Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sauteed Mushrooms

I've always liked mushrooms, but lately I might be a tiny bit OBSESSED.  Mmmmmmmmmmm, they are just soooooo yummy!  Unfortunately, I am the only one in my family who feels this way, so I've been trying out some easy ways to prepare mushrooms for just myself. This is my favorite way right now.  I whip these up for myself for lunch all the time.  Eat them with a little fruit and bread on the side - awesome!  They would also be excellent on a burger, porkchops, or just as a side dish when you have company.  Oh, mushrooms, I am in love!

  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • butter
  • dry Italian salad dressing mix (I've also heard ranch is good...)
Melt the butter in a frying pan over low heat.  Mix in the dry dressing mix and then the mushrooms.  Cook on low, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until mushrooms are very tender.  Your house will smell like a gourmet restaurant.  Eat them hot for a heavenly experience. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Honey Sauced Chicken

We tried this new crock pot chicken recipe the other night and LOVED it!  This recipe was found on MMM...Cafe's website.  I also used the photo they had posted . . . looks yummy!

This recipe only serves 2, so we always double...or triple! :)

  • 3/4 pound chicken (of your choice) 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper 
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion flakes) 
  • 1/8 cup ketchup 
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 
Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours. Chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles. To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal: Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8x8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Serves 2.