Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Recipe: Telephone chicken

So called because this is my adaptation of my mom's adaptation of a recipe that came from one of my aunts, so whether or not it bears any resemblance to the original is entirely uncertain.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup acid (I believe the original had balsamic vinegar; I've used red wine vinegar or just plain red wine--basically whatever I have on hand)
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
1 pinch red pepper flakes

Can be baked at 400* for 30-35 minutes or grilled or whatever your little heart desires.

Serve with side dishes or not; I'm not the boss of you.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Snacks

This is the world's lamest post, but I think anybody who reads my blog is used to that. :p I'm writing this down because Scott keeps asking why we have no tortillas and wandering over to Kroger to buy some.

- cheese sticks and fruit

- block cheese and crackers

- yogurt smoothies

- peanut butter sandwiches

- quesadillas

We eat 2-3 snacks a day (WE LIKE FOOD OKAY) and probably go through about 4 pounds of cheese per week. (And that's not counting the parmesan we go through due to a certain 3-foot-tall person who likes to eat it straight out of the can.) I have been thinking about getting a Costco membership because we'd save a bundle on eating free samples as snacks and buying giant sacks of cheese sticks on the cheap.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lemon-butter pasta

Kinda loosely inspired by this recipe

1 box pasta
~4 cups water
1 stick butter
1-2 tbsp minced garlic
1-2 tbsp parsley
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
2-3 cans tuna

Put pasta and water in a large skillet and cook covered for about 8 minutes
Add other ingredients. If the pasta starts to look dried out (because, say, you were distracted by your small children) add the water from one of the tuna cans. Otherwise drain before you add. 

Eat it all.

(This recipe was rated positively even by the 3-year-old who NEVER eats fish so it must be pretty good!)