"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." - Harriet Van Horne

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." - Harriet Van Horne

Monday, October 18, 2010

Shrimp Fra Diavlo

I have to say when it has come to lunch my sweet husband has pretty much been on his own. He works from home when he is not in the field, so sometimes he is home for lunch. Normally, I'll have a can of chili or a frozen pizza available for him but I have wanted to be organzied enough to make him fresh lunch. In my mind it just seems so romantic to cook for my man while he is working hard on the phones. Today he found out that a huge proposal he made to one of his hospitals went through and as a result he made a huge sale. I am so proud of him and decided I would make him lunch to show him. I made him Shrimp Fra Diavlo and honestly it wasn't that hard to get it done. Here is the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/shrimp-fra-diavolo-recipe/index.html . He enjoyed it so much that I think I might get more in to the habit of making him fresh lunch when he is home!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Country Captain Chicken

This is a favorite of ours. Its a very warm and cozy dish with a hint of curry. A great introduction to curry flavors. There are several recipes out there. Here is a good one:http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Country-Captain-Chicken-147 . Happy cooking.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hot Dogs a la Rose

Anyone who watched the Next Food Network Star knows the food blogger named Aarti Sequeira won this season. I really liked her so I started to watch her show Aarti Party and have made a couple of her recipes. Her culinary point of view is American food with an Indian twist. Tonight I made her recipe Hot Dogs a la Rose. Hot dogs with an Indian twist probably doesn't sound real yummy but I promise you these are good. The hot dogs are cut up and in a sauce then served in a pita. Here is the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/hot-dogs-a-la-rose-recipe/index.html . What strange hybrid recipes does everyone else like?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chicken Chips

Well last night I did end up serving purple chicken, very unappealing. I think I need to find a website that post pics of kitchen disasters.

Tonight I made what my teen daughter has titled Chicken Chips. Super easy chicken strips that kids love. Paired it with a salad. Quick. easy, yummy and cheap!

Chicken Chips:
2 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into small strips)
1/2 a bag of potato chips (we use BBQ flavored), crushed
1 egg
2 Tbs of milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dip chiken into egg milk mixture, then into crushed chips. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.