Chicken And Noodle Mommy Recipe

One 2- to a few-pound chicken fryer, split
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
half medium onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/four teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon floor thyme
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
16 oz. frozen domestic-fashion egg noodles(inclusive of Reame(TM)s)
3 tablespoons all-reason flour
Splash of half of-and-half of, non-obligatory
2 teaspoons finely minced sparkling parsley

Start by means of placing the chook in a pot and masking it with water. Deliver the water to a boil, and then lessen the heat to low. Simmer for forty five minutes. Remove the hen from the pot. Set the chicken apart to chill in brief.

Shred the chook with 2 forks, reserving the bones. Go back the bones to the pot and boil for 20 mins. Cast off the bones from the pot and discard.

Add the shredded fowl, carrots, celery and onions to the pot. Then add the salt, pepper, thyme and turmeric. Bring the aggregate to a mild boil, after which lessen the heat and simmer for 10 mins. Stir within the noodles; no want to thaw them first!

Last,, blend the flour with half cup water till smooth. Stir the flour aggregate, the splash of half of and 1/2 (if you're into that type of factor) and the minced parsley into the pot. Simmer till the noodles are smooth, approximately 15 mins, tasting and including more salt if wished on the cease. The soup need to be thick and stew-like and your kitchen need to odor like home.

Recipes for lemon bird


FOR THE fowl:
three 8-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
2 eggs
1 ½ cups potato flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 half of- 2 cups peanut oil

½ cup clean lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch


Butterfly the bird breasts, then slice them lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick strips. reduce the strips in half of, region in a bowl and refrigerate.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs till clean. regularly beat in half of cup of the potato flour. mix inside the baking soda and 1 teaspoon of the salt. cover and refrigerate for half-hour. region the closing potato flour in a bowl, season with the closing 1/2 teaspoon salt and set apart.
prepare the sauce: combine the lemon juice and zest, sugar, vinegar, salt and three/4 cup water in a saucepan and place over medium heat. In a bowl, stir collectively 1/2 cup of the sauce and the cornstarch. transfer this combination again to the pan. Simmer for 15 minutes.
place a wok over medium-high warmness and upload the oil. running in batches, cook dinner the chook: dredge a small portion of hen in the egg combination. Shake off excess egg from the chook and coat it in the seasoned potato flour. Shake again. lower the bird into the hot oil one piece at a time. prepare dinner till crisp, about 2 mins in keeping with aspect. Drain on paper towels. set up hen in a shallow bowl. Reheat the sauce and pour it over the hen.

A Quake and Current Happenings

I felt an earthquake at 5am this morning! My first time in a long time and I jumped to cover Tessa but she was sound asleep. It lasted about three second and was an aftershock after the first one I slept through. All is good and thank God we're safe.I do older posts lined up but I tend to give you the current happenings when we are going on a road trip. Again? Yes, for a special time with my family at the beach. Also, to squeeze in more of the summer. We have another long trip after this before we go back to Thailand. As much as I like taking road trips, I just want to go home. I know I know. Really I'm almost all pack to go!

Despite all the busyness I'll enjoy whatever time I have left here. Like walking outside to the backyard in the cool crisp air. I'm going to really miss the autumn air. It's my favorite time of the year.  Picking up a plumeria bloom and put it behind Tessa's ear for a 'no smile' picture. I do prefer these captured moments more as I do get frustrated at trying to get the '1-2-3 smile' ones.

That I can still cook something like Korean-Japanese fried brown rice. Tessa inhaled it for days.

My version of healthy instant noodles with white chicken meat, an egg, herbs and crispy romain lettuce. 
Being able to join the ladies every Tuesday morning for bible study here in our home church. Currently studying the book of Colossians. How can I not love Colossians? And the special touch of purple.

While I Have The Energy To Cook

Sardines in tomatoe sauce and beef stew

Tonight I cook two dishes play, one is a tomatoe sauce canned sardines in Southeast Asia which is a version of canned tuna. One day I was craving for a sardine I made this dish as spicy and lots of spices like I wanted. So while making dinner for beef stew I just go ahead and make it for lunch tomorrow. Yes, to save time! How to Thursday you'll have so far?

