Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday lovebugs! I'll be back on Tuesday after the holiday!

Cookies and Creme Milkshakes
c/o Table for Two Blog

2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
4-5 Oreo’s
1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. In a blender, throw all your ingredients in and mix it up!
  2. If you like it thicker, use less milk. If you like it thinner, use more milk.
  3. Serve immediately, I mean, why wouldn’t you?

Cheesy Chicken Southwest Pasta Bake
1/2 pound whole grain pasta such as rotini
4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups diced onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
3 ears of corn, kernels removed
1/4-1/3 cup all purpose flour {depending on how much liquid the veggies give off}
2 cups chicken stock or milk
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt & pepper, to taste
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips


Start by boiling a large pot of water and cooking the pasta for half the time recommended on the box. Drain and set aside. In the same hot pot, melt butter and saute onions, garlic, peppers, jalapenos and corn until tender, 7 minutes or so. Sprinkle in flour and stir. Cook 2 minutes, then pour in chicken stock or milk. Increase heat to thicken sauce, then sprinkle in cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cheeses, cream, chicken and cooked pasta. Stir to combine and pour into large casserole dish. Top with crushed tortilla chips and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve.
Recipe Notes: I used chicken stock, but feel free to use milk to make a creamier sauce. Also, I ran out of cheddar cheese so I didn’t top my casserole with more cheese but would have liked to. If you wanted to be really crazy, top the chips with more cheese and salsa to get some nacho action. Holy guacamole that would be good.
Baked Donuts
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter-melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and alt. In another bowl, beat egg to blend with milk, 1/4 cup melted butter and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir just enough to moisten. Spoon into well-greased tin (I used one that I ordered from King Arthur Flour).
Bake until golden, about 8 minutes. Turn out onto a baking rack and frost with your favorite frosting recipe and top with anything you like!

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