Saturday, April 2, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter







APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

Thai Chicken Satay


This is one of my favorites to serve as a heavy appetizer.


Thai Chicken Satay

  • 8-12 skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin strips 
  • 1 package wooden skewers
Marinade:

6 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tsp. coriander
4 tsp. light brown sugar
1 tbsp. black pepper
2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. dark say sauce
4 tsp. ginger minced

2 Tbsp. lime juice
6 Tbsp. oil

Mix marinade ingredients. Cut chicken into thin strips  and marinate at least two hours.
Chicken Satay:

Thread chicken pieces onto one end of satay sticks. Broil or much better, barbecue, baste with marinade. Serve with peanut sauce for dipping.
Peanut Sauce:

1 c. chunky peanut butter
1-2 tsp. hot chili sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. dark soy sauce
1/2 c. peanut oil

Mix ingredients together. Should have a sweet/hot peanut flavor. Taste and adjust ingredients accordingly.
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French Country Omelet

This is absolutely one of my favorite go-to recipes. It can be varied in so many ways...depending on what you have on hand!

French Country Omelet
Paula George
This is great for breakfast, brunch or dinner! Enjoy!
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled *see variations
2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup Vidalia onion, diced
5 or 6 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. half & half
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of crushed red pepper
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack/Colby cheese *see variations
2 Tbsp. fresh snipped chives
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook bacon over medium heat(I use the lid to my Lodge 10" cast iron combo skillet);
crumble and set aside.
Reserve 2 Tbsp. drippings.
Add potatoes and onions and cook until lightly browned.
Beat together eggs, half & half, salt and peppers.
Reduce heat to medium-low.
Pour over potatoes.
Cook 2-3 minutes.
Top with crumbled bacon.
Sprinkle with cheese and chives.
Place skillet in oven and cook 5-6 minutes until eggs are set.
Variations: Use 1/2 lb. bulk sausage, crumbled and browned.
         Use 1 cup diced ham, browned in 2 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. oil.
         Use pepper jack cheese or sharp cheddar cheese.
         Add 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2-3 minutes before potatoes and onions are done.
Great served with sliced tomatoes, wheat toast!
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Another Chicken Salad
Paula George

3 cups chicken, shredded (leftover from the chicken savoy)
1 cup sliced red grapes
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise ( I prefer Duke's)
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley

Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Delicious for sandwiches or with crackers for a salad plate.
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Lemony Linguine with Chicken, Sugar Snap Peas and Mint
 Cooking Club of America

This creamy pasta gets a bright counterbalance from lemon, chives and mint. Look for stringless sugar snap peas in the produce aisle, to save time on preparation.
8 oz. linguine
12 oz. sugar snap peas
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup chopped shallots
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon lemon peel
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas during last 3 to 5 minutes; drain.
2 Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook chicken 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink on the outside, stirring frequently. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
3 Add broth and cream. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Boil until sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from heat; stir in mint, chives and lemon peel.
4 Toss pasta and peas with chicken mixture in large bowl; sprinkle with cheese.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

"Together"

I travel along the highway...early morning,
Reminiscing the past couple of days spent with you.
The moments of laughter, the moments of passion, your
love embracing me.
Just the moments "together" fill my heart and mind.
I travel along the highway.., anticipating...
The next time that we spend together...
The moments of laughter, the moments of passion, your
love embracing me.
Just the moments "together" fill my heart and mind.
I travel throughout the day...early afternoon,
Anticipating the times that we will spend together...
The moments of laughter, the moments of passion, your
love embracing me.
Just the moments "together" fill my heart and mind.
I travel into the evening, darkness arrives,
Anxious to lie in your arms, your voice saying, "My Angel"...
The moments of laughter, the moments of passion, your
love embracing me.
Just the moments "together" fill my heart and mind.
I travel into the days... that lie ahead,
Longing to spend my days and nights with you.
The moments of laughter, the moments of passion, your
love embracing me.
Just the moments "together" fill my heart and mind.

Paula 2010
 

Paula 2010

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