Parsley and pumpkin seed pesto Recipe

Parsley and pumpkin seed pesto
This pesto sauce makes a tasty change from the traditional basil and pine nut version, and it’s much cheaper to make — have you seen the price of pine nuts lately!
We make it with fresh flat-leaf parsley and toasted pumpkin seeds, plus Parmesan, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a touch of lemon juice. The parsley and lemon create a really fresh-tasting pesto which is complemented by the delicious nutty flavor of the toasted pumpkin seeds.
You can toss this pesto with pasta, of course, but it’s also really yummy spread on bruschetta and in Italian-style sandwiches, stirred into soups (such as Minestrone), and it can even be used as a pizza sauce. We’ve also mixed this pesto with leftover rice and used it to stuff vegetables like tomatoes and peppers before baking.
In addition to being tasty, thrifty and versatile, this pesto is also really good for you. Parsley contains immune-boosting antioxidants, as well as disease-fighting vitamins and minerals; pumpkins seeds are packed with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids; olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated fats; and garlic protects against cancers and heart disease. As an added bonus, you can enjoy this pesto without fear of garlic breath because the parsley will help counteract the pungent flavor of raw garlic and freshen your breath at the same time.
.. Parsley and pumpkin seed pesto
A deliciously different (and frugal) pesto made with toasted pumpkin seeds and fresh flat-leaf parsley. Great tossed with pasta, stirred into soups, or used as a dip or spread.
1 cup tightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds—lightly toasted
1 garlic clove—roughly chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

PLACE all ingredients, except the olive oil, in a food processor or blender. WHILE you process, slowly pour in the olive oil until the mixture turns into a smooth paste (you may have to scrape the sides occasionally).
Variation: Add 1 chopped small red chili or ½ teaspoon of dried red chili flakes for a bit of heat.

Europe Road Trip: Bellagio, Lake Como

Everyone has a list of places they want to see before they die. if you have not already done so, add lake como to the list! Oh, my God. heaven on earth. god's own country, to steal this kerala tagline. I do not think italy can get more beautiful then sardinia but I obviously have not seen the lake district of Italy. only a few hours outside of Milan, this area of ​​Italy offers the most beautiful view of the lake with a backdrop of the Alps glorious. adding that attractive and decorated quaint Italian village along the lake and you have hours and hours of wonderful discovery. Lugano lake, lake maggiore and lake como are three lakes. after much research by my friend, d, we categorized the lake como and specifically the village of Bellagio on lake como. have you been to the Lake District in Italy? What do you think about that

This is a place to park yourself in to explore the lake. We stayed at the hotel Silvio has a great restaurant with a view of the lake. just remember to book a lake view room!

Europe Road Trip: Lucerne, Switzerland

So we decided to fly out of zurich instead milan so that we can add in switzerland for this wonderful holiday. although h and I have been to several cities before, we did not see the countryside. driving from Lake Como in northern Italy through the Alps to Luzern in Switzerland turned to be a perfect opportunity to experience first hand the perfect picture swiss countryside with incredible lush green panorama. the most interesting part of the drive will be through the 17 km tunnel through the mountains. just get in and out of the tunnel ordeal given two hours of traffic and that the two paths merge into one. it is a bit of a drag but a very unique experience. I must confess to being clausterphobic though and after the first five kms, I can not wait for the tunnel to end. you can imagine there are stuck in the traffic jam or something?!

We spent the night in Luzern which seems to be a favorite with Indian cities - we are everywhere! we did not get much time to do a walk (besides a brisk walk by the lake) when we arrived late at night but we managed to dinner fondue that r1 and r2 really loved. it is a very new experience for them. r1 really liked dipping the bread in the fondue boiling stones. r2 did not care much for the cheese fondue but chomped down banana bits dunked in milk chocolate fondue. h and I enjoyed champagne fondue and mushrooms. we were all a little sad that night as it was the last day of our trip. Our drive to zurich bright and early to catch a flight back to bombay swiss air.

so that's it. hope you enjoy your trip European travel diary as much as we enjoy the adventure. sorry I did not keep the promise of blogging every day! Also, we went back two weeks ago - just explain since some of you think I'm still on vacation. back to blogging in bombay now.

