Cooking with R&R

I have decided to add a new category to my site called Cooking. I will attempt to outline several of the rather delicious meals that I prepare, plus share with you new recipes, tips and tricks, and any other culinary tidbits I may want to share. It’ll be like Food Network, without the hot chicks and the dirty old lady.

On a side note, have you ever really LISTENED to Paula Deen talk?? It’s so naughty! I sometimes have to turn her show off because I feel wrong listening to her say those things!

Moving on…..I’ll begin by listing what I made last night for dinner, how and what I changed about it, how it came out, and what I might do different in the future.

Chicken Saute with Green Olive Topping Served With Sauteed fresh Green Beans and Shaved Almonds

Changes from the listed recipe:

  1. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. The Wife and I like the flavor of the thighs better, even though they are a bit less healthy than chicken breast. (mmmmm fatty goodness)
  2. By accident, I used a tablespoon of Lemon Zest when it called for a teaspoon.
  3. I added Garlic Powder and Onion Powder to the chicken along with the Cumin and Cayenne Pepper.

How It Came Out:
The verdict on this was a general ‘It was OK’ from both the Wife and myself. I thought it lacked a bit of flavor and the cayenne was a bit much. The Wife said the lemon flavor was overwhelming to her, but that was my fault anyway. Also, our place smells like Body Odor from the Cumin.

How I would change it:
Since I thought it lacked flavor, I am thinking that I’d cut out the Cumin and Cayenne completely and go with my standard chicken flavoring routine (Celery Salt, Adobo(No Pepper), Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and Freshly Ground Pepper). I would also add some almonds to the topping. Since they were present with the Green beans, I had the chance to mix them in with the chicken and the topping while eating, and it really did taste good!

There you go. I suggest trying the recipe first and seeing what you think before getting all crazy. Unless you want to get all crazy, then by all means, have it it!

  1. #1 by The Wife on June 16, 2008 12:41 pm - 12:41 pm

    Mmmm juicy thighs. 🙂

  2. #2 by penners on June 17, 2008 9:24 am - 9:24 am

    Interesting concept. If we added a section like this for us lately it would look like this:
    1) open a bag of bertolli something
    2) cook following directions on the bag
    3) cook an extra piece of chicken or veggies
    4) cut up the extra cooked food, add it to the cooking bag
    5) eat

    It may not be exciting, but it sure is yummy and easy!

  3. #3 by RnR on June 17, 2008 9:46 am - 9:46 am

    Actually, my mother does that already. I had some the other night. She had a bag of the BowTie Pasta in Vodka sauce and added some Turkey Sausage to it. It was pretty damn good.

    Might give it a shot with Hot Italian Sausage sometime. 😉

  4. #4 by Sister on June 17, 2008 10:01 pm - 10:01 pm

    That’s funny…I thought I was the one who went to culinary school….hmmm haha

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