7.24.2012

Yummies I want to make in my new home.

FINALLY got internet!
Well I actually stole it from one of my neighbors, but hey it'll do.
Since my life consists of waiting around for insurance people the majority of the time
I figured I'd do a recipe post today.
Enjoyyyyyyy.

Pasta Crunchies
(perfect for dipping in spinach artichoke dip)
Ingredients: 
1 lb bow tie pasta
the juice of 1 lemon
handful of parmesan cheese
kosher salt to taste
Directions:
bring large pot of water to a boil and add bow ties and salt, cook half way, drain.
working in batches, transfer some bow ties into about 1/2 cup of hot vegetable oil.
When the edges get golden, flip. Remove once golden on both sides, (this process is very fast)
When they are golden remove from the pan and immediately toss with some salt, lemon and parmesan.
Repeat the process until they are all fried.


Parmesan Chicken Bundles
Ingredients:

 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1-1/4 cups Mozzarella Cheese, divided
6 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
 6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
 1 egg
 10 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, heated

Directions:


PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. 
Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 3 Tbsp. of the Parmesan cheese until well blended; 
Spread evenly onto chicken breasts. 
Starting at one of the short ends of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. 
Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired. Set aside. 
BEAT egg in shallow bowl or pie plate. 
Mix remaining 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese and the cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowl or pie plate. 
Dip chicken bundles in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. 
Place, seam-sides down, in 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. 
BAKE 30 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165ºF). Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. 
Serve topped with the spaghetti sauce and remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.


Baked Chicken & Spinach Flautas

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 4)
16 ounces beer (or chicken broth)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
3 cups baby spinach, chopped
5 burrito-size flour tortillas (9 inches)
6 ounces queso quesadilla or other melting cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking spray
salsa, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450*F.
  2. Put the chicken thighs in a deep sided saute pan and cover with the beer and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken from the liquid and shred it. Mix together the chicken and seasonings.
  3. Pour out all but 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the jalapeno and spinach and cook over low heat until for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted.
  4. Cut the tortillas in half. Spoon 1/10th of the chicken (about 1 tablespoon) along the long edge of a tortilla. Repeat with the spinach and cheese. Roll the tortilla up, starting with the straight edge. Place seam-side down on an oiled baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Brush the flautas with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn them over and bake for until 10 minutes, or until crispy. Serve with salsa.

Nutella peanut butter banana ice cream
Ingredients:
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 vanilla bean pod
5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vodka
1 ripe banana, chopped into small chunks
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup nutella
Directions:
put a large sauce pan on the stove
split the vanilla bean pod in half and scrape the beans out and place the pod and the beans in the pot
add whole milk and heavy cream
over medium heat, heat the mixture until little bubbles start to form around the edges of the pot, but it is not at a boil.
remove from heat
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they start to lighten a bit(this takes a few minutes with vigorous whisking).
Gradually add the sugar while still whisking.
CAREFULLY start to add some of the hot milk into the egg mixture.
Do this by taking about 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture at a time and slowly adding it to the egg mixture while whisking. Do it slowly or you will have scrambled eggs!
Continue to incorporate the milk into the eggs until about half of it is mixed in.
Pour the tempered egg mixture into the pot on the stove with the remaining milk.
Cook on low heat until the mixture is thickened and the temperature is 170(egg safety).
Pour it into a bowl and allow to sit a room temperature until it is no longer steaming.
Stir in vanilla and vodka
Cover tightly and place into the refrigerator overnight.
Remove from fridge and remove the split vanilla bean pod.
Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufactures directions.
A few minutes before the ice cream is done, add the Nutella and peanut butter by the spoonful.
Add the banana. Continue in the ice cream maker for another minute or so.

Okay let's be honest, thats WAAYY too much work.
I'm going to buy vanilla ice cream and stir in peanut butter, nutella, and banana chunks
and i'll let y'all know how that turns out!
Haha

I got all of these recipes from pinterest!
Are you following me? Because you should be.

Pictures of my new apartment are coming sooooooon, so be patient :]
Also, I may not have outfit posts for a little while because I'm in the process of buying a new camera.
<3

9 comments:

  1. Those pasta crunchies look SO GOOD! Seems like an easy, quick thing to make too!

    YAY For the new apt, can't wait to see pics!

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  2. PS- following you on Pinterest now! Can't believe I wasn't!!!!

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  3. Congrats on your new place! Can't wait to see it. And great recipes!!

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  4. Yea moving, such a pleasure and a pain all at once. Comcast had a hold on out apartment (the lovely people before us left an outstanding bill on our lines) so me and the husband were without internet or tv for about 3 weeks til it got sorted out...doesn't sound so bad, but living like that was TORTURE by the end. Those recipes sound delicious! I'm totally trying the pasta crunchies with my famous spinach dip! Anyways, can't wait to read more on here, and maybe you can check out my new blog sometime soon. :)

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  5. pasta crunchies look like the most amazing thing ever. can i come crash at your place and stuff my face ;) i dont have much to offer in return except that i'm a mean french-braider!

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  6. Oh my gosh it all looks and sounds so delicious!

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  7. Uhh.. YUM! This all sounds so good :)

    xo, Classic Glam

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  8. Girl! HOW do you stay so skinny eating all that amazing food! P.S. we have the same taste lol
    You are such a rock star for going through what you have and just moving forward. You are picking up the pieces and making it work. You are such a strong person and have so much potential for the future :) I'm trying those pasta crunches! Holy geez they look delicious!

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  9. This food looks so yummy I need to make some of these! xx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.com

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