Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cheese Fondue

A must have at our house at least once a month. A dinner my kids gobble up.

2 loaves French bread cut into cubes

1/2 lb. Swiss or Emmenthallar cheese, shredded
1/2 lb. Gruyere or smoked swiss, shredded
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 tsp dry mustard
pinch nutmeg

Combine above ingredients in a bowl so the dry ingredients are evenly mixed throughout the cheese.

1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
1 cup white wine, apple juice or white grape juice

Combine in a fondue pot and set on medium low; if using wine, the alcohol will burn out. When liquid is bubbly, slowly add the cheese mixture one handful at a time. Keep stirring and add more cheese till all is incorporated. Turn pot down to WARM. Serve with bread cubes and enjoy.

We usually add a nice big green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers to round out the meal.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

look ma, I cooked fish

Telapia with lemon and garlic:

-telapia, rinsed and patted dry with paper towel
-lemon juice
-1 tablespoon melted butter

--put rinsed and dried telapia on a foil covered pan, that has been sprayed with Pam. Put lemon juice on whole fish, then melted butter, then sprinkle parsley.pepper.and garlic on top. cook at 375* for 30 minutes and no longer. When you take it out of the oven it should break apart with a fork really easily. Sprinkle some parmesan on top for finishing touch and squeeze a little bit more lemon on top for some extra zing!

{i have never cooked fish in my life, let alone enjoyed it. This is a really summery fun recipe}

Friday, May 1, 2009

parmesan chicken

this meal is super duper easy. and the clean up is lovely. 
-chicken breast
-saltine crackers

-First you soak the chicken in the butter, until well soaked and seeped in..just a tad. {we added some of our own herbs to the butter mixture and salt and pepper}
-Then, you crush the saltines in a bag, until broken down. and dip each piece of chicken in mixture until coated.
-put on tin foil covered pan and sprinkle {i doused them} with parmesan cheese.
-put in oven for 30 minutes. at 350 degrees

We put with marinara sauce/ranch. you can put it with the classic pasta dish as well. it's easy and fun. good luck. :D