Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Warm food on a cold freezing rainy night

I have abandoned posting... but I am back! Tonight is cold and gross out with too much freezing rain coming down!!! i made a point to stop by the store on my way home from work and planned ahead.

I made veggie chicken Parmesan for the first time! It turned out well and think I'll put it on my meal rotation. I got the recipe from oprah.com... Thanks Oprah!

Recipe: Vegetarian "Chicken" Parmesan Recipe

I bought boca breaded frozen chick patties and thawed them in the microwave for a minute then fried them in a skillet pretty crispy. I feel fake meat products can easily dry out when over cooked but they also are very forgiving so I intentionally over cooked the patties so it would have some sort of breaded crustiness and come back to a tender form when baked floating in marinara sauce.

I also made Winter Pasta from 101 cook books.

I didn't use penne pasta, rather Orccbiette del prete because it looked fun while shopping. I followed the recipe other than i didn't have lemon juice and after tasting felt it needed something so i added some olive juice to make it salty!! I didn't have thyme either and wish i would have picked some up.

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