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Feb. 2009 Menu & Recipes

Feb. 2009 Menu & Recipes (Viewable Recipes)

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I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

2 thoughts on “Feb. 2009 Menu & Recipes

  1. 2/16/09 -Rice Noodles with Thai Chicken Pesto – We ate Rice Noodles with Thai Chicken Pesto tonight. It smells wonderful and the kids loved it!!!! But as adults we found it too sweet, next time we would add more chili sauce. Also make sure to only cook noodles for 3 minutes, you don’t want the noodles to get mushy. We cooked our 5 min. and they fell apart too much.

    2/19/09 – Edels’ Tex-Mex Shrimp – Instead of grilling I put all the shrimp and ingridients into a Ziploc steam bag and microwave for 4 minutes. Came out perfect.

    3/13/09 -Tammy’s Baked Ziti another family pleaser. Doris’s Barbecued Chuck Roast so scrumptious!!!! Because we were sick for 2 weeks we haven’t had a chance to eat everything yet sorry.

    3/27/09 – Renee’s Asian Meatballs were very tasty. My husband who usually doesn’t like sweet ‘n’ sour liked them. I had Scott’s family over that night and we ate the Thai Chicken Rice dish also. I also seved a asian salad w/mandarin oranges. It all passed had great flavor and was extended family approved.

    3/31/09 – Sara’s Chicken in Phyllo dough was good and a great basic recipe. My family liked it. I went with Renee’s advice and partially thawed and then I baked them for 45 min. at 400 degrees F. They came out perfect and didn’t lose any phyllo.

  2. Baked Ziti: As expected, very tasty. Just enough for the four of us.

    Deep Dish Pizza: A friend with a new baby loved it and wanted to know the dough recipe – I told her it’s Vanessa’s ancient family secret!

    Tex-Mex Shrimp: Another friend with a new baby raved over it. Her husband was thrilled to have shrimp that was so easy to make (he’s a griller come snow, rain or shine!) and eat.

    Thai Chicken Pesto with Rice Noodles: Very, very delicious! We liked the sweet pesto sauce. There just was not enough of it. We found that the meal actually served three adults or two adults with good sized portions. No left-overs for lunch.

    Chicken in Phyllo Dough: Buttery, herby seasoning around the chicken was excellent, rich, smooth, fresh. When fully defrosted, however, a fair amount of phyllo fell away from the chicken breasts so they needed a little re-packaging before going into the oven. Next time, I’ll just partially defrost and cook a little bit longer at a lower oven temp.

    Haven’t yet had time to make the Barbeque Roast or Minestrone Soup but we’ll get to them before our next meeting.

    The Asian -TWIST- Meatballs: Since it’s my recipe, I’ve made them several ways now: pan fried/browned then baked, baked alone and cooked in the crock pot from frozen. The best result has been with the pan fried then oven baked method – looks better but takes more time to finish.

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