Menu 8.6 – 8.12

Hey all. I just wanted to really quickly clarify that I am NOT posting “healthy” recipes. They are not catered specifically to any diet, paleo diet, or for vegans and vegetarians. I have no food allergies and there for there will be gluten. If I post a recipe that does not cater to your life style you are more than welcome to make any substitutions that you choose. Also if I come across recipes that are vegan or vegetarian friendly I will make a comment about it. I however can take a guess and say that about 98% of what I post is going to contain a meat, or some sort of meat product. I apologize if that sounds rude or anything, I am just covering my disclaimer incase people get upset that recipes I post contain meat. Lets be real, it will happen, it’s the internet. Everyone get offended.

 

On to the menu!

Sunday 8.6 – Dinner at Devon’s parents. This is a Sunday tradition and yeah.

Monday 8.7 – So Dev and I wernt really feeling the whole dinner thing last night. I had originally planned a chicken and rice recipe. (Salt and pepper with garlic and then the 5 minute ready rice). I ended up just cooking the chicken. We had a late lunch and we didn’t feel like eating a “large meal”.

Tuesday 8.8 – Its hamburger night! I take 2lbs of ground beef, add salt, pepper, some garlic, Italian seasoning, and cyanine pepper. I form them into patties and cook them in a skillet. Tonight I am going make some tater-tots, because well, potato is life.

Wednesday 8.9 – Creamy Rosemary Pork Chops. Here is the recipe.   http://bakeatmidnite.com/rosemary-cream-pork-chops/# (Still figuring out this blog thing and how to connect hyperlinks. I apologize). I might add in some green beans or maybe broccoli as a side vegetable.

Thursday 8.10 – It’s leftover night. I don’t know how to cook in small portions for 2 people so we typically end up with a large amount of leftovers.

Friday 8.11 – Sandwich night. Self explanatory. Get some bread. Get some meat. Grab some chips. Bam, dinner.

Saturday 8.12 – Due to family events that are happening this Sunday, so we are doing family dinner on Sunday.

Well, yeah. There we go. Dinners for the week.

 

-Chloe

Recipe: Chicken Alfredo

Well, this is 100% not a healthy dinner option. It could be healthy if you made many substitutes, but that’s not how I roll. I use regular pasta, heavy cream, and LOTS of butter.

Ingredients:
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 Cups Unsalted Chicken Stock
2 Cups Heavy Cream
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

First I take two chicken breasts, maybe three, depending on how many people I’m feeding, and cube the chicken. In a heated frying pan, at about the “6” level, I melt a table spoon of butter and then add then chicken. While the chicken is starting to cook I get my pot of water ready. TIP: use a deep, large skillet filled with water to boil your pasta, it takes half the time to get the water to a boil. I would say that it takes about 10 minutes to cook all of the chicken thoroughly. When the chicken is cooked I place it on a plate and stick the plate in the microwave. I don’t microwave the chicken, its just a good place to keep it warm. In the same pan that you cooked the chicken in, is the pan I make the sauce in. I add about 4 table spoons of butter and let that melt before adding 2 cups of chicken stock. I prefer unsalted. I bring the butter and chicken stock to a low rolling boil and let it cook down for about 10-15 minutes. At any point when the water for your noodles is ready, go ahead and add them. Once the chicken stock is cooked down, I add 2 cups of heavy cream. Again I let that come to a low rolling boil. Next I add a container of shredded Parmesan cheese. I don’t use the weird powder kind, like the stuff you sprinkle on top of your pizza, I find that it clumps together and doesn’t make for a nice sauce. I find mine in the cheese cooler next to the produce section at Walmart. Off the top of my head I don’t know how much cheese is in the container, but lets just say 2 cups. That seems to be the theme of the recipe. As the cheese melts and the cream boils it should thicken up nicely. If you find that its not thickening up, add more cheese, or a table spoon of flower.  For seasoning I add 1 teaspoon of Nutmeg, and then salt and pepper to taste. Lastly I add the chicken back into the sauce, drain the noodles, and then serve up.

I apologize for not using 100% specific instructions, I found a recipe about 2 years ago and have the ingredients and steps memorized. I mostly just wing it and go based off sauce consistency and taste. This is Devons favorite recipe, well, anything with pasta is his favorite, but its a fast one that I can make without having to look things up. It really yummy and yields a lot of food and sauce so there is always a good chance of left overs.