Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper? Part 2

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Zookeeper9000, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Ooooo! was sitting here at work billing insurance companies - BORING [​IMG] and wondering [​IMG] about what to have for dinner - the light came on [​IMG] - [​IMG] Chicken Marsala! [​IMG] Now my stomach is growling!!

    Will have to stop at store to get mushroom but will be worth. Plus its really easy and fast. I need to get at least 5 dozen of my zucchini patties made tonight before the last of my zukes go south for the winter.

    Have a nice dinner everyone!

    Sandee
     
  2. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Quote:Ugh! I feel your pain! That's what I get to do tomorrow, bill insurance companies. But, at least I get to do it from home. [​IMG]

    Chicken Marsala sounds sooooo good! Do you have a recipe to share???? [​IMG]

    It's too hot here to cook so we ordered take-out Mexican tonight. Easy!
     
  3. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DD called wed. night, county att. wants her to wait a couple of days to see if the police can find her little one. If there is no news by sometime today, they are aressting step-mother and charging her with kidnapping. Hopefully then she will tell them where she is. They are letting the father sit and rot in jail for a while before they extridite him. They will make sure that THIS time he loses all rights the these girls also-several years ago he lost rights to his first two daughters with his first wife. I hope they take step-mohter and father's new baby away from them. How can anyone think that they can raise a child after all that has gone on?! So now we are waiting for a phonecall to start a road trip to get our sweet DGD as soon as they find her. Talked to the older one we got back already on wed. She is sooo very happy. She had her first day of kindergarten(3wks late!!!) on wed. She loved it! She had been looking forward to it all year, then had to miss out for a bit. That shows that they didn't even have her enrolled in school before they hid her. Their brother is very worried about his little sister, but glad his other one is home. All this has gone into federal charges now, they both doomed themselves to hell!

    It was very hot with only single digit humidity here for the last three days. If you go outside, the air sucks all moisture out of your mouth. I put a roast in the crockpot. DH and I were here smelling it all day, wanting to eat it . It was very good, had leftover mashed pot., leftover rice, and green beans with it, I have been trying to bake cookis all week. I am either gone with DH to DMIL's house or it is WAY to hot to turn the oven on. When I make cookies I like to make BIG batches so I have some for a while. This one makes 7doz.! So I will bake some and freeze some to bake later. I've had to put my freshly baked bread in the fridge(I hate that) because with the heat it has been molding in two days!

    Tonight is easy, the leftover cornish pastie type things, I think rice this time and broccoli. I think I will put a cheese sauce over all this time, make them a little different. Left over washington apple cake for dessert.

    Thank you for your continued prayers and concern,
    Monica
     
  4. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:Monica

    I have not followed your story since the beginning - but wanted to know if counseling might be in order for the children. Depending on what has transpired they may qualify for counseling through the California Victim Witness program (it is free to the recipient). It is design to assist those who have been a witness to a crime, domestic violence and a host of other traumatic situations. Here is the link if you want to review.

    http://da.co.la.ca.us/vwap/vwap.htm#services

    I work for a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and we see clients under this program and getting help for children early on can help with diminishing problems in the future.

    Hope I'm not butting in too much.

    Sandee
     
  5. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    that is a wonderful idea. no telling what they have told the girls about their mom or grandma.. i would imagine that mommy hates them and things like that....gl and i am hopping you get the little one soon
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2009
  6. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:Ugh! I feel your pain! That's what I get to do tomorrow, bill insurance companies. But, at least I get to do it from home. [​IMG]

    Chicken Marsala sounds sooooo good! Do you have a recipe to share???? [​IMG]

    It's too hot here to cook so we ordered take-out Mexican tonight. Easy!

    Here is the recipe for Chicken Marsala. If you are Costco member or see in stores - I use the frozen "chicken tenders" (small fillet off chicken breasts). Pull out the number I want thaw in cold water for about 15-20 and I'm off to the stove!! I always have a bag in the freezer and they save me all the time when I have forgotten to take something out.

    The following recipe is the recommended side and it does go perfectly. Have made this meal for guest several times and everyone love it.

    Anyway here goes: This recipe is from All Recipes.com Rate: 4 3/4 stars by 1,593 cooks!

    Chicken Marsala

    Ingredients:
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves -
    pounded 1/4 inch thick 4 tablespoons butter
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    1 cup sliced mushrooms
    1/2 cup Marsala wine
    1/4 cup cooking sherry

    Directions:
    1. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.
    2. In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown. Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.


    Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

    Ingredients:
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
    1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

    Directions:
    1. Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
    2. Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.
    3. Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.

    Enjoy

    Sandee
     
  7. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    cknmom - Thanks so much for the update. Please keep us informed. I imagine that DGD will be produced the moment that the ball starts rolling. I hope and pray that it is soon. I'm so glad to hear that the older DGD has started Kindergarten. How sweet! Stay cool out there. It HAS been hot, hasn't it?!!

    Dragonfly Ranch - Thanks so much for the recipes!! I'm going to print them out and give them a try. I have everything on hand except for the mushrooms. DD hates them with a passion, but thankfully she's willing to pick them out. Consequently, we don't have them often. [​IMG] Are you using fresh parmesan in the orzo or the stuff in the green can?

    I'm not sure about dinner tonight. Hot. Hot. Hot. Happy hour sounds nice. [​IMG]
     
  8. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about dinner tonight. Hot. Hot. Hot. Happy hour sounds nice.

    [​IMG] I agree, lets start now, I think a watermelon daiquiry or margarita or something like that is in order. Mmmm, I have watermelon, margarita fixin's and rum....come on over and we'll fix some [​IMG]

    We're having spaghetti sauce. I started it in the crockpot last night. Browned ground beef, onions, peppers and garlic. Frozen tomato sauce (prior leftovers), fresh chopped tomatoes, grated carrot, grated zucchini. Has been simmering all night and day. Still need to add oregano and basil. The house smells so good.

    I am so glad I started this last night. It is way too hot to cook today. (had the sprinkler on for the chickens most of the afternoon) All we have to cook later is a mess o' susghetti. Got tomatoes, cukes and lettuce in the fridge for a salad.

    I should put a melon in the fridge too. SO likes 'em cold.

    And everything, but the beef came from the garden.

    cknmom - I'm still praying for the safe and speedy return of your DGD!!!!​
     
  9. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:For you DD you can easily separate a piece of chicken to the side and not put any mushrooms on it. A friend of mine is the same and I did that and he loved it and not a single mushroom on the his plate.

    I use only fresh parmesan cheese. You could if you want but a good fresh parmesan will be better since it is the main flavoring agent.

    Going with a comfort dish for dinner - homemade fish sticks made from Tilapia, tater tots and peas. Oh and of course plenty of Tarter sauce.


    Sandee
     
  10. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fried chicken and potato vegetable hash. Fresh tomato salsa and chips.

    cknmom, Hope your DGD has been found!!
     

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