Thursday, July 28, 2011

.chicken curry pot pie. {100th post!!!}

WOOO!!! Made it to 100 posts!!! What a wonderful time to introduce this tasty recipe was introduced to me by my friend Nicole. She is a fabulous wife and one of the many who inspired me to cook, without even knowing it! She always finds the most amazing recipes online. Thank you SO much for sharing them! Anyways..I love trader joes and this recipes is 100% trader joes and o so simple to make. Check it out and enjoy. Also, check out the other recipes trader's has to offer here.

1 package TJ's Gourmet Pie Crust, prepared through step 2 for double crust pie
1 cup TJ's Organic Foursome Vegetables
1/2 cup TJ's Pearl Onions
2 tablespoons TJ's Flour
1 bottle TJ's Thai Yellow Curry Sauce
1 1/2 cups TJ's Just Chicken

Preheat oven to 400ยบ. Microwave Organic Foursome and pearl onions for 1 minute on high. Mix flour with curry sauce. Add vegetables, chicken and curry sauce mixture to bottom pie crust in pan – spread evenly. Top with pie crust. Seal and trim off excess pie crust. Cut vent holes. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Recipe Credit: Trader Joe's 2011 HiiP Recipe Showdown Winner - Linda Wang.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

.meatball & spinach calzone.

Remember this post. I have been so busy this month and instead of trying new recipes I have decided to change up the old ones. Add meatballs instead of chicken and a brand new meal is born. Enjoy!

1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
Meatballs, chopped

On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 14-in. x10-in. rectangle. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cheese, onion, meatballs and garlic; spoon over dough to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with long side; tucks ends under and pinch seam to seal.

Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 25-27 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into slices.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

.thai red curry. {the lazy man version}

As the heat of a summer in southern california is giving me a great tan it is also making me far lazier than I have been in a long time. I have absolutely no energy to spend hours in the kitchen making meals or using the stove which would make our apt even hotter than necessary. SO...I have instead resourcefully discovered lots of meals I can "half" make..This is the first of many more to come. Back to the basics and keeping it simple. BTW the hubby loved it! Found this jar at Fresh & Easy and just followed the directions on the jar. Enjoy!

1 jar of Thai red curry sauce
1 red bell pepper cut into strips
1 green bell pepper cut into strips
chicken or meat of choice

Follow directions on jar. Simple as that! Serve over rice.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

.mashed potatoes.

These are the wonderful mashed potatoes that I served with the chicken marsala. I love baked potatoes but the hubby is partial to mashed potatoes and after almost a year and a half of marriage I decided to make them for him. I had no idea how simple this recipe really is and super yummy. (helped that I added some cream..yum) This recipe was so great I made it again the following week..and accidently made 6 lbs of mashed potatoes, so needless to say we will be taking a break from anything potato for awhile. Enjoy!

Ingredients {serves 6}
6 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup warm milk (I added some yummy cream)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender. Drain well. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper; mash until light and fluffy.