Friday, April 27, 2012

Italian Chicken and Recipe Exchange E-mail

I can't remember if I've posted about this before or not... buy my sister sent me a recipe exchange e-mail and this was the 1st recipe I got back from my other friends sister.
Italian Chicken
put 2 or 3 chicken breasts in the crock pot
with 3 tbsp of butter
and sprinkle them with a dry packet of zesty Italian dressing
let cook 4 hours ( till done)
then shred it and add
1 can cream of chicken soup
and 1 box or 8oz container of cream cheese and let
it warm, while you fix rice or pasta.
place the chicken mix on top and add a veggie and you have your meal.
Here is the e-mail if you want to copy it & paste and try it out for yourself.
You have been invited to be part of a recipe exchange. I hope you will
participate. I've picked friends and family to make this fun. Please
send a recipe to the person whose name is in position 1 (even if you
don't know them) and it should be something quick, easy and without rare
ingredients. Actually, the best one is the one you know in your head and
can type right now. Don't agonize over it, it is one you make when you
are short of time.

After you've sent the recipe to the person in *position 1* below and,
only to that person, copy this letter into a new email, move my name to
position 1 and put your name in position 2. Only mine and your name
should show when you send your email. Send to 20 friends.
If you cannot do this within 5 days, let me know so it will be
fair to those participating. You should receive 36 recipes. It's fun to
see where they come from! Seldom does anyone drop out because we
all need new ideas. The turnaround is fast as there are only 2 names on
the list and you only need to do this once.
Good Luck, and Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lamb Chops

Every so often I am lucky enough to get meat from my parents.  Usually beef, sometimes fish, and once in a while lamb chops.  Of course it's always "home grown" ~well except for the fish, but those are caught fresh~ 

So my dad was nice enough to send home some lamb chops with me and also some awesome sausage that he makes.

I figured that the kids would probably turn their nose' up at the chops, seems as they are the pickiest eaters on the planet some days.

As it turns out... Jack (my 6yr old) is completely obsessed with lamb chops!  Who would have guessed?  I think he had like 5 and wanted more.  Then he wanted them for breakfast the next 3 days.  Now he wants them every night.  I made a small pack that he split with his sis, and then he complained that that wasn't enough.

How I cook them:

Wash the chops and trim off the fat

Soak them in milk for a little while (extra long if they are really "muttony"), this is a great tip with all game meat and sometimes even fish.

Rise again and pat dry.

Mix together some olive oil and spices
I like to use: Jamaican Jerk, salt and pepper a little Montreal steak seasoning and some extra garlic.

Dip the chops in the marinade and pop them in a preheated oven to bake at 350 until they are done.
This depends on how big they are, but you can kinda tell when the meat pulls back off the ends of the bone.  Or if you feel like grilling, do that.

Note: I copied these pictures from BING.  It's harder than you would think to get good pictures of food.