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Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

So the other day I wrote about the delicious buttered parsley noodles. And while they were amazing the show stopper was definitely the chicken. The amount of flavour in this chicken dish was amazing. Just by tasting it you would think it would be a complex process to achieve the flavours, but I am here to tell you that’s not the case. You can have a gourmet meal on the dinner table and you won’t be slaving in the kitchen for hours to get it. In the cookbook See mentions that you’ll want to slurp up the sauce and she was right. Next time we might even serve the sauce with mashed potatoes so we don’t loose any of it. I’ve written about quite a few of the recipes I’ve made from The Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks and what I really like is with a quick google search you can find similar or even the exact recipe from the book. So here’s a link if you want to give this chicken a try. And here’s how we plated ours up 🙂

Buttered Parsley Noodles

Have you ever overlooked a recipe then for whatever reason you decide to give it a try and you think why on earth did I wait so long to make this recipe. Well that’s what happened with me. I was browsing thru my pioneer woman cookbook and stumbled upon the noodle recipe I knew my kids would eat as a side dish to our main course. I managed to find a very similar recipe online so I’ll post it here. Trust me it’s a simple yet delicious side dish. Everyone enjoyed it and the kids have requested I make them again soon! Stay tuned for my next post to see the amazing chicken dish I made to accompany these noodles.

Sourdough Skillet

I love having a sourdough starter. However sometimes it gets away on me. I think I’ll be using it so I feed it and then all of a sudden I have a bunch of extra starter I need to bake with. So I remembered seeing a YouTuber make a sourdough skillet among other recipes and set out to find her blog. If you need a recipe for sourdough you have got to check out farmhouseonboone.com . She also has great YouTube videos on how to make and maintain your sourdough, life on a homestead etc. Here’s the recipe I tried tonight.

Although the top looks a little darker then I would like it definitely wasn’t burnt. I added whatever veggies I had on hand. Some carrots, onions, celery, broccoli and peppers. I don’t think there’s a combination of veggies that would be bad in here.

So if you have a lot of sourdough your looking to use. I highly recommend this recipe.

Just like Ma Ingalls

As some of you may know I homeschool my three kiddos. We love to read and have been working our way thru The Little House On The Prairie series. Recently we finished reading By The Shore Of Silver Lake. There’s one chapter that describes Caroline making some sourdough Biscuits and sausage gravy. They described it so well that the kids asked if we could please look in our Little House cookbooks and make a batch. But their requests didn’t end there. They wanted to make it a challenge as well. They wanted to compare store bough canned biscuits to Ma Ingalls biscuits. And it’s no surprise that the from scratch sourdough biscuits won the challenge. Here’s an amazon link to the cookbook I found the recipe in. I’m sure now that we’ve dipped our toes into cooking like Ma Ingalls we will definitely be trying more recipes in the cookbook.

The more I homeschool (we are going on year 8 this year), the more I realize that schooling varies from day to day. We have our bookwork and written assignments to do for sure. But if you instil a little bit of fun with making a read a loud book come to life thru art projects and cooking, you will be teaching them many skills without them even realizing it. How to measure flour, how to measure liquids, how to measure butter etc just a few skills they picked up by making these biscuits and they get to enjoy the fruits of their labor in the process.

These are the sourdough Biscuits with sausage gravy on top.

Ginger Steak Salad

Today is another meal I tested out from my Pioneer Woman Cookbook. And this meal did not disappoint. I would serve this to guests, for a dinner party, for an at home date night or just for a regular night of the week when you wanted to eat and amazing meal. The best part about this meal is it’s not complicated but definitely tastes like something that should be serve an upscale restaurant. The ginger, the white wine vinegar, the brown sugar, the garlic in the marinate make this steak so flavourful and tender. Then you throw in the mixed greens with the green onions and cherry tomatoes it’s a winning combo for sure.

Now don’t you worry if you don’t have the cookbook I was luckily able to find a link to a very similar recipe, but I highly recommend you do purchase the cookbooks.

