Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Why Eat Out?

When you have a great wife like me to cook you delicious dinner?? Hubs & I have had a busy few weeks. I haven’t been able to cook in awhile & decided to go all out on Friday night. We really just wanted to catch up on a few things at home and watch Season 3 of House.

On the menu:
Fresh French Bread with Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan dipping oil
Ceasar Salad
Chicken Marsala with parmesan pecorino mashed potatoes
Double Chocolate Turtle Cake

I have not mastered the fresh bread making yet. So I made some dinner rolls that failed to rise & had to run to the grocery store & pick up some Pillsbury Crusty Bread. We had a bottle of Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan Dipping oil from Viansa so we thought we would try that out as well.

Next on the list Ceasar Salad. Also not something very difficult to make when you buy a kit made by Dole. (I am so very much Semi-Homemade right now). I have been wanting to make my own chicken marsala so I got a recipe from a friend & tried it out.
Chicken Marsala- Audrey, Mothchick
1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/4 cup cooking sherry
In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.
In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown.
Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Parmesan Pecorino Mashed Potatoes: I used my basic mashed potato recipe, milk, butter, potatoes(boiled & drained) I mashed these up, added some garlic Powder & pecorino cheese, then put them in an oven safe bowl & baked them for about 10 mins on 350. I snagged this idea from Elly.

And for dessert I made Double Chocolate Turtle Cake. Yep still trying to use up the caramels from our wedding.

Double Chocolate Turtle Cake
Cooking Light
I'll have to post the recipe later, myrecipes.com doesn't seem to want to find it.

Great dinner at home & wonderful spending time with the Hubs. Plus he was happy because he could drink his port with his chocolate cake.


Nemmie said...

Oh my gosh, that cake! The whole meal looks wonderful, but the cake is making me swoon. Yum. Post the recipe soon!

Renea said...

That cake just looks sinful...and delicious!