recipe called for thighs but I had some chicken breast that I cut up raw and put in)
1 1/2 lbs red potatoes

Put oil and spices in a bowl and mix. Then coat the chicken and potatoes evenly. I put it in a 9x13 pan and put in preheated oven 425F for 30 minutes or until chicken is not pink and potatoes are tender. I enjoyed this recipe but my oldest son is allergic to red potatoes so we can't have them often. He actually ate a bowl of cereal for dinner tonight....Well, enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I have lost my enthusiasm for cooking and I need to get it back! it has been two weeks since i last posted but that is because I really haven't been cooking that much. I have been feeding my family chicken nuggets and frozen pizza. So today i am renewing my resolve to try better to eat healthier and feed my family better. Today for lunch I had a strawberry banana smoothie so I thought I would share the recipe. I actually wasn't planning on making this but my two-year-old refused to eat the banana I gave him for lunch and I didn't want to waste it so created this:


1/4 cup Creamy Vanilla Yoplait yogurt (this is a guess, I just spooned some out into the blender)
2 big frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/8 cup milk (again a guess...I just poured it in)
a splash of orange juice

Blend in the blender and enjoy a very yummy drink for one!