1 Package wontons (found in the produce section),
cut on the diagonal to form triangles
1 package ground pork, cook in a saute pan until browned *
1 6-ounce package grilled chicken pieces
(sometimes found in the salad section) *
Shaved Parmesan for garnish
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup sliced olives
Grated Mozzarella Cheese for melting over the top (optional)
For the Cheese Sauce:
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups half-and-half
2 1/2 cups grated Parmigiana-Reggiano, or other good-quality Parmesan
In a heavy, medium saucepan melt the
butter over low heat. Add the garlic and then the flour and stir to
combine. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Increase the heat to
medium and whisk in the half-and-half little by little. Cook until
thickened, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the
heat; add 2 cups of the grated Parmesan. Season with the salt, pepper
and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Cover and set
aside. *If the sauce becomes a bit thicker than you might like, simply
add some milk or more half & half.
Heat a heavy saucepan or deep fryer to
medium. Cook the wontons until light brown. This only takes a few
seconds per side. Set aside on paper towels to drain.
Pile the wontons on a large serving
platter. Drizzle with warm cheese sauce. Add sausage, chicken, tomatoes,
olives and peppers. Top with shaved Parmesan. EAT IT!
You can also assemble the plate of Nachos,
then sprinkle grated Mozzarella over all, and heat in the microwave
just until cheese is melted.
This is Minnie. Minnie is a chow hound. She loves food. Her food, my food, Taylor's food, it doesn't matter. I thought I would make her some treats. I found a great recipe for peanut butter oatmeal dog treats. Healthy for her and she doesn't even know it !
Don't mind the half eaten bunny. It's better the rabbit then my furniture. Taylor helped me make the treats, he picked bone, puppy and hearts for the shapes.
They turned out great. You can really smell the peanut butter. I used chunky, because that's what I like and so far she likes everything I make. Smart puppy!
Homemade Peanut ButterDog Treats
½ cups water(I used beef stock because I had some left over)
½ cup oil
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup oats Blend wet ingredients together. Whisk dry ingredients together
and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape.
Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one. Cook 20
minutes at 400 F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in
oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container.
Having Taylor help me out in the kitchen has been great. We made homemade deep dish pizza. His favorite. I think this kid could eat pizza everyday of the week and twice on Saturdays.
Since I started taking on line classes and still working, I have been short on time. I have been really looking for recipes that are super quick and delicious at the same time. This is one such recipe.
Once again there is no recipe for this pizza. Me and my little man just kinda winged it, but here is what we did !
One loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
One jar pizza sauce
1/2 block mozzarella cheese, shredded (or more if you are like us and love cheese)
Assorted meats and veggies, cut up (I used, pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, onion and green pepper)
Pre-cook all meat !
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take the thawed dough and divide it in half. Spread the dough into the bottom of two well greased eight or nine inch cake pans. I pushed the dough about 1/2 inch up the side of the pans to keep the toppings in, kinda like pie crust. Spread 1/2 cup of sauce onto each of the pizza doughs. Taylor likes his a little more saucy, so he added about 3/4 of cup. Spread half the cheese onto each pizza dough. Top with your favorite toppings. Taylor made a pepperoni and bacon pizza. I made an Italian sausage, onion and green pepper pizza. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to check that the crust is cooked all the way thru and the cheese is all gooey and melty. Yummy.
I can't wait to make pizza with my little man again.
I've been making a lot of grilled dinners lately because of all the heat, but Tony wanted chicken fried chicken.
You can't grill that ! So being the nicest wife in the whole world, I turned my stove on in 105 degree weather.
I must really like this guy or something.
I made chicken fried chicken from a recipe I found in The Pioneer Woman's cookbook.
Her recipe is for chicken fried steak, but I substituted chicken. I even used the gravy recipe.
It came out great. I love country gravy !
Look at all that goodness. It put a great big smile on my husband's face and that's all that matters !!
Just look at this picture, grandpa and Devin are both smiling !! The loves of my life !!
Chicken Fried Chicken
3 pounds Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized) I used chicken !
1-1/2 cup Whole Milk, Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
2 whole Large Eggs
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
LOTS Of Black Pepper. Lots.
Canola Oil, For Frying
Salt And Pepper, For Both Meat And Gravy
Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed
with egg in one; flour mixed with spices in one; meat in one; then have
one clean plate at the end to receive the breaded meat.
Work one piece of meat at a time. Season both sides with salt and
pepper, then dip in the milk/egg mixture. Next, place the meat on the
plate of seasoned flour. Turn to coat thoroughly. Place the meat back
into the milk/egg mixture, turning to coat. Place back in the flour and
turn to coat.
(So: wet mixture/dry mixture/wet mixture/dry mixture.) Place breaded meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop in a few sprinkles
of flour to make sure it's sufficiently hot. Cook meat, three pieces at
a time, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2
minutes each side.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.
After all meat is fried, pour off the grease into a heatproof bowl.
Without cleaning the pan, return it to the stove over medium-low heat.
Add 1/4 cup grease back to the pan. Allow grease to heat up.
Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour evenly over the grease. Using a whisk, mix
flour with grease, creating a golden-brown paste. Keep cooking until it
reaches a deep golden brown color. If paste seems more oily than pasty,
sprinkle in another tablespoon of flour and whisk.
Whisking constantly, pour in milk. Cook to thicken the gravy. Be
prepared to add more milk if it becomes overly thick. Add salt and
pepper and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until gravy is smooth and thick. Be
sure to taste to make sure gravy is sufficiently seasoned.
Serve meat next to a big side of mashed potatoes. Pour gravy over the whole shebang!