Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dr Pepper Sole

This is something I came up with when I was in university.  I found it delicious and was a fairly regular staple of my diet then.  I don't cook it a lot now, because I'm trying to cut down on the amount of soft drinks I consume, for health reasons and such.

You want a frying pan with high sides or a wok for this one.  I learned to do this and stir-fries using water instead of oil, even in coated pans.   The trick is to add the water with the ingredients. 

So heat up your pan until water drops sizzle on it.

Take defrosted sole and fry it for a bit with a little butter/margarine and lemon juice. 

Add Dr. Pepper, enough so that the sole is covered.  Reduce heat to a quater of full heat. 

Let simmer, stirring every once in a while, until Dr. Pepper has almost disappeared. 

Turn off stove, remove from heat, let sole cool a little, and then enjoy!

I usually eat this with rice and some microwaved frozen veggies. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Creamy Pesto Chicken

I've adapted this one from a cream cheese company. 

In a slow cooker, I put together a couple of frozen chicken breasts, at least one spoonful of pesto per chicken breast, and a couple tablespoons of any cream cheese I have at the time, including flavoured cream cheese. 

Turn the slow cooker on low, walk away for a couple of hours.  I return once to stir the pesto and cream cheese, and turn over the chicken.

The result is a creamy pesto chicken with slight hints of whatever flavour was in the cream cheese. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Apple Sauce and Curry Chicken

I do a lot of curry recipes.... and a lot of slow cooker recipes.  I think I've mentioned this before at one point. I should probably look up some new recipes....

Anyways, I just put the following into the slow cooker, to see how it'll turn out.

6 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
a jar of ready-to-use yellow curry sauce
something like 1 1/2 cups apple sauce

The apple sauce is this homemade stuff that's really easy to make.  Basically, take a bunch of apples, no particular kind, peel and cut them.  Then heat in microwave for a few minutes, mash them with a potato masher.  Repeat heating and mashing until you get apple sauce.


So let's see how this will turn out.

Edit:  End Result

Eh, it wasn't particularly spectacular.  The flavours of the curry sort of overwhelmed the apple sauce.  If I were to try this again, I'd use more apple sauce and only add some curry powder instead of using a pre-made sauce.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Yellow Curry - Slow Cooker Style

Okay, I just made this Yellow Curry Chicken in the slow cooker, and it was DELICIOUS!!!!

Yellow Curry Chicken with rice and veggies!

I took a box of frozen chicken breasts and put them all in my slow cooker.
I added a can of chicken broth with herbs, a couple of spoon fulls of yellow curry cooking sauce, a little bit of fish sauce (found a small bottle for 99¢!), and a few spoons of very thick yogourt. 

Walked away for something like 6 hours.  When it was done, I made some sticky rice in the rice cooker:

medium grain white rice.  1 cup uncooked, rinse three times, then add 1 1/4 cup water.  Cook in rice cooker, perfect sticky rice!!!

I also heated up some frozen veggies, and it all was YUMMY!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Corn and Hot Dog Mac 'n' Cheese

I don't know about other places, but here in Canada, Kraft Dinner is a staple of university life.  It's cheap, easy and yummy.   Also, it's not too hard to turn into a fairly well-rounded meal. 

Plus, there's so many different kinds that there's usually something for everyone.

What I do is make it on the stove.  When the noodles are partly cooked, I add 2-4 chopped up hot dog wieners, and a half cup of frozen peaches and cream corn. 

When the noodles, corn and hot dogs are done, drain and mix up the cheese sauce as usual. 

Sometimes I add some extra cheese, either cheddar or processed cheese, for more cheesiness.

Then I enjoy a big bowl of it :D

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wine Curry Chicken

This is what I made this evening.  It was a very impulsive recipe, and the measurements are estimates, since I didn't really measure anything. 

I put 5 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts into a slow cooker
added at least one tablespoon of curry powder
2 teaspoons of cocoa
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of honey garlic sauce
1/2 cup of Pinot Grigio wine
1 cup water

Set the slow cooker to high and let it cook till the meat was done.  Served it with salad, peaches and cream corn, and brown rice. 

It was pretty good, I thought.  Flavorful but not too spicy.