Monday, February 16, 2009

2-15-09 Menus

Sunday- OH. We had a Valentines feast fit for royalty. Maren set the most beautiful table, Kelli made her unbeatable mashed potatoes and perfect rolls, Maren made Tatum's famous salad (recipe to come), I made chicken cordon bleu casserole, and we collaborated on dessert- chocolate bowls filled with Maren's chocolate cake, fresh whipped cream and strawberries. Completely and utterly delicioso- all of it. Wish I could turn back the clock and have it again tonight.

M- Chicken Caesar Sandwiches (recipe coming)
T- Green chile burritos (en mass... recipe to come)
W- crazy day... I'm thinking In-n-Out
Th- Chicken pot pie
F- leftovers
Sat- pizza

The others....?? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


MeL said...

So I was reading through some chicken recipes just now, and one called for pesto, and then you put, four frozen cubes...or something like that. Wait a second. WHAT IS PESTO? I was thinking that it came in a jar or something? And what section of the grocery story would it be in? I think that I need a dumbed down version of all recipes.

Candice said...

No worries, Melissa. I need a dumbed down version of everything.

Pesto is a bunch of basil (an herb), nuts (usually pine), garlic and olive oil, all smashed and blended together to make a tasty paste. I've used it in pasta dishes, on pizza, and on chicken. I buy it at the grocery- at Safeway it is in the refrig pasta section, like with the cheese tortellini and such. @ Fresh and Easy it is in the pre-made section, with the soups, and heat and serve type dishes. If you haven't been to Fresh and Easy yet, I think it is the store for you.

Now about the frozen cubes... I've made my own pesto, then frozen it in ice cube trays and then popped a couple out as needed. You can also do it with leftover pesto from the store, as a little goes a long way and it is perishable. So that is that. Did I cover it all?

Thanks for your question. Curiosity is the first step on the road to mastery... I think you could be the next Top Chef.