Friday, January 7, 2011

Hey Food (bad beatles pun)

SO, I've cleaned out my camera, and will start to take new pictures of food now. I'll try to tell you what this stuff is.

Top: Centalini Pasta in the broth from roasting a chicken, the thigh of said roasted chicken, and sauted green beans and yellow squash with seasoned bread crumbs. I'm pretty sure I've covered roasting a chicken before, and pasta tossed in broth should be self explanatory, the beans and squash are a regular in our house, fresh veg of any kind are an arm an a leg here, so I get the frozen bags of each (this makes the squash pretty mushy, so I pair it with the nice crisp beans). If you've ever had fried zucchini in a restaurant you'll get this next step. When the veggies are just about done I toss in a couple of hand fulls of Italian seasoned bread crumbs it's the same flavor of the fried zucchini w/o it being fried.

Second: thinly sliced beef (here it's labeled as Sukiyaki) cooked with Soy, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar (I think that was it?) and then I tossed in some steamed broccoli and carrot slices. put over rice.

Third: Fetichini Alfredo with Broccoli and mushrooms, and some Parmesan encrusted chicken strips. I seasoned the chicken strips with herbs (?) and then coated them with a good layer of Parmesan cheese and baked them. The cheese turns into a crust. tada!

Fourth: Pan fried pork chop, asparagus and bacon, angel hair and mushrooms. The pasta also has a little sauce I made from the bacon drippings, nothing fancy, I just sauted the mushrooms in the pan drippings, and added some other stuff (this was a while ago, so I don't remember what I did, but I do stuff like this all the time).

Bottom: Brie Puffs. I described how to make these in my Christmas post, I made a super fancy dinner for our anniversary (Oct 7) I failed to take a pic of it tho, well of anything besides the puffs, cause we ate it before I remembered. Paired with the puffs I made asparagus and bacon, seared tuna steaks, angel hair pasta with scallops in a cream and caper sauce. Dh helped with the whole cooking process, a rarity in our house! And we had a quite night in.


  1. we ate it before I remembered

    Understandable; I kind of want to dive into these dishes! I shouldn't read your posts before dinner, my stomach is growling!

    I've been meaning to ask you, have you been trying out interesting Asian seasonings & selections? If so, you should post some! :)

  2. your food looks very pretty. I love carrots! I might try the bonny briefs from your christmas post, they look fun!

  3. Addie, we do eat some Asian things, I'll blog some more of it. I recently learned how to make Giyoza (pork and cabbage dumplings) and we eat a lot of rice and lightly seasoned meat dishes.

    Thank you Ruth! I try to make it look good as well as taste good, last night (forgot to take a pic of any of it) DH was half way thru with the meal and said "this is VERY GOOD...." (you could hear the but coming) "but it's all the same color" Some nights I fail in the appearance category. All the food was golden brown/yellow/light green.

  4. Did you ever see the Sesame Street song where they sing "Hey Food" with Cookie Monster and The Beetles?

  5. I did, that's where I got the bad pun. I thought if I just left it as "Hey Food" without the clue no one would get it. and any other line in the song was far too long for a title.

  6. Omg everything looks amazingly yummy!
    I love stir fry Zuchinnis! Yumm! Do you use olive oil to stir fry them?

  7. yeah I mostly use Olive oil for cooking, I use Veggie oil for deep frying, and butter for flavor in dishes, or baking, but Olive oil for regular cooking.