Thursday, May 28, 2009

Laughing Brownies

3/4 C. White sugar
1/4 C. Powdered sugar
1/3 C. cocoa
1/3 C. Melted butter
2 Unbeaten eggs
1/4 tsp. Salt
3/4 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1 t. Vanilla
12 Bite size or 6 fun size Snickers Frozen! (get it...cuz their laughing brownies)

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 8x8 pan.
In a bowl mix sugars and cocoa
Add melted butter and mix
Stir in eggs and vanilla
Add salt, flour, and baking powder
Stir in snickers and bake at 350 for 25-30 mins.
Let cool for 15-20 mins.
Cut and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chick 'N Pea Pasta

*Sorry about the name Mom. It's the one I just kept coming back to!* LoL!!

1 lb of bow-tie pasta (Farfalle)

6 Chicken Tenders

1 box frozen peas

1/2 small onion chopped

1 tsp minced garlic

1 c. ricotta cheese

2 c. chicken broth

1 tsp dried bay leaves (2 fresh bay leaves)

1 tsp dried mint (4-5 fresh mint leaves) (1 small drop peppermint extract)

Boil Pasta. Salt and pepper chicken and bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 mins. In a saute pan cook onion and garlic till soft. Add peas and 1 c. chicken stock. simmer for 5 mins. CAREFULLY pour pea mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend till it looks like a sauce, adding chicken stock as needed to thin it out. Pour pea sauce into a bowl and add ricotta cheese, chopped mint and bay leaves. When chicken is done remove from oven and cut into bite size pieces, add to sauce. add pasta. if sauce is still to thick, add chicken stock (or milk if you ran out of chicken stock) and serve.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Carribean Chicken Salad and Drink

I made this meal for my mommy for Mother's day and everyone loved it. I liked it so much that I made it again the next night! This is a new "go-to" summer meal for our family.
2-3 Chicken Tenders per salad
Teriyaki marinade
1 bag of mixed salad greens
1 8oz Pineapple chunks
Tortilla Chips

2 tomatoes chopped
1/4 onion
1-2 tsp. Cilantro minced
1 lime

Salad dressing:
1/4 c Dijon Mustard
1/3 c Honey
1 1/2 Tbl Vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbl Apple cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tsp (1/2 lime) Lime juice

Marinate Chicken in Teriyaki sauce at least 2 hrs. Chop tomato, onion, and cilantro, combine in bowl with 1/2 lime of lime juice and zest. cover and refrigerate. In a bowl (I used a cereal bowl) mix, honey, mustard, vegetable oil, cider vinegar, the other 1/2 of lime juice and zest. whisk till combined and refrigerate. Cook chicken (bake it, grill it, fry it. Don't care how, just cook it). On your plate put Salad greens, salsa, chicken, dressing and chips.

Tropical Drink
2-3 c Cold Water
1 tub (the kind that makes 2 qts) Crystal light Lemonade
46 oz Pineapple juice
1-2 tsp Grenadine per glass

Mix water and lemonade, then add pineapple juice and chill. Pour into glass then add grenadine and pineapple skewer. Stir before drinking.