Friday, October 15, 2010
In an effort to cut down our grocery bill (which was ridiculous for 2 people) I haven't been making as many new meals. We have been sticking to the few usuals that I always have the ingredients on hand to make. When I got to do our monthly Costco trip, I'll get a few things and maybe try a few new recipes. I do have a couple that I have done, but haven't posted yet. If you read my other blog, you'll see that we have been pretty busy and I haven't had much time to update!
Hopefully one of these days I'll get them up!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I have lived in Maryland for almost 10 years now, and I have NEVER once had a crabcake. So tonight, I thought I would make them. Now, I used immitation crab instead of the real stuff, because I'm on a budget. But IMO, and in J's...It's just as good, if not better then the real stuff!
- 24 oz Immitation crabmeat
- 10-12 crushed ritz crackers
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tbs. Mayonnaise
- black pepper
- parsley flakes
- In a large bowl, combine crabmeat, egg, crackers, and seasoning; stir in mayo
- Moisten hands with cold water, and mix thoroughly.
- Heat up just enough oil in a large skillet to cover crabcakes
- Form mixture into 3 inch patties and place in skillet; cook until golden on both sides.
- place on paper towel to drain extra grease
This is so simple and easy!! I didnt really use measurements for this so you'll just have to eyeball it.
- In a small bowl, put in a good bit of mayo
- Add some ketchup until it's a lightish salmon pink color
- Add in some relish, or do what I did and if you don't have any on hand, pour in a TINY bit of pickle juice, and cut up 1 pickle into little chunks and add.
- mix it all together and VOILA! delicious, simple. homemade tartar sauce!
I served my crabcakes on a potato roll, with chips on the side. A yummy, quick meal!!!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This is a yummy, refreshing, and different kind of salad.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Jamaican Jerk, or Creole seasoning (I used Creole because I couldn't find the other)
- 1/2 cup honey mustard dressing
- 1 tsp. zest of lime
- lettuce or bad of mixed greens
- 2 Mangos, peeled, cored, and sliced
- baby carrots
- your shredded cheese of choice
- Any other veggies you may wish to add
- In a medium bowl, stir together dressing and lime. Cover and refrigerate to chill
- In a medium skillet, heat up just enough oil to lightly coat entire pan.
- Wash chicken, and season generously with your seasoning
- Cook chicken in skillet until it's golden brown, and not pink in the center; let cool on plate with a paper towel over it to drain the grease.
- In a salad bowl, add your lettuce, veggies, and cheese
- Top with chicken and mango
- Put on dressing, and toss until everything is coated; Serve and enjoy!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This was SO SCRUMPTIOUS!!! My mom used to make this for me when I was little, and this recipie is just amazing!! It has become one of our "go to meals" So simple, and SO delicious!
10 oz pck frozen broccoli spears, cooked & drained
1 C. cooked chicken, sliced
1 10 3/4 oz. can Cream of Chicken soup
Curry powder (to taste)
1/3 C. Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Shredded sharp chedder cheese (Use as much or as little as you like!)
Break crump and butter mixture. Enough to generously cover top.
Arrange cooked broccoli in a lightly greased 8x8 baking pan
place sliced chicken over top
Combine soup, curry, lemon, and mayo; Pour over chicken
Sprinkle top with cheese
Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top
bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I never thought I would be the type of person who loved to cook. Or be any good at it. I HATED helping my mom make dinner when I was a kid. And anytime she tried to teach me something, I would get bored and go back to watching tv.
Fast forward to when I was living with my (ex)boyfriend in Florida. I cooked every once in a while, but we were living with his monster of a mother, and I worked late hours. So she usually cooked and everything was always done by the time I got home.
Then, my whole life changed on September 26th 2009. After a nasty break-up, moving into my own house, and meeting my now boyfriend (going on 1 year together! See my other blog to learn more about us!) I really started to get into the domestic role. I had my OWN kitchen that I could cook in anytime I wanted to. I really wanted to impress J, so I decided to cook him dinner one night. I made Riagtoni with homemade cheese sauce. He, my roomate Amanda, and our other friend Chris, all dug in and couldn't get enough! It was actually good!
11 months later, and I've gone from making a simple pasta dish, to cooking meals almost every night for J and I!
I'm also addicted to Facebook. So I update it....A lot. Probably more then the average person. So whenever I make a meal, I usually update about it. Well, a lot of people started commenting, asking for recipies, and how I do certain things. So, I decided, why not start a blog??? I can archive all my recipies and pictures of the meals I make. Sort of like a modern day recipie box, or cookbook.
So from time to time, I'll update this little thing with new meals, and exactly how to prepare it! Hope you enjoy!