Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Morning Flapjacks

4 egg yolks
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
2 cups milk
4 egg whites

Place all ingredients except egg whites in large mixing bowl, and beat with mixer until well blended.

In seperate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold beaten egg whites in batter.

Cook on hot griddle. Make small cakes by using 1 tblsp. batter for each cake, turn when top surface is dry. Serves 4 to 5 persons. And they're just as good on Monday through Saturday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Not Your Usual Chicken Sandwich

Plain Bagels lightly toasted
Spinach leaves-washed and trimmed
Chive and Onion cream cheese
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Sandwich-thawed, rinsed, and dried.
garlic powder
onion powder

Place chicken in between plastic wrap and pound until they are even in thickness. I use my rolling pin :)

Put a generous amount of olive oil in a pan and let heat. Season chicken on both sides with all seasonings-be generous!!

When chicken is cooked through, spread cream cheese on the bagel, and stuff with chicken breast and spinach. YUM.

I serve this with roasted asparagus and brussel sprouts.

Don't gag!! Brussel sprouts are wonderful this way!! Trim them, cut them into halves or quarters, toss in olive oil, season GENEROUSLY with garlic salt and pepper and then bake at 450 until dark and yummy.

You will never turn your nose up at brussel sprouts again...

Chicken Tortellini Toss

1 pkg. frozen tortellini or 2 9 oz. packages refridgerated
4 cups broccoli florets and/or cauliflower florets
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with italian herbs
1/2 a jar sun dried tomato pesto
1 9 oz. pkg. grilled chicken breast strips (I cook my chicken itself-I use two large breasts and season well with salt and pepper, bake in oven or cook in skillet in strips)
Parmesan cheese

IN a Dutch oven cook tortellini according to package directions. Steam broccoli OR you can add it to the pasta during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking time. I use the new broccoli steamers that steam in the microwave.

Return all ingredients to the Dutch oven.

Stir in undrained tomatoes, pesto and chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until heated through. Garnish with Parmesan.