Friday, January 28, 2011

Honey Teriyaki Chicken

This is another recipe from Everyday Foods. It has wonderful flavor! Here is the recipe and picture from their website. One of these days I will get a better camera, so that I can take my own pictures:)

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 pounds total)
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl, mix honey, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Transfer chicken and sauce to baking sheet.
  2. Bake chicken, skin side up, basting occasionally with pan juices, until well browned and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve chicken drizzled with pan juices.

Easy Alfredo Sauce

Christian loves Chicken Aflredo and so I decided I needed to learn how to make it myself. I found this recipe on and it was pretty easy and really tasty.

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream (I used whole milk because I was too lazy to buy cream)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley and serve.

-Okay, I didn't add parsley to this recipe. I didn't add it to the stew recipe either. I never have fresh parsley in my fridge and forgot to buy it. I figured it wouldn't make or break the recipe, but who knows, maybe the parsley really makes the dish. Next time, I will have to try it.

Beef Noodle Stew

I am in love with Martha Stewart's Everday Food magazine. It is my favorite piece of mail every month. The recipes are relatively easy and don't normally require crazy expensive ingredients. After months of finding delicious looking recipes in there that called for a Dutch Oven pot, I decided to ask Santa for one of my own. This was the first recipe that I made in my new pot, and we loved it! Good flavor and less salty than other beef stew versions.
Here is a link to the original and a picture of the stew from Martha.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar (Christian is not a vinegar lover and so I left this out)
  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over high. Add beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until seared and brown, about 6 minutes. Add onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until onion begins to soften (reducing heat if necessary), about 5 minutes. Stir in flour until beef and onion are coated and cook 1 to 2 minutes (do not burn). Add broth and 3 cups water, stirring and scraping up browned bits. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook until beef is tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Add carrots and potatoes and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Add noodles and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, stir in parsley and vinegar.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This Weeks Grub #1

I have a hard time remembering menus from one week to the other and so I figured posting them would be a good way to remind myself of stuff we haven't had for a while. This will also help me post more recipes since many of the ones on these menus aren't on our blog yet. Here is what we are having or had already this week:

Sunday: Beef Noodle Stew
Monday: Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
Tuesday: Grilled Sandwiches and Soup
Wednesday: BBQ Cups
Thursday: Honey Teriyaki Chicken
Friday: Sausage Casserole
Saturday: Eat out:)