Apple Pie Secret Family Recipe

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ½ kilos apples, peeled and cored, then reduce into wedges (five massive honeycrisps will do it)
¼ teaspoon floor allspice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons all-motive flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 recipe all-motive pie dough
1 egg, lightly overwhelmed

Soften butter in a massive saute pan set over medium-excessive heat and add apples to the pan. Stir to coat fruit with butter and cook, stirring sometimes. In the meantime, whisk together the spices, salt and .75 cup sugar, and sprinkle this over the pan, stirring to mix. Decrease heat and cook until apples have began to melt, approximately five to 7 mins. Sprinkle the flour and cornstarch over the apples and hold to cook, stirring occasionally, every other three to 5 minutes. Do away with pan from heat, add cider vinegar, stir and scrape fruit aggregate into a bowl and permit to chill completely. (the fruit aggregate will cool quicker if unfold out on a rimmed baking sheet.)

Region a large baking sheet on the middle rack of oven and preheat to 425. Cast off one disc of dough from the refrigerator and, using a pin, roll it out on a gently floured floor until it's far roughly 12 inches in diameter. Suit this crust into a nine-inch pie plate, trimming it to go away a .five-inch overhang. Vicinity this plate, with the dough, within the freezer.

Roll out the final dough on a lightly floured floor till it is more or less 10 or 11 inches in diameter.
Put off pie crust from freezer and placed the cooled pie filling into it. Cowl with remaining dough. Press the edges collectively, trim the extra, then crimp the edges with the tines of a fork. The use of a pointy knife, reduce three or four steam vents within the top of the crust. Gently brush the top of the pie with egg wash and sprinkle with closing tablespoon of sugar.

Region pie in oven and bake on warm baking sheet for 20 mins, then reduce temperature to 375. Hold to cook dinner till the indoors is effervescent and the crust is golden brown, approximately 30 to 40 mins extra. Remove and permit to cool on a windowsill or kitchen rack, about two hours.

Rocket and Parmesan Salad

Rocket and Parmesan Salad

After a lot of heavy eating food and drinking you feel like going very light, especially at night. I found that a rocket salad with shaved parmesan dressed with a little extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, sea salt and vinegar is a perfect meal. add some crusty bread if you're a little more hungry.

What you eat when you want to go light?

Penne with Roasted Pumpkin and Dill

I made penne pasta this last week and I can not get enough of it so I just had to post the recipe again. especially because this time I remembered to take a photo and do not need to replace the random drawing one ingredient!  

Peeled and cut pumpkin into half-inch box. toss with olive oil, sea salt and pepper and bake in the oven. Meanwhile boil with corn cup peeled. after your pasta is cooked, add a little olive oil to sauté pan. drop in chili peppers to dry slightly damaged or some chili flakes. add pumpkin, corn and penne. mix together and fry for a few minutes and then top with some chopped fresh dill. You can add grated cheese and keep it in the oven to turn into a baked pasta dish. i love sweet notes of pumpkin and corn paired with the heat of red chili flakes. bon appetite!

Pancake Breakfast Casserole Recipe

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus greater for greasing the dish and serving
1 three/4 cups all-reason flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons sugar
Kosher salt
1 three/4 cups buttermilk
7 massive eggs
2 cups half of-and-half of
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
Maple syrup, for serving
Blueberries, for serving

Butter an eight-inch square baking dish; set aside. placed three tablespoons of the butter in a microwave-safe small bowl or liquid degree; microwave for 30 seconds to at least one minute to melt the butter.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, three tablespoons of the sugar and half teaspoon salt in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk collectively the buttermilk, 2 of the eggs and the melted butter. add the moist components to the dry components, and stir till simply mixed.

warmth a big nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. melt a little of the closing butter inside the pan. For each pancake, spoon 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and prepare dinner till the lowest is golden brown and small bubbles seem on the top, 2 to a few mins. flip and cook dinner till golden brown on the other aspect, approximately 2 mins. If the pancakes brown too quickly, lessen the warmth to medium-low. transfer the pancakes to a plate as finished. Repeat till all the batter is used, adding greater butter to the pan as necessary. (You ought to have at the least 12 pancakes.)

Whisk collectively the half-and-1/2, vanilla, the closing five eggs and three tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a big bowl.