So what are you waiting for run to your kitchen and make this tonight 🙂

Breakfast Wraps for Dinner

On days when it’s been hectic or I am just too tired I always tend to fall back on breakfast for dinner. It’s filling, comforting and delicious. So tonight I decided to make some scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage and wrap it in a tortilla and call it dinner. Everyone enjoyed it and I’m sure we will be making this meal again.

Pesto Turkey Pesto Orzo

I was recently watching a YouTuber and she made this recipe . I decided to try it out but made a few adjustments for our families preferences. I already had ground chicken defrosted so that was the first thing I changed, I didn’t put in the zucchini and I used frozen peas and carrots mixture instead of corn. It was an absolute delicious meal and I highly recommend you give the original or mine version a try.

Pizza Muffins

These delicious muffins are a quick and delicious way to make pizza without going thru the effort of making the dough or picking up the phone and ordering take out. They’re also portable so you can take them with you as you’re heading out the door. You can make them basic like I did here or add in any fixings you would to your favourite pizza.

The best part about these muffins is they start with a base of Bisquick baking mix and other staples your most like to have around the house. And they only take 15 minutes to bake. That’s faster then grabbing take out and will also save you some cash.

I made this batch regular size muffins but you can also make them into mini muffins for a party or toddlers.

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Pizza Muffins

Servings 12 muffins

Equipment

  • muffin tin
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Bisquick mix
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup cut up pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix all ingredients except pizza sauce in a large mixing bowl. Divide into greased 12 regular muffin tins or 24 mini muffin tins
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping.

Breakfast for Dinner

I am a huge fan of breakfast foods. However I am far from being a morning person lol. So what better way to enjoy the foods you like then to make Breakfast for Dinner. I also had my youngest asking me for some Greek yogurt pancakes I had made previously. The kid has taste as these pancakes come from my Pioneer Woman cookbook. Don’t worry here’s a link I found to the recipe we used. These pancakes are delicious and fluffy and we may have added a few chocolate chips when cooking them.

I wanted to have something besides pancakes so I decided to make a breakfast Casserole. It was delicious and more then enough to feed us for a few day. So leftovers for breakfast lol. This recipe couldn’t be any easier to make come together. I used some frozen potatoes that had bacon bits, onions and bell peppers already in it, some shredded cheese, some cottage cheese and some eggs. Don’t worry I’ll give you the measurements down below in the recipe card. But if you’re comfortable in the kitchen you can pretty much add whatever you want to this casserole.

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Breakfast Casserole

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Servings 15

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • whisk or mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 cups Frozen potatoes O'Brian this dish will cook faster if you defrost your potatoes first but if you forget just a longer cook time
  • 1 cup Shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Bacon bits or cooked diced bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir all the ingredients together. Pour into the greased 9×13 baking dish
  • Cook for 40-60 minutes or until eggs are set and everything is cooked thru.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe reheats well and freezes well if you want to meal prep. 

Call Me Julia Child

Have you seen the new Julia Childs show on Prime video? If you haven’t you have to check it out. I have so many of her recipes that I am excited to try but just like Episode 1 of the TV series I decided the best place to start would be an Omelette! I might not quite have the rolled omelette techniques down yet but the taste was delicious. Now I of course couldn’t just make a plain Omelette I filled it with some sautĂ©ed mushrooms and shredded cheese. I am hoping to get my hands on the Julia Childs cookbooks or maybe someone will order them for me from Amazon (hint hint husband lol)

Making this omelette only take a few staple ingredients. You will need 1 tbsp of butter, 2 eggs and some salt and pepper. The like I mentioned I added some sautéed mushrooms and shredded cheese.

Heat your pan over medium high heat and melt butter. Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk with salt and pepper. Once butter is melted add the eggs to the pan and swirl around then put on heat and let set. After the eggs are set and cooked add cheese and mushrooms then attempt to roll the omelette and make picture perfect lol. But in all seriousness even if you don’t roll or fold it perfectly it will still taste amazing!