Monday, April 26, 2010

01. Pollo Alla Vesuvio (Chicken with Potatoes and Peas)

So tonight my husband, Jamie, made us honey mustard chicken. I love this! You just take chicken and dip it in mustard and then in crush up corn flakes and then you bake it. WONDERFUL!

Anyhow, on to the recipe for this week...but first I found this the January 2010 Inspirations from The Fresh Market.

3 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lbs small red-skinned potatoes, halved (I'm using regular sized red potatoes)
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 c chiken broth
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme (I'm using Italian seasoning)
8 oz frozen peas, thawed
2 tbsp salted butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof pot over high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, cook chicken in the pot until golden brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken on a plate, set aside. Add potatoes to the same pot and cook until they are golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of broth and stir to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Add remaining broth, pepper, and thyme. Return chicken to the pot, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Cover and bake in the oven untilthe chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Using tongs, transfer chicken to a clean serving platter. Arrange potatoes around chicken. Add peas to the sauce in the pot. Cover and simmer over high heat until the peas are tender, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Turn heat to low. Stir in the butter. Pour the sauce over chicken and potatoes, and serve.

FYI....I plan on trying it out Wednesday night...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Recipes 4 Me

So, everyone should know right up front that I DO NOT cook. My husband is a chef so most of the time he cooks. Mind you I can bake and I actually like to bake a lot. But you can't survive on baking products so I decided I wanted to start cooking. This actually came about because Jamie and I have been talking about children lately and I would really like to stay at home with them when God gives them to us. But how can you be a stay-at-home mom but not cook?! Also a nice lady I work with who has seven children was telling me that she has a list of 30 meals that she can pick from and she does that then she goes to the store every two weeks and buys everything she'll need to make those recipes. That is an awesome idea so I decided I was going to start cooking from all that. This blog is going to be a blog about me trying new recipes, hence the name of it. I'm going to try one new recipe a week. I'll post it on here and then after I make it I'll post what my husband and I thought about it. This could be slow cooker recipes, appetizers, side dishes, soups, desserts, etc. So come back often because I'm going to be trying new recipes....

Also, my friend Erica maybe posting new recipes she tries on here as well! :)