Showing posts from March, 2009

Chix Pot Pie...with Puff Pastry

We have guests coming tonight...and chix pot pie is on the menu...I actually made it last nite for dinner guests...a good friend and her daughter. i figured i'd make it once and cook it fresh each far so good...thankfully scott is willing to eat the same meal two nites in a row...which is what we do often anyway with leftovers. spent time with my youngest bro today and got my gray hairs colored... i feel all sassy and ready for a dinner party! got my red wine...oak leaf merlot...fresh brownies...ghiradelli boxed brownies with almond extract added and toffee crumbs 0n my moms faithful pampered chef stoneware square pan...which i swiped back today since they never use it...sneeky. they are scotts favorite...i hope they turned out well. here's the pot pie recipe...based on a show from food network:) 1 roast chicken , stripped and shredded (or the equivalent in chicken breasts or thighs, roasted and shredded...i used b/s chicken breasts and roasted them in the ov

Larry the Lobster

My brother, chef Mikey (who loves to cook as much...probably even more than I do) and his sweet (& spicy) Amanda...take Larry to the spa

mushroom porkchops and noodles

this is based on my moms porkchops and noodles, which was maybe my favorite meal as a child. seared lean porkchops in creamy mushroom gravy over wide egg noodles...buttered egg noodles as a matter of fact. was st pattys day and scott and i needed a little excitement in an otherwise blah day, so i got a little brew and a family pak of thin pork chops and we are off to the races. 8 thin lean porkchops, trimmed, salted, peppered and floured (added salt to flour) 1 can cream o mushroom 1 lb sliced mushrooms 1 cup chix stock, plus 1.5 cups h2o 2 oz bacon, chopped or pancetta, browned and set aside olive oil at least 3-5 tbs...who knows...its good for you ok 2 tbs extra flour 1/3 bag of frozen peas...maybe 1 cup or so 12 oz bag wide egg noodles 2 tbs butter cayenne/dash & nutmeg/dash brown trimmings from chops in a little olive oil, discarding the trimmings. crisp bacon and set aside in a bowl add more olive oil to pan crank heat to hight and brown 'shroo