Saturday, October 29, 2005

Chicken Stips with Honey Mustard Sauce

Here's a yummy recipe I got out of the paper.

Dah Chicken:

Vegetable oil
4 chicken breasts cut into strips
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1/4 cups (or a bunch of) breadcrumbs.

1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. oil up a baking sheet
3. put the mayo and the mustard and the chicken in a bowl together.
4. toss it up to coat
5. Put the bread crumbs on a plate
6. Dippety dip the chicken in the breadcrumbs
7. Put the chicken onto the pan.
8. Cook for 10 minutes.
9. Turn over.
10. Cook for another 10 minutes. (While it's cooking, make dah sauce)

Dah Sauce

1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp Dijon mustard.

1. Mix that stuff together and dip the chicken in it.

According to the paper this recipe has 570 calories, 16 g fat, 45 g protein, 63 g carbs, and 2 g fibre. That doesn't sound super healthy, but it was tastey.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Nothing says party like bruschetta!

8 plum tomatoes diced (yes 8)
like three or four tablespoons dried basil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan (then add a little more for flavour)
2 cloved garlic (in dah garlic press)
1 tablespoon and a bit balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon and a bit olive oil
1/4 teaspoon (or whatever) salt
1/4 teaspoon (or whatever) pepper
1 loaf of yummy french bread (or bread from any european country), toasted and sliced

1. Put like everything in a bowl except the bread and mix it all together. Taste it and keep adding the stuff until it tastes delicious.
2. Put it on the toasted yummy bread.
3. Eat it with friends. (No! DO NOT eat your friends)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Cookie Pizza

A big cookie with a whole bunch of stuff on it!

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup regular sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
chocolate pizza sauce (see below)
some nuts and candies and things
some coconut

1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and egg in a big bowl. Stir in flour and baking soda.
3. Pat dough onto a pizza pan. Out pizza pan is super huge so the cookie looked kinda small, but it spread while cooking a bit.
4. Cook it for 15 minutes (now's a good time to make the sauce (see below))
5. spread the sauce all over the cookie
6. Put all the coconut and nuts and yummy candies on it. Press a little.
7. Cut into wedges.

Chocolate pizza sauce:

1 bag of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons margarine
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat the chocolate chips, butter and milk on the stove at LOW heat. Stir sometimes.
2. When the chocolate is all melted, remove from heat.
3. stir in the powdered sugar.
4. Whisk until smooth and then use it for the pizza (see above)

Leftover Turkey Pie

I made this like last week when there was all that leftover turkey. It will probably be useful for you at Christmas or if you're American and have thanksgiving some weird time in November.


1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup sliced cerery
4 tbsps butter
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper (How do you get the grinder to aim right at the little spoon?)
2 cups chicken broth (so like some boulion in some boiled water)
2/3 cup milk (they said half and half, but milk was what I had and it works)
4 cups left over turkey
1 tbsp chopped pimiento (That's some kind of pepper right? Anyway the internet said I could substitute allspice so I substituted all the spices I had. It's a wonder anything I make ends up tasting like anything)
1 tsp worcestershire (I suspect this does nothing)


2 cupd biscuix
2 tbs butter (again, they said shortening but my fridge had butter)
1/3 cup milk (they really mean milk this time)

1. Melt the butter in a skillet over Medium heat.
2. Add the veggies. (not the pimiento) Cook until tender. Stir!
3. Add flour, salt, pepper and stir.
4. cook until it is "smooth and bubbly"
5. add chicken broth. keep stirring!
6. add milk. stirring stirring. Until it is thick.
7. add all the other stuff, including the "pimiento" and the turkey, but not the topping ingredients (obviously).
8. when it boils, cook another 30 seconds
9. Put the filling into a smaller dish than the recipe calls for (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 is a bit big)
10 put that in the oven to stay warm while you make the topping.

11. put bisquix, butter and milk in a big bowl. Stir with fork and make dough.
12. Kneed it on a floured cutting board a bunch of times.
13. Make it flat to cover the dish you used for the filling. Then use it to cover the filling (duh)
14. Cut 4 slits in the top (this makes it look like a pie, and probably does something important too)
15. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. (I think I put it to 350, that sounds right, whatever it says on the bisquix box).
16. Eat it.

