Archive for August 2011

Poached Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives, and Green Beans

August 10, 2011

This was tasty.  The chicken itself doesn’t have that much flavor, but the topping is good.  I probably would have added more seasoning to the poaching water next time.  I ended up cooking the chicken a bit longer than called for because it was thick.  It stayed juicy and tender enough to cut with a fork.

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Baked White Polenta with Two Cheeses

August 10, 2011

Mmmm… this was a crowd favorite.  I used yellow polenta with cheddar and parmesan.  I also sautéed bell peppers, onions, and fresh corn in butter as a topping.

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Taco Seasoning

August 1, 2011

For 1 lb. ground beef/turkey, mix together:

  • 4 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper