Thursday, October 29, 2009

Way Cool Halloween Calzones

Monday, October 26, 2009

Easy Alfredo Sauce

So easy... I PROMISE!!!!!

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

2 cloves chopped garlic, more or less to taste.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into 4 pieces

1 cup half and half

1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Begin to melt butter and add garlic. When butter is almost melted, add cream cheese. Cook over med-low heat, stirring frequently. When cream cheese and butter start to blend and get a little bubbly, add in half & half and parmesan. Continue stirring frequently over low-med heat. Cook till smooth and creamy. Add salt & pepper to taste.

*I cut up the leftover chicken from my
Ranch Chicken Almandine (click here) and mixed everything together with my leftover Amish Noodles (drained).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ranch Chicken Almandine

This is a slight variation on my Ranch Chicken (click here) . We had this for Sunday Dinner, and it was a hit!

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, or Thighs
1 packet dry Ranch Dressing mix
1 stick butter, melted
handful slivered Almonds (optional)
Lightly spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Arrange chicken pieces to fit (can use the frozen ready chicken). Pour dry dressing mix evenly over chicken. Drizzle with butter. Sprinkle lightly with slivered almonds. Bake uncovered @ 350 for about an hour, or until chicken tests done.
hint: I use leftover chicken pieces and butter-ranch sauce in Alfredo the next day.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Shoyu Chicken

Ok, I am reposting this one since I have a pic finally. We had this for dinner tonight, and as usual my kids absolutely love it. Served with rice and steamed veggies (and grilled pineapple if you've got it)... yum...

(Hawaiian Soy Chicken)

ALOHA!!! Ok - I have my old college roomie from BYU-Hawaii to thank for this recipe!!! It's simple & easy on the budget and oh-soooooo-good!!! I found a pack of fryer legs & thighs for $1.09/lb on sale!!!!! Double YAY for me!

4-5 lbs fryer chicken pieces (skin on)
cooking spray
1 C water
1 C soy sauce
1 C sugar

Spray inside of Large stock pot. Leave skin on chicken, and brown chicken in pot. Add remaining ingredients to pot, stirring every few minutes. Bring to boil. Turn heat down to LOW and simmer about an hour. Oh - and you can remove skin before eating if you're feeling "guilty" about it, hehehe.

Serve with steamed rice.

YUMMY!!!!!!!!! My Kids LOVE this dish. Mahalo Ardis!!!