Wednesday, June 22, 2011

For 2: Chicken Ranch Roll-up

Easiest dinner ever!  We had these chicken ranch roll-ups before tennis practice the other night and they were really good.  Spinach, tomatoes, onion, chicken, cheese and a tortilla – yum!  Served with some cut up fruit, yes please!  This went from ingredients to a meal in less than 15 minutes and the kitchen didn’t get crazy hot; huge plus!  

What are your favorite things to put in a roll-up? Or wrap as fancy people call them…

Sincerely Loving Food,

2 handfuls of spinach, 1/4 of an onion finely diced, 1/2 a tomato seeded and diced

2 Grilled Chicken breasts sliced

 Throw it in the bowl with some ranch dressing

Give it a toss

In a tortilla with some pecorino romano


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Stolen Recipe Success

The number one question people ask me is where I get the ideas/inspiration for my recipes.  Well, I read food blogs and watch Food Network like a crack addict. Today I am sharing with you 3 links to things I have made recently that were huge successes.  This first is an awesome Steakhouse Burger made by Josie at Pink Parsley; then one of the best breakfasts I have ever had: a Croque Madame by Jessica at The Novice Chef; and the last is a delicious Steak Arugula salad by (my idol) The Barefoot Contessa.

I first saw this Steakhouse Mushroom Burger on Pink Parsley and then again when The Pioneer Woman featured her a couple of weeks later.  I knew that the husband would LOVE this and who am I kidding – I would too!  I didn’t have all the ingredients for the Creamed Spinach Sauce so I left it off and we used normal buns instead of Texas Toast, but it was still delicious.  Other than that I followed her recipe, and man was this good!  Check out Josie’s blog – I really need to get some photography tips from her!  Sorry this picture is terrible - I forgot to take one till I was half way done...woops!

Jessica at The Novice Chef posted this amazing Twist on a Croque Madame back in November. Coincidentally the FH and I had just registered for a waffle maker – well we got the waffle maker and this little gem was the first thing we made with it.  DELICIOUS!  Jessica is too funny – you should add her blog to your reader!

Finally, I LOVE Ina Garten.  Whenever I have an ingredient I want to use or the beginning of an idea I always check out her recipes for what to do.  Our friends, Joey and Crystal, gave us an AMAZING wedding gift – a ton of stuff from Omaha Steaks!  Earlier this week I pulled some filets out of the freezer and went to to see what ideas Ina had for them.  I selected this grilled filet and arugula salad – freaking delicious!  Served with a little bruschetta – it was the perfect summer dinner!  And oh yeah, I used pecorino instead of parm because I am cheap, but it was still so, so good!

I hope you enjoy these recipes!  And I am looking for blogs to add to my reading list, please let me know about your favorite blogger, TV personality, and recipe!
Sincerely Loving Food,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Easy Cheater Meal

I have written before about my love for Chinese food, it's like my favorite - stir fry, dim sum, egg rolls, lo mein...I love it all!  Tonight we are having Chinese food and I am super pumped!  Have you tried these:

I think they are pretty good!  I mean not like the best Chinese Food I've ever had or anything, but considering they $7 and take like all of 8 minutes to make and only gets one pan dirty in the process, I call it a winner!  Tonight we are trying the Beef with Broccoli.  Last time we had Kung Pao Chicken and it was good, so I am excited to try a new one.  I have some Kroger Premium Select Brand Crab Rangoons (pretty delicious) which bake in the oven for like 10 minutes chilling in my freezer so I think those will be our appetizer - fancy, huh?

I know this isn't the most impressive meal ever, but sometimes you I have like 58 thank you notes to write and not alot of time to make dinner so I gotta do what I gotta do.  And if you are going to take a short cut in my as well bein the realm of your favorite cuisine, right?  Do you turn to the freezer section when you need a quick dinner?  What is your easy meal favorite?  What is your favorite international cuisine?