Lobster Ravioli with an Easy Cheese Sauce

Lobster Ravioli

 

This is one of my MOST simple recipes I will probably ever make on here. And it is ABSOLUTELY delicious (if I do say so myself)!

I used frozen Lobster Ravioli from Costco and made my own homemade cheese sauce with chopped fresh parsley sprinkled on top. I know, it looks and sounds wayyyy too fancy. But it’s not.

For the Cheese Sauce I used a small sauce pan over medium heat. I added 3 tbsp of butter, 1 1/2 cups of milk, and 1 cup of Monterey Jack Cheese. I let that cook, stirring until it the cheese had melted. When it had, I added 3 tbsp of all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp dry mustard, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp white or black pepper. Reduce heat and let that simmer for 5 minutes while continuing to stir. Then serve over your pasta or veggie dish.

  • This cheese sauce can also be used to make mac and cheese! (I’ll be doing a post on that recipe soon!)

 

 

 

Spicing up your Monday with a little Curry Chicken!

curry chicken

Let me just start by saying curry is one of my absolute favorite spices in all the kitchen! It’s a sweet yet savory spice that is typically used in Indian style cooking. (and who doesn’t love the taste of Indian food!)

I’d been really craving it for the past few weeks, so I decided to make some! So here is the recipe for my simple version of Curry Chicken.

Recipe:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion diced
  • 5 boneless chicken breasts sliced and cubed (mine were on the small side)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp of curry powder (or more depending on how much flavor you want)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (about half a 14 oz can)
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 table spoons of hot sauce (I used Tabasco sauce, but you could use sriracha)
  • Tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (optional depending on how hot you want it)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1.  Heat up a large pan with olive oil, over medium heat.
  2. Add your chopped onions and saute until slightly brown on the edges.
  3. Add your chopped up chicken and let that cook until it is cooked through.
  4. Add your minced garlic and let that cook until it becomes aromatic ( I say to add it now because you don’t want it to burn while waiting for the chicken to fully cook)
  5. Next add your curry powder and stir that in until everything is coated.
  6. Then add your coconut milk. Stir.
  7. Add your chicken broth, honey and hot sauce. Stir until combine. (now would be the time to add the cayenne pepper if you wanted also)
  8. Take a taste test to see if all the seasoning is right, to your liking.
  9. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Let simmer for 10 minutes
  11. Serve and enjoy!

I served mine over a bowl of Basmati Rice.

You can also serve it garnished with lime or cilantro.

 

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Are you Chicken? Don’t be and try this recipe!

chicken recipe

https://therecipecritic.com/2016/06/creamy-parmesan-garlic-mushroom-chicken/

 

I highly recommend trying this recipe out! It’s creamy and PACKED with yummy flavor! It was one of my Hubby’s favorite. He once had me make it two nights in a row!

Chicken and Bacon Tortellini Soup

 

It’s a cold rainy day in California. Perfect for soup!

And that’s exactly what I decided to make. I made a chicken and bacon tortellini soup.

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices of bacon ( I used Costco’s Farmers Applewood Smoked Thick Cut Bacon)
  • 1/2 a yellow onion chopped
  • 4 small chicken Breasts (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 a bag of frozen crinkle-cut carrots
  • 1/3 a bag of frozen peas
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 TBS of chicken flavored better than bouillon
  • 1 package of Tortellini pasta (I used the Costco Kirkland brand 5-cheese Tortellini)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Savory seasoning blend (my spice rack came with a pre-made one, but Italian seasoning would work just fine)
  • Dash of garlic powder

Directions:

  1.  Start by adding your bacon into your pot. Let that cook until it is a light golden color.
  2. Add the chopped onions straight into the pot. (Yes, with ALL that yummy bacon grease still in there! TRUST me, it’ll add so much flavor to the soup!)
  3. Once the onions look translucent add the chicken and let that baby cook and soak up all that yummy flavor.
  4. When the chicken is fully cooked, add your frozen peas and carrots and put the lid on the pot and let those steam and soften. (about 3 minutes)
  5. Add the chicken broth, 3 cups of water and the 1 Tbs of Better Than Bouillon.
  6. Mix that until combined. Add the Tortellini and let that come to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes (per tortellini package directions)
  7. Add a dash of garlic powder, the savory/Italian seasoning mix and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce to simmer for about 5 minutes to let all the flavors combine.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts, “Smell What!???”

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OK, I know this is probably one of the most dreaded vegetables in the culinary world. I COMPLETELY understand that. They smell funky, and they look like tiny little heads of cabbage that won’t amount to anything in life. But for those of you who like to live life on the edge and try new things, then here is a post for you!

I used to hate the idea of Brussel Sprouts. Everybody I know absolutely despises them.  But one day, back when my husband and I lived in our apartment, I got the bright idea to try them (or so I thought was a bright idea). I hopped on my laptop and started tapping away at the keys in search of a recipe that would make these “awefull” little green things possible taste decent.

Finally after MUCH searching I found a recipe that I thought could possibly be the trick! And I was RIGHT!

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts are the way to go! SERIOUSLY! They tasted amazing.

Now, I will always still keep in mind that they might not be for everyone. But they are healthy for you. So if you’re feeling daring enough, try this recipe out! (linked bellow).

Who knows, maybe it’ll change your mind too!

 

Recipe:

https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/roasted-garlic-brussels-sprouts/

(I took the liberty of also adding a little bit of honey to sweeten the Brussel Sprouts and that did just the trick to take it that extra mile!)

Mojito Lime Chicken

Mojito Lime Chicken

Hope Everyone is having a great Saturday!

I was feeling inspired today to type away and tell you about this amazing recipe that’s perfect for the weekend.

Now I can’t take full credit for this recipe because I used a seasoning packet-marinade and followed the directions on the back. But I’m fully ok with that because this marinade is AMAZING!

seasoning packet

(This is the packet I’m talking about!)

 

I marinated the chicken for about 3 hours and fried it up in a frying pan on the stove. I paired it with a side of mashed potatoes and mixed veggies (broccoli and carrots) seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

If that doesn’t sound like a great weekend dinner, then I don’t know what else would!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Have a great weekend!