So Many Recipes, So Little Time…

May 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm (cooking)


It occurs to me that I would like to type up some family recipes – I mean, the Norwegian potato pancakes we’d make for holidays, my grandmother’s melt-aways, that sort of thing.

Is there any interest in it, I wonder? I still want to for me, for having them all in one place and accessible from anywhere.

You know, I really think I will. Just curious if other people would find them useful and interesting as well!!

Since I’ve been laid off, until I can get my resume all updated and polished, I’ve got extra time for typing up recipes and doing some leatherwork!!

Away with me now, my DVR has the season finale of The Mentalist ready to play!!

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“Orange”-Ginger Honeyed Chicken

May 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm (cooking) ()


Sometimes it’s nice of having a cooking skill of 450 – loot the fridge and… oh, gamer jokes lost on ya? Well, then I will get right down to business!!

Ingredients:
Chicken Breasts 2-4
Sunny D (original)
Orange Blossom Honey
Ground Ginger
Salt (table salt)
Pepper
Lemon Pepper
Large non-stick pan with a lid

Put a large non-stick pan over medium heat (5 on my electric stove). Let it get a little warm while you grab the chicken and stuff.

Pour in enough SunnyD to cover the bottom of the pan. Add one large spoonful of orange blossom honey – mine was semi-sugared, so this was really easy.  Add in 4 grinds of black pepper, 3-4 light shakes of saly, and6-7 shakes of ground ginger – the ginger I did by shaking my hand back and forth at the elbow, getting ginger on all the sunnyD.

Next, mix it all together. You can use a coated whisk (it IS a non-stick pan!), but I just used a plastic spatula, mushed the honey down, and stirred a little.  Once it just starts to bubble, add in the chicken breasts.

I cooked the breasts about halfway, turning occasionally, then I turned up the heat to medium-high (7-8 on my electric stove). Cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover, turn, add another shaking of ginger across the pan, and lightly tap Lemon Pepper on the chicken as well. Cover and cook until done, turning sometimes. Both sides had a little brown on them.

I left the heat on as I served the chicken – the sunnyD mixed with honey was thickening on it’s own and made a nice sauce!!

I paired this with lemon-pepper green beans and a box of stuffing. Really tasty, the chicken was AMAZING, if I do say so myself!!!

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Wow, Been A While…

May 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm (Personal)


So yeah. I haven’t posted in a while, I’m sorry!!

Most of my cooking lately has been “quick’n’easy” stuff, like chicken salad, or spaghetti, or tuna noodle casserole. Nothing really creative lately.

Tho I did learn something today… even frozen groundbeef should not be microwaved for 5 minutes. It turns it brown and kinda hard, it loses flavor. 😦

So yeah. There ya go, just a bit of an update. ^_^.

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