Posted on November 17, 2015
Weekly Food Fun Wishes to You!
This past week was more of a preparation week than a cooking week. Working with some special people on a new gaming website to launch soon, and needing to get Thanksgiving preparations started. I have finally dug out all of my recipes, and printed out some new ones I found. Each cooking season I say I am going to neatly file the recipes in a nice folder. And, the season passes and I never do, I shove them back into my recipe cabinet and move onto searching for the next batch of recipes. Maybe this year I will finally organize it. If not, I will certainly enjoy the food, and then shove them back into the cabinet.
There were a few new meals this week, although mostly leftovers which I really do enjoy and am thankful for. When the time came to plan dinner, I admit as much as I love cooking I just wasn’t in the mood to do a whole lot, so I open the freezer, move this, move that, then joy! I see something I forgot I made ahead and put in the freezer. When I have the supplies I like to cook a double batch of the meal so I have enough to freeze for another day. And, when it is a crock pot meal, even better. It really is helpful on a busy day or week to pull something out of the freezer you know is good.
My main meal for the week was Garlic Herb Chicken with Fried Potatoes and Onions. I brown the onions in garlic, butter and lard. Cut up potatoes, skins on and partially partially cook with the onions. In another skillet I sear the chicken strips with lard, garlic, salt, pepper, basil and any other herb that sounds good. Then, put the chicken in the middle of the potatoes. At this point you can add any liquid you want. This time I added a mix of garlic, milk, sour cream. I know, that isn’t a typical gravy type sauce. Although, it sounded good and kept the dinner from drying out. If you have stock, or a creamy soup they are always good choices. I bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
On a snow day something warm and cozy is what is needed to start the day. So, on our snow day I cooked oatmeal with cranberries, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and topped with chopped pecans. Complete comfort while watching the snow float down and my little birdies enjoying the buffet of treats I put out for them.
Enjoy The Fun Of Food!