Wednesday, June 8, 2011

August RSVP

RSVP here for August 4th...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pulled pork and coleslaw

1 pork steak
Apple juice

Cook roast in crock pot and cover with equal parts of apple juice and water. Cook on low 8 hours. Pull pork and add back to crock pot with about 1 cup of meat juice left over and add desired amount of favorite BBQ sauce.

Frozen mamas: reheat meat, defrost coleslaw and serve meat in split buns.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lemon Chicken Pasta

I got this recipe from here:

  • 3 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Sliced
  • 1 pound Penne Pasta, Cooked Until Al Dente
  • ½ sticks Butter
  • 3 whole Lemons, Juiced
  • ¾ cups Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cups Half-and-half
  • 1-½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (or Romano)
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 20 whole Basil Leaves, Chopped

Preparation Instructions

Cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of hot pasta water when you drain. Set pasta aside in a colander.

In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Squeeze in the juice of 3 to 4 lemons. Whisk together. Pour in cream and half-and-heat. Whisk until hot. Dump in cheese and whisk until melted. Add salt and pepper. Check consistency, adding some of the hot pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed.

Pour pasta and sauce into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining basil all over the top, then add sliced chicken breasts. Serve immediately!

Directions from frozen

Defrost completely, flipping the bag of chicken occasionally so the marinade gets throughout the chicken. Grill the chicken, discarding the marinade. I suppose it would work to bake it, but it tasted really good grilled. Slice into strips.

In the midst of that, cook the pasta. I cooked the whole bag and while it looked like there was barely any sauce it was pretty flavorful. But if you want the sauce to be more obvious, cook 3/4 or so of the pasta.

Also at the same time, heat the milk and cheese mixture in a saute pan. Once hot, whisk in the lemon and basil mixture. Nothing curdled when I made it, but whisk occasionally to make sure.

Combine the sauce with the pasta and sliced chicken on top.

Slow-cooked Pork Soft Tacos

Slow-cooked Pork Soft Tacos
1 Pork Loin Roast (I buy them in four-packs from Costco)
1 Jar of Kirkland Organic Salsa
Flour tortilla shells

Place the thawed pork roast/salsa in crock pot and cook on low (when I have tried it on high it does not shred very well) for 8 hours. Shred with fork. Serve with warm flour tortillas.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Spicy Bbq Meatballs

35 meatballs
bbq sauce (lots!)
crushed red pepper

Dump bag with meatballs and bbq sauce into crock pot cook on low. The bag with crushed red peppers you can add a ltttle or a lot depending on how hot you like it! If it cooks all day with the meatballs will be really hot! We like it that way, but not everyone or their kids will! You can always take some out for the kids add the peppers you want at the end and let it cook for a half an hour or so longer! We have had to start to do that around here! But the really spicy version is excellent to! (that was my first try)

Great with garlic mash potatoes!