Sunday, October 28, 2012
Alright I have decided. Since this week is Halloween Week, I decided to go with the theme. I usually don't get into the Halloween thing, but this year I am. Not so much Halloween but more Fall Fun!!! I don't like the evil stuff, but alright with the cute stuff. You know like spiders, mummies (that are real...just not alive!), bats, pumpkins, hayrides, bon fires, etc. Okay, rambling on. So the recipes:
Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp ~ Pg. 206
Spicy Caesar Salad (Check out the variations!) C~ Pg. 40
Bloody Mary (OOooooo Scary ;0) ~ Pg. 118
Have a HAPPY, FUN, SAFE, & NOT SCARY Halloween AKA FALL FUN WEEK!!!
We had so much fun. However, we didn't care for the chicken parm. We really liked the sauce. We decided next time we will add Spicy Italian Sausage meatballs or something. The sauce....WE LOVED!!!!!
The spinach was really good too. I took note with the kale not add salt while cooking. I didnt when cooking the spinach, and it turned out great!!!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We loved this. I got a bunch of spinich from Sprouts for 99¢ and it was the perfect serving size for 2 adults, a toddler, and baby. It always surprises me how much these leafy greens cook down (kind of like mushrooms). The only thing was that I think next time I'll cut the olive oil down to 2 tbsps. We'll definitely be making this again.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
I made a few changes to the recipe. Instead of using the red wine I used equal parts beef broth and grape juice. And then I added a splash of apple cider vinegar. I also used boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of the bone-in thighs. I thought 20 oz. of soy sauce seemed like a lot too, so I went with a bit less- probably about 15 oz. And I didn't use the fresh plum slices or green onions. Okay, so I guess I made more than a few changes to the recipe!
Overall we thought the chicken was really yummy! As far as cooking instructions I did just what the PW suggested. The chicken was really tender and had a great flavor throughout. My kids gobbled it up, which made it a winner in my book. I liked the Asian flavor of the soy sauce, but next time would maybe use even less soy sauce, or maybe try using a reduced sodium soy sauce. And I would also like to see how much difference it would make to use all grape juice and no beef broth. The soy sauce flavor was a bit strong, and you only needed a tiny bit of the sauce on the noodles, but I really liked the fruitiness that came through in the sauce as well.