Shingle the pancakes inside the prepared baking dish. Pour the egg aggregate lightly over the pancakes. cowl the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at the least eight hours as much as overnight to permit the pancakes to soak inside the custard.

Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. eliminate the plastic wrap, and bake the casserole until it feels company but springy to the touch inside the middle and the custard is about, 50 to 60 minutes. permit cool 15 mins before serving. Serve warm with maple syrup, blueberries and pats of butter.

Delicious Salmon Roasted You Can Make it

This simple fish dish is nice made with wild salmon, however it works equally well with the farmed sort. it is astonishingly easy. In a hot oven, melt butter in a skillet till it sizzles, add the salmon, turn, cast off the pores and skin, then permit to roast a couple of minutes extra. you may have an fashionable fish dinner in about 15 mins. don't be afraid to play with herb and fat mixtures: parsley, chervil or dill work well with butter; thyme, basil or marjoram with olive oil; or peanut oil with cilantro or mint.

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
four tablespoons minced chervil, parsley or dill
1 salmon fillet, 1 half of to 2 pounds
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
 Lemon wedges

Preheat the oven to 475 levels. vicinity the butter and half of the herb in a roasting pan just massive sufficient to match the salmon and area it within the oven. warmness approximately 5 minutes, till the butter melts and the herb starts offevolved to sizzle.
add the salmon to the pan, skin side up. Roast 4 mins. get rid of from the oven, then peel the pores and skin off. (If the skin does not carry proper off, cook 2 minutes longer.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper and turn the fillet over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again.
Roast 3 to five mins more, relying on the thickness of the fillet and the diploma of doneness you opt for. reduce into serving quantities, spoon a touch of the butter over each and garnish with the last herb. Serve with lemon wedges.

The way to serve the best Paella

Consistent with the yankee history Dictionary of the English Language, paella is a saffron-flavored dish made with various combos of rice, vegetables, meat, hen and seafood. The Dictionary additionally explains that inside the old French and Catalan languages, paella approach frying pan or pot.  The traditional paella pan is flat and of huge diameter, it can additionally have handles on each facet.

In truth, paella is one of the most flexible dishes to make. Paella additionally has the benefit of being outstanding to clean out the refrigerator and use up leftover meats and vegetables. Any aggregate will sooner or later be excellent the key's inside the chemistry. Paella is a dish this is normally made to feed several humans. Moreover, paella is quite flavorful day after today because the tastes have had time to combine collectively and become stronger.

This article is not a recipe however as a substitute an outline that describes the three simple steps to observe to make a great paella at the same time as leaving the reader (the chef!) The range to be creative and to make the dish their own by way of customizing it to their taste.

1. The rice.
Pick a type of rice that you are at ease using. Experience loose to experiment however understand that paella carries plenty of substances and if you are unhappy with the end result with a selected type of rice, you may become with quite a few waste. Basmati, brown or a mix with wild rice can add extremely good taste and texture. Observe the instructions on the package close to washing and cooking the rice. Finely chop a few onion, garlic and tomato. Heat a saucepan and add olive oil as soon as the saucepan is hot (ensure that the oil does now not begin smoking. Burnt olive oil is carcinogenic and pretty unhealthy). Once the oil is hot, throw within the raw rice. Frying uncooked rice gives it a nutty flavor. Permit the rice fry within the saucepan for a minute or so. Add the chopped onion, garlic and tomato till they melt, blending constantly. Spice with saffron, salt and pepper. Sense loose to test. Cumin, Cayenne numerous high-quality herbs or maybe a piece cinnamon or cloves can without problems be delivered for a flavoring of your very own. This aggregate should now not be at the range for more that 3 to 5 mins. At excessive warmness with regular mixing, not one of the ingredients need to stick however they must blend well together and soften. Once all the components are mixed, cast off the saucepan from the burner and blend in a few frozen peas. Upload sufficient peas to make a well balanced aggregate.

2. The meat.
In a frying pan at excessive warmness, brown a few portions of hen. Top thighs, drumsticks,'s all exact. Do now not cook dinner the beef absolutely but brown the outside. Once browned, set the meat apart. Lamb also can add great taste to your paella.

