Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo

Tonight I made a new twist on chicken fettuccine alfredo. First of all, to reduce the pasta guilt, use spinach fettuccine, this significantly increases your nutritional value. Secondly add a vegetable, green peas work nicely with this dish. Just throw a box of frozen peas in the last few seconds of boiling your pasta (they overcook easy). Additionally, to ease and quicken cooking, I cut boneless skinless chicken breast into approximately 1 inch pieces that I then very (emphasis on very) lightly bread with a mixture of bread crumbs, oregano, basil, s&p, and garlic. Then sauté pieces until cooked through, throw everything together in the big noodle pot with your favorite alfredo sauce. Very Yummy!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Honey Wheat Bread

Wow has it ever been awhile since I posted one of these fancy things.....I guess its been my renewed interest in blogs (specifically reading Pearmama's World) that has encouraged me to get back on my Kitchen Ninja blog and start the bloggins again. I know I'm making up words, but thats what I do, I'm a housewife who cooks and makes up things like words and dishes. One thing I made recently was a homemade loaf for the ABM of Honey Wheat bread for a friend's birthday. Unfortunately, I am as yet unaware of how it came out, though fairly confident its tasty, and awaiting the birthday boy's judgement. I think tonight, to go with my turkey spaghetti sauce, I may make a homemade loaf of italian bread if I can pull it off....this shall be an adventure. I'll post a follow up soon!

1 1/8 cups warm water -- (110 degrees)
3 tablespoons honey
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add ingredients according to the manufacturer's directions to your bread
machine. Use the wheat bread cycle and light color setting.

This recipe yields a 1 pound loaf.

expert note, when looking up a bread machine recipe make your google search something like this: Honey Wheat Bread ABM....ABM helps you pare down your results to just bread machine recipes