Monday, January 10, 2011

A few recipes

I had some requests for a few of my recipes on Facebook. I decided since I typed them up, I might as well post them here. We got about 4 inches of snow, and now it is freezing rain.

Sesame noodles
This dish is great for picnics because nothing can go bad while it sits out.

Sesame oil
sesame seeds
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
cayenne pepper
16 ounces whole wheat fettucini
Chopped scallions (green onions)

Coat skillet with sesame oil. Brown sesame seed lightly (burn easily). Shut off heat and cool down. Add sugar and tamari and whisk over heat. Let get bubbly while stirring. Pour over cooked noodles in a 8X8 glass pan (use 9X13 if you are doubling the recipe). Add cayenne pepper to taste. Stir well. Let sit overnight in fridge, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle scallions and extra sesame seeds on top before serving.

Can also be served warm immediately after making. The flavors wont' be as strong

Spicy Mac and Cheese
1 pound elbow macaroni (I use whole wheat)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 of a block of pepper jack cheese cut into small cubes
4 oz can chopped green chilis
1 cup frozen corn
3/4 cup cream
2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons butter

Boil pasta until al dente. In a skillet heat olive oil, add garlic, chilis and corn. Cook until corn is done. Drain pasta, add back to pot. Dump contents of skillet into pot. Add cream and cheese. Stir well over low heat until all the cheese is melted (you can shred the cheese to make it melt faster but that is too much work for me). Add butter. Add pepper to taste. Stir well.

Chicken and Dumplings
Whole chicken or chicken parts (I like to use drumsticks because they are usually cheaper)
Potatoes cut into the size pieces you like
Carrots same as potatoes

Boil chicken in enough water to cover it, if you use parts you will need to use more water than just what is necessary to cover it. Boil until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken from pot into colander. rinse with cold water, shred into pieces
Add carrots and potatoes to water, boil until they are soft. Add thyme and pepper to taste
Add chicken back to pot
Make dumplings according to Bisquick directions, drop into boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes. Add more water if you want it more liquidy.
I'm very loosy goosy with this recipe so the thickness of it varies everytime. Sometimes like a soup, sometimes more like a casserole. I like it a bit soupy better.


Gail said...

Andrew will love that macaroni!!!

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