3. Combining it all.
Cowl the lowest of the paella pan with the raw rice aggregate. Add the browned chicken portions on top. Add raw Merguez (spicy lamb sausages) and small fish filets rolled up and fixed with a toothpick or string. Use any type of fish but make certain that its flesh will hold properly together. Pour some chook broth on top (if the broth is warm the cooking time will reduce). Note that you could also upload wine for greater flavor. Cover the paella dish and cook dinner for approximately forty five minutes at 350F or until the rice is cooked. At this point you may upload uncooked shrimp or muscle tissues and cook exposed for every other five mins.

In quick, the name of the game to making ready the perfect paella is to make it your very own!

Braised fowl Thighs With Caramelized Fennel Recipe

2 huge fennel bulbs
1 huge clove garlic, kind of chopped
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 boneless bird thighs (about 1 1/4 kilos)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Pernod
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Trim fennel bulbs, and set aside fronds. In a blender or meals processor, pulse approximately half of cup fronds, garlic, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt till finely chopped. upload 1/3 cup oil and purée.
Halve fennel bulbs lengthwise. Slice thinly with a mandoline or very sharp knife.
Season bird with half teaspoon salt and 1/four teaspoon pepper. warmness final 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over excessive warmness. Brown chook till skin is crisp, about 8 minutes. transfer chicken to a plate, leaving drippings in pan.
Stir fennel seeds into skillet and cook for 30 seconds. upload sliced fennel and onion, seasoning with remaining 1/four teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. lessen heat to medium and cook dinner, tossing sometimes, till greens are caramelized, 15 to 20 mins. add Pernod and scrape up any browned bits within the bottom of the skillet; cook until liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute.
Lay bird on top of the fennel-onion combination. Pour three tablespoons water into the pan. cover skillet and decrease heat to medium-low. cook till chook is simply cooked through, eight to 10 mins. discover and cook off any excess liquid if vital. Stir in lemon juice.
Serve chicken and vegetables crowned with beneficiant dollops of the fennel frond purée.

How to cook BBQ with safety

How to cook bbq ribs, In terms of barbecuing, what could be more a laugh than whipping up sumptuous meals on the grill inside the enterprise of family and pals? The element of path is locating the right location for grilling and barbecuing.  One favorite spot amongst proper fish fry aficionados might be their very very own backyard or outdoor kitchen with their personal brick barbeque pit. Truly, any outdoor location is a ability spot for a barbeque however reality be acknowledged, the excellent places for a barbecue are the safest ones.
How to cook BBQ with safety
Choose a area to your bbq grill that is away from timber, leaves, brush and overhanging limbs. Do now not setup your gill in a excessive traffic area in which a person can also by chance brush up against the hot grill.

While barbecuing on your outside, be sure that you are five to 10 ft faraway from your property or any material that may potentially capture hearth. Also, make certain the grill is strong and is far from children or pets that can stumble upon it. It'd also be a great idea to have a water deliver nearby like a garden hose.

If you stay in an condominium constructing with a balcony or rooftop or any other out of doors space, be sure to talk over with your building administrator (or in a few instances, your nearby hearth department) regarding unique regulations. Typically, the use of charcoal and gas grills indoors or anywhere above the first storey is illegal so you can also need to take into account electric grills as an alternative to your barbecuing efforts.

Every other amazing location to fish fry is in a campsite. Tenting is such an exciting manner to experience the great outdoors and barbecuing meals over a campfire is absolutely one of those sensible yet cozy things you could do. Just ensure that you are as a minimum 15 feet faraway from your tent and different camping gears.

Protect yourself with the aid of the usage of the appropriate bbq utensils along with oven mitts, thongs and an excellent spatula. Keep away from carrying loose garb at the same time as near the grill.

Continually depart the lid to a gasoline grill open whilst lighting the hearth so the gasoline does now not build up below the quilt. If the hearth does no longer first of all begin, flip off the gasoline, go away the lid open and wait for at lest five minutes earlier than attempting again.

It's far always an excellent concept to present your grill a checkup before the use of for the primary time of the season and continually store your tanks outdoor in a upright role where the temperature will never pass over 125 levels.

Of direction, it is no longer simply the atmosphere of being exterior that can make a fish fry fun and unique. It is also inside the delicious fish fry dishes which you share with your family. To make it all of the extra special, try a variety of bbq rubs, marinades, salsas and bbq sauce to seize the real taste of incredible outside barbecuing.