In The Kitchen

Chicken Salad– my Aunt Donna makes the most delicious chicken salad; her recipe is a guaranteed win!

  • 4-5 skinless boneless breast
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Dark grapes
  • 1-2 apples
  • Walnuts
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dill
  • Seasoning salt or Borsari
  • Large croissants

In pressure cooker, cook chicken in water with a couple stalks of celery, some chopped onion and one carrot.

After chicken is cooked, let cool and cut into cubes or shred.

Chop up about

  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 to 1 ½ apples
  • 3-4 cups grapes (cut into fourths)
  • 1-2 cups chopped walnuts

Mix everything together in a bowl and add

  • Mayo to liking
  • 3 tablespoons dill
  • Seasoning salt (we like Borsari found at health food store)

Mix, pile onto a delicious croissant and enjoy!

 

Cajun Chicken Pasta ~ my sister-in-law, Shaula made this for us after our third child was born and it was an instant favorite!

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips or use chicken tender strips.
  • 4 tsp Cajun seasoning—Tony’s
  • 4 Tbsp butter-real
  • 1 bell pepper- chopped
  • 6-8 large mushrooms- chopped or sliced
  • 4 green onions- chopped
  • 4 cups heavy cream-heavy whipping
  • *1/2 tsp dry basil
  • *1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • *1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 box linguine cooked, drained
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Place chicken & Cajun seasoning in bowl & toss to coat in large skillet over med heat.

Sautee chicken & butter until almost tender (5-7 min).

Add peppers, mushrooms, onions.   Cook & stir 2-3 min reduce heat.

Add cream & seasoning & heat thru.

Toss together w/ pasta & sprinkle parmesan.

*I go a little heavy on these seasonings.

**I like to prepare this dish ahead of time.  Let cool and refrigerate.  Reheat on stove-top before serving.  Even if you don’t have time to refrigerate, it will set up on it’s own as it cools.

 

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We love to eat steamed broccoli and garlic toast with our cajun chicken pasta.

 

 

Waffles

a.k.a. Caden’s “awful wasomes” – a little tongue tied for awesome waffles

2 eggs     1/2 cup vegeatable oil     1 3/4 cups milk     1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 cups flour     4 teaspoons baking powder     1/4 teaspoon salt

beat eggs, add oil, sugar, milk (optional add teaspoon vanilla)

separate bowl- combine flour, baking powder and salt

add by spoon flour mixture to egg batter; beat well

pull out that waffle iron and pour in the batter for a delightful breakfast

some in our family like peanut butter and syrup, others keep it simple with just butter and syrup; sometimes we even add strawberries, whipped cream and maybe even some powdered sugar!  Indulgence for the morning!

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Banana Nut Bread

1 Stick Butter     2 Cups Flour        1 egg      1 Cup Sugar         1 tsp vanilla        1 tsp baking soda

3-4 ripe bananas               Pecans- chopped as desired

  •        Melt butter in large pan
  •        Add egg & sugar- stir well
  •        Sift in flour & soda
  •        Stir until all flour is mixed in
  •        Mash bananas, mix in vanilla and pecans
  •        Add to mix
  •        Bake in greased loaf pan for 1 hour at 300
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Ready to top with chopped pecans and bake off.

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Fresh out of the oven. Smells so good!

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Great breakfast!

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