Week 13

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Since our plans got bumped back a bit, I postponed the last two Sundays but am back on track 🙂  I have only two recipes left after this one!  Crazy to think of it that way! I’m SO HAPPY he is almost home!

This week was PW’s Ranch Style Chicken.  SUCCESS! I have finally found the recipe that Wyatt gave 5 stars for!! First I have to mention this recipe doesnt actually have anything ranch-flavored in it – but it is WONDERFUL and takes a little prep time but COMPLETELY WORTH IT!!

Here is everything you’ll need:

honey, dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt and pepper, and fresh lemon juice.  Oops and a package of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. which i forgot. and had to go to the store for while this was marinading.

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whisk 1/2 cup of honey and mustard together. add juice of 1/2 lemon. (i will say i cut this back – recipe calls for 6 chicken breasts, then cut them in half.  I bought four – already cut in half pieces since it was just Wyatt and me – so i divided everything in half)

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after everything is combined – then add paprika, salt, pepper (1/2 teaspoon of each) and red pepper flakes (to taste – a little goes a LONG way i think 🙂  )

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after its all mixed – add chicken, cover and let marinate for 2 – 4 hours ( i did for four hours) let me tell you – this is SOOOO delicious and worth it!)

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while its marinading- cook 1/2 pound of bacon, slices cut in half. drain. set aside.

after chicken has had time to soak up all the marinade-y goodness – i put it on my foreman grill for 5 minutes.  then placed cooked chicken on a foll-covered baking sheet.  top the chicken with four half-strips of bacon each (or less if you want).  Cover with shredded sharp cheddar cheese.  place under broiler in the about 5 minutes – or until cheese is melted.

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the flavor of the marinade with this tender chicken was OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious!!  I served it with mashed potatoes.  Wyatt had his plate cleaned about 3 minutes later.  This is how I judge my success!

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You wont be sorry you made this!  Enjoy! 🙂

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Week 11 and 12

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WELLLLL week 11 i have a pretty good excuse why I wasnt cooking 🙂  Wyatt and I took a little road trip 🙂

 

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and as for Week 12 – well – I confess – I didnt cook anything special – Wyatt was working until 8:00 and I was just worn out from the week and the roller coaster of emotions I cant seem to get off of!  So I took the Sunday off. 🙂

 

Week 10 Honey Plum Soy Chicken

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I’m having a lot of fun cooking through my Sundays until Dylan comes home – just nice to try different things – with familiar flavors – but still different!  This was pretty easy too – with a delicious flavor 🙂  I added some store-bought frozen rolls – baked up and brushed with butter and lightly salted.  Delicious!

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Week 9 – Tangy Tomato Brisket

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This was very delicious – but a little salty.  I talked over with the butcher what i was making – and since I had never cooked with brisket before – he suggested i go with a package of – not brined, but something akin to brine – brisket.  It was good – but I almost feel like it was a little too salty – I loved how easy this recipe was tho!! It made a LOT and had a good flavor!  I made some delicious potatoes as a side dish and they were AWESOME.  Very easy and I will for sure be making those again too!

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Week 8

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I’m pretty far behind in postings – been kinda crazy – not in a good way at first! But things are leveling out…  the sunday i made this, it ended up getting overcooked – not burnt – but just shy of it I think… i am planning to redo it – it was very flavorful – i think i just need to keep a closeblog 003r eye on it next time!   blog 004

Week 7: BBQ Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

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This week i made bbq grilled chicken and pineapple quesadillas. This is probably the quickest meal I’ve put together over this Sunday Dinner Experiment – probably less than 30 min! Also I cheated with a an of crushed pineapple instead of real pineapple – very easy and delicious!

Start with two chicken breasts…

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…flattened…

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and, due to the temperatures – i used the INDOOR grill 🙂

 

 

 

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after grilling i brushed them with bbq sauce…

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and cut them into strips…

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next i sliced up a jalepeno pepper…

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then melted a tablespoon of butter in my skillet…

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…then built my quesadilla using the chicken, jalepeno, cheese and pineapple (her reciple called for fresh pineapple…i cheated with a can of crushed pineapple…shhhh dont tell her!)

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then carefully placed it in the skillet – topped with another tortilla…cooked on one side for about three minutes, flipped (carefully) and cooked about two minutes on the other side…. and voila! delicious!

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I’m not just a (wannabe) cook

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I also love reading – I love to talk to other people about what they’re reading too! Right now I’m reading “there’s more to life thank this” and I’m loving it. I am always interest in contact from the spiritual world – tho most don’t believe in it – I’ve had three experiences in my lifetime. I really recommend this book! Open yourself up to it and you might be surprised 🙂 if you hav any recommendations i would love to hear them!