Saturday, March 2, 2013

Salty and Sour Chicken

When it was cooked, the chicken was neither salty nor sour, it is just the fact we put salt and lemon on the chicken. It glazed the chicken really nice so when we baked it, it was nice and juicy on the inside. This is a bit of a "boring" recipe but it was so super easy and tasted so good, we swear it was the best chicken we had in a long time!

-Chicken (breasts)
-Worcester sauce
-Seasoning salt
-Lemon juice (or fresh, I guess)

-Aluminum foil
-Baking pan

Drizzle the Worcester on the chicken making sure to get both sides. Then, sprinkle with some seasoning salt (not too much, because both the Worcester sauce and the seasoning salt are quite salty). Sprinkle a little of the lemon juice on top of the chicken before putting it in the oven. Cook at 350 degrees in an aluminum foil-lined baking dish for 40ish minutes, or until the internal temperature is at 185


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Corn on the Cob

I'm not a big corn on the cob fan, but my grandmother sent me an email a while ago with some new handy ways to cook corn. I thought this one was interesting, so I will share!
My corn cob drawing.

Place the corn cob in the microwave, husk and all, and microwave it for 4 minutes. Cut the the end off along the black line on the picture above, then squeeze the corn out of the husk from the opposite side. Enjoy, because there will be little of the hairy mess!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Baked Fish

We put some chili spice on it!
This is a great way to cook any kind of fish fillet because it tastes really good, and isn't too spiced up like some of the fish you can buy at the store.

-Fish (unbreaded, unseasoned)
-Olive oil
-Water (or wine)
-Spices (or salt and pepper)
-Lemon juice (optional)

-Aluminum foil
-Baking pan

Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line the pan with some aluminum foil. Place the fish on the foil, then drizzle with a little olive oil. Pour a little water or white wine over it as well (about 1/2 shot each fillet). Add your spices, and through the meal in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the lemon juice.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

-Hot chocolate
-Candy cane or peppermint swirl
-Whipped topping (optional)

-Christmas-themed mug
-Plastic (ziploc) bag
-Cloth or papertowl

Make the hot chocolate in the mug. Put the candy cane or peppermint swirl still in its wrapper in a plastic bag. The tight wrapping will keep the candy in place and make it easier to break it up. Close the bag and wrap the bag with paper towel or a cloth, this is to prevent the sharp pieces from puncturing through the plastic and going all over your kitchen. Take a spoon and smash the candy until it is in desired small pieces. Mix a desired amount of candy pieces in the hot chocolate, then add some whipped topping and sprinkle with a little more candy pieces. You can also stick a whole candy cane in the drink, too, for decoration if you want.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to Cook Beets 101

Beets boiling in the PURPLE water :)
Beets are actually really healthy for you. They are also sweet, but not too sweet which is nice to have in a vegetable every now and again... not to mention CHEAP! My Grampa brought me some tasty small beets that he had left over in his garden. They were quite small, the the cooking time would have to be increased a bit for larger beets. This is just basically how to cook them :)


Rinse the outside of the beets so there isn't a lot of dirt on the outside. Don't cut them or clean them too carefully because the skin will be removed later. Boil some water in the pot, then submerge the beets in the boiling water. Cook them for about 25 minutes, or until you can stick a fork in them,  but not too mushy. Then remove from heat and run them under cool water. Using your hands, roll the skin off the outside. It should easily peel off. THEN EAT!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Crispy Chicken Thighs

In the summer my aunt made chicken thighs when we were visiting and they were so good. I imagine that there was more preparation and ingredients in my aunt's recipe, but these tasted very similar and they were delicious! Chicken thighs are great, as well, because they are so cheap to buy!

-Chicken thighs
-Seasoning salt

-Aluminum foil
-(Cooking spray)
-Baking pan

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line the baking tray with aluminum foil and spray the foil with some cooking spray or spread some butter on it. Take some butter in your hand and coat each thigh with a thin layer of the butter (this will let it get crispy). Sprinkle with some seasoning salt, then throw in the oven. Cook it for 30 minutes. 


Monday, November 12, 2012

Shepard's Pie

Mmm. So good, I ate half before remembering to take a picture!

This is legit, a roast beef dinner all together. It is a perfect thing to make if you have left-over roast beef dinner! I had roast beef at my parents house a few weekends ago and we made a few Shepard's Pie's with the leftovers so I could have something to take back with me!

-Roast beef (or pork)
-Cooked veggies: carrots, green beans, corn
-Mashed potatoes

Combine the beef, gravy and veggies in a glass or oven and microwave-proof bowl (I used pyrex), and mix everything thoroughly. Top with a layer of potatoes. You can freeze it after you make it, then take it out and microwave it until thawed and warm then re-mash up the potatoes on the top by poking it with a fork and add a little bit of butter and broil in the oven to brown the potatoes on the top.