Thursday, November 26, 2009


This is actually a meal I cooked post-baby! My mother-in-law and my mom were over for dinner so I made two pizzas - pepperoni and olive:

... and mushrooms for SP:

It was good to get back in the kitchen.
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Postpartum Sushi

During the first week we were home with Baby Girl my dad and stepmom came to visit. I had been craving sushi throughout my pregnancy and they were nice enough to indulge my craving once I was able to have it again.

My dad and I split this order of spicy tuna, spicy rock roll, tuna and avocado, Godzilla roll and SP got an eel and avocado roll.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Creamy Chicken and Artichokes with Mashed Potatoes

Unfortunately I have no idea where I got this recipe for creamy chicken with artichokes, or any recollection of whether we liked it or not. Whoops!

I assume we liked it since it has artichokes and we all know how much I love artichokes. I just wish I knew where I got it so I could link to it. If you read this blog and this is your recipe, please let me know.

Creamy Chicken with Artichokes
Slightly Adapted from Pleasure Cooker

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 can chicken broth
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained
4 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken breasts evenly with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add wine, broth, garlic and artichokes to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. If sauce needs to thicken, mix 2 tablespoons of broth with 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and add to sauce. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Serve sauce over chicken.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vegetable Soup and Sandwich

I made a big pot of the vegetable soup from our Titanic meal so that we'd have some for dinner and I could freeze the rest.

I also made sandwiches to go with the soup:

... our favorite Cubans on regular bread instead of the good rolls.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Peanut Chicken with Noodles and Veggies

I'm starting to get back into blogging, slowly but surely. I have a bunch of photos saved but no clue when I made the various meals.

We love cold sesame noodles but I don't see them as a full meal. When I saw this recipe for Peanut Soy Chicken, Cold Noodle, and Veggie Bowl I thought it would be the answer to that problem. It certainly looked good:

... but the flavor was a little lacking. We love an overwhelming peanut butter flavor and it just wasn't there. It also made a ton of food, so if I made this again I'd cut the recipe in half.
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