Yet Another Chicken Recipe (Honey-Dijon, this time)

In case you were wondering, Adam likes this one and the curried chicken the best. The ginger chicken was a little too spicy for him. I found this in the Specatator. It's supposed to be made with fried chicken breasts but who the heck cares? Legs are better.

3 tbsp dijon mustard (don't tell the husband)
2 tbsp liquid honey (is there some sort of solid honey I don't know about?
1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil (I used olive)
1 tbsp lemon juice (how people are able to squeeze exactly this amount out of a lemon I'll never know)
1 tsp dried thyme (my tsps are big)
some chicken legs (I used 4)
Salt and pepper

1. Put the chicken on that chicken pan and cook it at 350 for just under an hour.

2. Mix all the other stuff in a little bowl and get out a brush (yes, I actually bought one of those cooking brushes)

3. Take out the chicken

4. Brush the chicken with the sauce. When you get bored of that, just pour the sauce on.

5. Cook the chicken for another like, 15 minutes. Make sure you don't forget about it because honey burns.

6. Eat it.

One Pot Pasta

I was skeptical at first, but yes, you can make pasta with only one pot. So put away that other pot and that strainer and boil the pasta right in the sauce. Also this seems healthy, but the husband liked it.

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
some sliced celery and carrots and whatever
1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz can) of tomato sauce (or you know, half a can of the big guys)
1 cup water
2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 ounces of macaroni

1. Get out a pan that's big enough for all the above ingredients. Put the oil in it and set the stove on Medium.

2. Put the onion and whatever else that could be considered a vegetable in the oil (tomato is a fruit, silly). Cook (stir, don't forget) that until it is tender.

3. Add everything else except the noodles.

4. When all that boils, throw in the noodles. Stir. Cover. Set the heat to Medium-Low. Cook for like however long it takes for the noodles to be ready, stirring every so often. Say 15 min.

5. Eat it.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Ginger Chicken

My mommy taught me how to make this. It was yummy.

You need:
Some chicken quarters (legs)
Some potatoes
Some ginger
Some honey
some ketchup
Like half a garlic

1. Get out that pan that you basically only use to cook chicken in. Put four chicken quarters in it (which should make up a whole chicken, but most chickens don't have four legs). Also put the potatoes and the garlic cloves all around.
2. Poke EVERYTHING with a fork.
3. Heat it in the oven at 375 (Mommy says chicken is good at 350 and potatoes are good at 400, the potatoes ended up a little underdone but edible, and the chicken was perfect, so experiment with this.) For 50 minutes.
4. Mix honey, ginger, and ketchup together. I recommend mostly honey because ginger is strong and I'm not a big ketchup fan. But make it tastey for you. Because of the sugar in the honey you can't cook this sauce stuff more than 10 minutes otherwise burnity burn burn.
5. When 50 minutes is done take out the chicken. Take the garlic cloves from all around and squish them into the sauce with a garlic press.
6. Spread the sauce all over the chicken. Try to cover it all.
7. Put the whole thing in for another ten minutes.
8. Eat it.

Blueberry Pancakes

I always though you needed to buy a mix to make pancakes but it turns out they're easy to make without the mix. No, really. I even added blueberries to the recipe and nothing fell apart or burned.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (Oops, I forgot the salt. But nothing bad happened)
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
And about 4 tablespoons BLUEBERRIES (they make the pancakes BLUE. Or, you know, bluish gray).

1 Preheat a lightly oiled griddle (by "griddle" they of course mean frying pan) over medium-high heat.
2 Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center (I didn't find the whole "well" thing to be super important). In a separate bowl, beat together egg, milk and oil. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture. Beat until smooth (I used a whisk, not a beater). And while you're doing that, add the BLUEBERRIES
3 Pour or scoop the batter onto the hot griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot (duh).
4. But butter and syrup on them and eat them for breakfast!