Friday, February 19, 2010

Week 16 Chicken Bog and Crunchy Potatoes

Southern Cooking With Paula Deen.


The chicken bog was great and the crunchy potatoes to! The chicken had sausage seasoning and vegetables. SO GOOD! the potatoes were boiled and then rolled in corn flakes with ranch seasoning. Both were great! Can't wait next week is cheesecake! YUMMM!


When I saw Carl put the stick of butter into the Chicken Bog, I knew that we were in for a rich meal. The bog included chicken, sausage, rice, and seasonings. I have had it for lunch as leftovers this week. It is really good. I mix it with some vegetables and it tastes real good.

My favorite thing was the potatoes. We cooked them in boiling water until they were a bit soft. We peeled them, and then rolled them in butter and then cornflakes and powdered ranch dip. Then we put them in the oven for a little more time. Yes, they were crunchy. Very tasty.

Week 15 Stuffed Chicken and Mashed Potatoes



Well this meal was great the stuffed chicken and mashed potatoes. The chicken was stuffed with cream cheese, feta, herbs, etc. and the potatoes had butter and sour cream to make it creamy and delicious! Can't wait for some more butter next week!


We have entered into Southern Cooking. I've noticed quite a bit of butter being used for this meal.

This meal was fun because I got to see Carl smashing the chicken breasts with a pan. I was afraid for the granite counter top, so I made him pound them in the basement. He made them flat so that they could be filled and rolled up. They were wrapped in bacon. UMMMM.

The potatoes were awesome. It is hard to make potatoes bad with so much sour cream and butter.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 14 Mango Salsa Chicken with Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate Souffle

Mango Chicken

Mango Chicken

We had mango salsa chicken with snap peas and chocolate souffle. The Mango salsa was from the week before when we had the satays. The chicken was good it was cooked good and had a great flavor. The texture was kinda wierd but was ok. Alsothe chocolate souffle was good. The chocolate came threw nicely, A little strong for me but im not a dark chocolate eater. Can't wait till next week PAULA DEEN!


This meal was topped off with an excellent dessert. I'm going to start with that. It was a chocolate souffle. It came out of the oven warm and it was then served with the cardamon whipped topping. Carl made most of it. It turned out really good. The Mango Salsa Chicken was good, but not great. I did love the snap peas though. It was cool how Ming had us prepare them. First, you boil salted water and put them in for 2 minutes. You then dump them into ice water. They maintain a great taste when this happens.

Daniel came over for dinner and we all had a fun time.

Week 13 Beef and Shitake Satays with Mango Sauce

Mango Salsa blended

Ginger Sweet potato fries

Mango Salsa

Beef flank steak and Shitake mushrooms


Well this week was "Ridick" (ridiculous)! The beef states was amazing! the sweet potatoes well super! The Sauce for the Sates (beef) was mango salsa pureed. The sates had flank steak, scallions and shitake. YUMMMMM. the sweet potatoes were made with curry ginger oil baked till perfection! Can't wait till next week!


This was the best yet. No doubt about it. I felt like this dinner had the most taste of any we have done. The mushrooms were unbelievable. They exploded in your mouth.

We certainly had some help. Both Jamie and Linda came to the rescue because everyone had things to do later in the night and we were short on time.

I'm including the recipe so you can try it yourself.

We had very little left over and I had the remnants for lunch the next day. Wow it was good.

1 pound of flank steak cut diagonally 1/4 inch by 4 inches

1/2 pound of shitake mushrooms

1 bunch of scallions cut into 2 inch lengths

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup red wine

1 tablespoon sugar

3/4 cup oil

1 teaspoon ground pepper

as a dip

2 cups of mango salsa (this was nice, but you did not need it for the dinner)

Put the flank steak and mushrooms in the soy sauce, red wine, sugar, pepper and oil for 30 minutes.

Then skewer the mushrooms, flank steak and scallions.

Grill for 3 minutes each side.


We also made some sweet potato fries that were excellent as well. They did not have the flavor that we expected. We thought that after smelling the Curry oil marinade for a whole day, we would taste it more.