Showing posts from February, 2013

Baked Chicken Alfredo

You know how you get a certain taste for something, and no one makes it? Oh sure some restaurants get close, some recipes get close, but when it comes down to it, you just have to make it yourself. Thus this weekend's delight.It's a combination of chicken, noodles,  mushrooms,  onions, garlic and cheese. sprinkled with a few bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.. I'm cheating by using a jarred Alfredo, but it will still be wonderful.
Start  by marinating 4 chicken skinless chicken breasts with 2 cups of chicken broth, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 2 chopped cloves of garlic, 6 oz sliced mushrooms,   and 4 tablespoons Italian salad dressing. Let marinate for at least an hour.  Take the chicken and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bake for 45 minutes. Let them cool and rest, then slice into bite sized pieces. While the chicken is resting, boil 1/2 pound egg noodles. drain and layer the noodles in…


Snow pix

Po' Boys

Mardi Gras...  Which is actually tomorrow, but they have been partying for a week.

If it is February in New Orleans it is time for Mardi Gras. The last big party before Lent. 
There are parades in the french quarter and hurricanes on Bourbon st, -- the drink, not the storm, and then there is the food, the music. Gumbo, Jambalaya, fried alligator, crayfish, king cakes, and zydeco ... and po'boys.

My Mom once told someone from Scotland, jambalaya was to New Orleans as Haggis is to Scotland. The lady had a strange look on her face, then tasted my mom's jambalaya, and looked pleasantly pleased. She then declared it was much better than haggis. Yyes oatmeal stuffed sheep's stomach would take some getting used to.

if you don't know what a po'boy is, it is a sub sandwich, but sometimes with some different ingredients instead of turkey and cheese, how about a oyster or a fried potato bo'boy?

We're gonna make a fried potato po'boy. This one is from Emril.