Friday, February 19, 2010

Virgin Chicken Marsala

Okay so I've had a lot of requests for this recipe... yum. Since you aren't checking my blog every week for the new recipe I put on... Oh wait... I haven't done that in awhile... HA HA. JK. So here is the recipe.
I'll cut this down, I triple it for my family size. I also had the left overs on a hoagie bun and toasted it with Provolone Cheese. YUM!! I do it virgin because I don't cook with Alcohol. A lot of people say it cooks out, but my family has just chosen not to help the alcohol industry.

Virgin Chicken Marsala

1/4 c flour

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into strips (I use (1) 3 lb bag of chicken thawed(cut in strips))

2 c sliced mushrooms (we freeze our mushrooms so I use a quart size bag of sliced mushrooms)

1/4 c green onion (again we freeze our onions so I use 1 c frozen onion (minced) Stockton eats it better)

3 T butter

1/2 c chicken broth

Cooked spaghetti noodles

Cooked spaghetti sauce (we use Hunts)

In a shallow bowl stir together flour, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper. Place each breast or strip of chicken into flour mixture. Shake off excess flour. It just needs to lightly coat it. In a large skillet cook mushrooms and onion in 1 T butter. Remove from skillet. In the same skillet cook chicken in the remaining butter. (Last time I made this I cooked it in a little chicken broth instead. Fabulous! Not much, just so it wouldn't burn on pan.) Turning to brown evenly. (I have to cook it all the way through or it grosses me out! And it's not safe.) While the chicken is cooking start the spaghetti and sauce separately. (Don't cook too much spaghetti, it just goes under the chicken mixture on your plate.) Add the mushrooms and onions back in skillet. Bring mixture to a boil. (you don't want this soupy, but sometime you need to add a little more or less chicken broth.) Simmer 2 min. When finished place spaghetti on plate, then sauce, then chicken mixture. We also make broccoli to compliment the meal. So yummy!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

So I haven't posted in a long time. What to say... I find it hard what to say on Facebook. The new and final season of LOST has begun. Sad, but excited. Zoi is trying to potty train... She doesn't like to keep her diaper on, but won't consistently go in the toilet. So we are going to try the candy as a reward for pottying in the toilet... we'll see if that works. Her favorite movies right now are Scooby Doo and Hotel for Dogs (the puppy show). I am so sick of those shows. Majerle is doing well in her rocket math. She is on letter R. Stockton is doing well in school, but tries to hurry on his homework and needs to slow down. He loves going outside and wants to go out every day even if it's cold. Rylee will be 3 months old on Saturday... crazy how time flies. She is a very smiley baby and wants to sit up so bad... she hasn't even rolled over yet. I wouldn't be surprised if she walks before Zoi did (8 months). When I get microsoft word back on my computer I am going to finish my cookbook I've been making!! It will recipes we all love and will have pics of everything too. Can't wait!! I'm sure it will continue to be a work in progress, because one day a week will be NEW RECIPE week. The kids are going to start taking turns cooking too. My goal is to get organized this year. We'll see how well that works. Not very organized if you ask me. I'm working on clutter too. Can't stand it, but with kids sometimes it just happens. I've tried chore charts, lists, things that can be organized, etc... if you know of anything that works for you let me know... maybe I can try it. I am getting a computer armoire... that will help with the computer clutter. I really just need to start filing the papers I have. I made granola bars the other day. I think I'm going to try a peanut butter coating next time. Once I've perfected it, maybe I'll post the recipe. Totally haven't kept up on my recipe of the week... Yeah... I don't have time to post that. I can't keep up with my house any more... Zoi is too quick to dump toys out. Got my living room clean the other day and before I could get the vacuum out she had dumped the basket of baby toys... AAARRRGGGG!!! Stockton is turning 6 in March. He has just realized there is such a thing as scouts. He can't wait until he is old enough to join. Majerle has gotten weaving looms for Christmas and just loves to try things out. She has made a few hot pads. Rylee hadn't pooped for 3 days. Then she decided it was time. I was giving Zoi a bath and Chris said I think Rylee pooped. It was up her back, front, sides all the way up to her armpits. Camera isn't working, but I'm sure she'll do it again. At least it's still breastmilk poop!! gotta love it!!