Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Emily - October 2006

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 Package Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough
4 large thawed chicken breasts marinated in Dakota Buckaroo Marinade for 30 minutes
Olive Oil
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 cups Gouda cheese, shredded
One red onion sliced into rings
One bunch cilantro (you won’t need the whole thing), either torn or chopped

Prepare pizza dough according to package directions.
Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Add olive oil. Cook chicken until no longer pink (about 6 minutes). I cut it into pieces before I cooked it. Chill. Add just enough BBQ sauce to chilled chicken to coat it. (About 1/3 cup). Set aside in the refrigerator.
Brush pizza dough with BBQ sauce. (About a cup and a half...I didn’t measure)
Top with half of both cheeses.
Top with all of chicken.
Top with onion rings.
Top with remaining cheese. (I didn’t measure the cheese. I just put on as much as I think it needs.)
Cook pizza according to pizza dough package directions.
After removing from oven, top with Cilantro. (I just put it on the side so if they wanted it, they could add it)

Emily - October 2006

Pasta Primavera

3 carrots
2 bell peppers (1 yellow, 1 red)
1 onion
2 yellow squash
2 zucchini
1 lb. Bowtie pasta
Olive Oil
Kosher salt
Italian seasoning
1 /2 c. parmesan cheese
4 chicken breasts, marinated in Lawry’s Herb & Garlic

Grill chicken breasts. Cut into strips.

Preheat oven to 450ยบ. Cut all vegetables into strips (only peel the carrots). Line large cookie sheet with foil. Drizzle vegetables with 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning (approx. 1 tablespoon). Mix and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring and flipping vegetables after 10.

Boil pasta according to directions. Reserve 1 c. pasta water and drain pasta. Add vegetables and pasta water (just enough to moisten...you probably won’t need to use all of it.) Add parmesan and chicken and toss!

*This recipe makes a lot! Could easily be cut in half!

Emily - October 2006

Chocolate Waffles

½ c. butter
¾ c. sugar

Add to above and beat with electric beaters:
2 eggs
1 ¼ c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
4-5 heaping Tbsp. cocoa
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon

Add and beat:
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Cook just as you would a regular waffle. Top with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge!