Monday, December 13, 2010

Be back shortly...

Okay, I tried to get back on the ball last week but it's just not going to happen until January! Neither of our camera's are working and life is CRAZY. I will still post the weekly menus but for now, no new recipes until January, but I will be coming back strong and already have some great ones ready for you then!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Boursin Stuffed Chicken

I love Boursin. In fact I have a great recipe for it but had to swear I would keep it a secret, which I hate, but you can buy it at the store and it worth every penny you pay. Anyways, I made a whole bunch of it from Thanksgiving and we had some left over and it's good to waste so I came up with this recipe. If you are a boursin lover like Gray and I then this is sure to please the palate.

3 chicken breast
1/2 cup of panko
1 egg
4 1/2 Tbsp of Boursin

Heat oven to 350. Butterfly the chicken breast. Spoon 1 1/2 tbsp of boursin into the center and roll it up, securing with toothpicks. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture then roll in panko until totally covered. Bake for 4o minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Corn Chowder

I have really been on a soup kick this year, I have tried a ton of new recipes but this one might be my favorite. I found it this past summer on Our Best Bites and have been wanting to try it ever since! It's easy and so warm and creamy, perfect soup for this cold weather.

2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. water
2 1/2 c. milk
2 regular-sized chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional but please don't skip it)
1 small onion, diced
2-3 red potatoes, cubed
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can corn, drained or about 2 cups frozen fresh corn
Salt and Pepper to taste
a dash or two of hot sauce

Melt butter over low heat in large pot, add flour and whisk until it forms a small ball. Add water to the pot then whisk until all lumps are gone. Add the milk and bouillon cubes then bring to a simmer. Add the potatoes, onions, garlic and simmer, stirring often. Do not bring it to a boil. Cook for around 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Add bacon, corn, and pepper. Let cook for 2 to 4 minutes, taste before you salt. The bacon adds a lot of saltiness already. Top with cheese.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm sorry

I have been so slack with posting recipes, if you read my life/adoption blog then you know exactly why things haven't been getting posted. If you don't, we have been going through a very crazy time in our adoption and our lives have basically been consumed by that during the day and then when I get home at night I just want to lay down because I am so emotionally exhausted. I promise that tomorrow I will start back and keep it up! I have some good recipes coming soon!