Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wearing Of The Green Milkshake™

This is a perfect treat for St. Patricks Day or anytime. I've used low fat milk and ice cream, but you can also use vegan milk and ice cream if desired. You can also use frozen yogurt if desired.

2 c vanilla ice cream 
1 c - 1  1/3 c low fat milk (adjust amount desired)
2 drops green food coloring
1 - 2  hard peppermint candies

In a blender combine ingredients. Blend for 20 - 40 seconds or until well blended.

Serves 4.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chicken Veronique™

Would you believe this was inspired by a 90's grilling infomercial? 

This a great recipe for late winter or anytime.

1 lb. boneless chicken breasts or thighs
2 T. oil
1 shallot chopped
1 clove garlic crushed, chopped
10 red or green grapes halved
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/3 - 1/2 c. heavy cream, (adjust amount desired)
1/8 c. white wine

Season both sides of chicken with salt, and pepper.

Peel shallot and garlic. Smash garlic and chop both garlic and shallot.

Preheat pan over medium high heat, lower heat to medium, add oil.

Add chicken and cook on 1 side for 7 - 9 min. 

Flip chicken over and cook on other side for 7 - 9 min more.  

Remove chicken from pan and transfer chicken to a dish. 

Lower heat to medium low, add oil, garlic and shallot.

 Carefully add wine. Saute for 1 - 2 min. 

Add cream, grapes and cook for 5 - 6 min. 

Return chicken to pan and place the dish the chicken was on in the sink.

 Cook chicken for another 4 - 5 min or until chicken is warm. 

To serve: 

Place chicken on a clean serving dish, spoon sauce over chicken.

Serves 4 - 6.