Monday, October 29, 2007

Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken

6 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1+1/2 tsp Fresh rosemary leaves, minced, or 1/2 tsp dried
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp Freshly grd black pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive oil
4-6 tbsp White wine (optional)
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar

Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Combine the rosemary, garlic, pepper, and salt in a sm. bowl and mix well. Place the chicken in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil, and rub with the spice mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 450F. Spray a heavy roasting pan or iron skillet with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the pan and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken over. If the drippings Begin to stick to the pan, stir 3-4 tbsp of water or white wine (if using).
Bake about 10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 160F and the juices run clear. If the pan is dry, stir in another 1-2 tbsp of water or white wine to loosen the drippings. Drizzle the vinegar over the chicken in the pan.
Transfer the chicken to plates. Stir the liquid in the same pan and drizzle over the chicken.

Monday, October 1, 2007

A recipe that feeds 45


3 pounds Ground beef
3 each Envelopes taco seasoning mix
3 Heads lettuce, shredded
3 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups Chopped tomatoes
2 cups Chopped onion
3 cans Chopped or sliced ripe olives; drained (4-1/4 oz each)
2 cans Ranch or chili beans, drained
1 large Bag corn chips
1 Bottle (16 oz.) Catalina Salad dressing
1 Jar (12-oz) salsa

Brown beef, drain. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Cool. Toss with remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag.

Cheesy Chicken Crockpot

Cheesy Chicken Crockpot

This is from my mother-in-law, Sharon Wilson.

5-6 large red potatoes, chopped into bite size pieces
4-6 Chicken breast, depends on how big.
1 bag of baby carrots (I didn't have any this time, but usually I add those.)
1 jar of Cheesy Ragu Roasted Garlic Parmesan or any other white sauce

Layer ingredients in Crockpot in that exact order.
Pour Sauce on top, and do NOT mix or stir.
Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours!

Fabulous meal! You can add biscuits and/or corn to it.
Pictures to come! Thanks DD!