Here's How I Make Them!

Sep. 12, 2019

Tonight’s dinner is a ground sausage and gnocchi dish!

 

Here are the ingredients!

 

  • 1tablespoon of Cajun Blackening seasoning- from Savory Spice
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick garlic salt
  • 5 Harris Teeter mild Italian sausage links (5 links=1 package)
  • ¼ cup of Barefoot wine
  • 1 tablespoon of Harris Teeter butter
  • 1 package of Target Archer Farms gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil – for the gnocchi water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt- for the gnocchi water

 

 

 

 

In a medium sized saucepan, I boiled water and added in the salt and olive oil and gnocchi and then drained them with they rose to the top. This took about 3 minutes.

 

In a large saucepan, I added in the ground sausage. These were in link form, so I slit a hole in the skin and squeezed out the meat. I added in the butter, garlic salt, wine, and Cajun seasoning and cooked it until the sausage had browned. I added in the gnocchi and let it cook together for a minute to absorb al the flavors and served.

 

It was so yummy! Enjoy!

Sep. 10, 2019

Tonight’s dinner is an Asian chicken and noodle dish! Here are the ingredients!

 

  • 1 tablespoon of the Asian Style Sprinkle- from Savory Spice
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick ground black pepper corns
  • 1 tablespoon of Trader Joe’s Mushroom Umami seasoning
  • 5 cloves of garlic- peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon of Pompeian olive oil- for cooking
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil- for the noodle water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt- for the noodle water
  • 1 tablespoon of Kikkoman sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Simply Nature stir-in ginger paste
  • 1 package of Market Pantry yolk free ribbon noodles
  • 8 chicken thighs- deboned and skin removed

 

 

 

To start with, I filled my large pasta pot with water and added in the olive oil and salt, covered it,  and let it come to a boil.

 

In my deep saucepan, I added the other tablespoon of vegetable oil and sesame oil and warmed it up over medium heat.  I deboned and peeled the skin off the chicken and cut it into chunks, patting it dry as I went. I added the cut up chicken in with the oils and added in all the seasonings and soy sauce and ginger paste and the garlic cloves.

I covered this and let it cook for 20 minutes on high, stirring constantly.  The chicken caramelized so nicely!

 

When the noodles were done (they took about 10 minutes), I added them in with the chicken and let it cook together and absorb all the flavors.

 

It was so yummy! Enjoy!

Sep. 6, 2019

Tonight’s dinner is a creamy herb pasta dish!

 

Here are the ingredients!

 

  • 5 tablespoons of original nutpods
  • 1 tablespoon of Bohemian Forest Seasoning- from Savory Spice
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick garlic salt
  • 1 cup of Barefoot Riesling
  • 1 tablespoon of oil- for the pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt- for the pasta water
  • 1 package of extra wide yolk free noodles
  • 1 tablespoon of squeeze basil
  • 5 cloves of garlic- peeled and squeezed in a garlic press

 

 

 

To start with, I set a pot of water to boil and added in the olive oil and salt. In a large sauce pan with high sides, I mixed together the garlic, wine, nutpods, basil, garlic salt, and the Bohemian Forest seasoning.  I let the sauce simmer on low while I cooked the noodles. The noodles cooked for 10 minutes. When they were done, I drained them and then mixed them in with the sauce and served.

 

Of course you can switch out the egg noodles for some other pasta to make it vegan. I just made it with egg noodles because they are my husband’s favorite.

 

It was so yummy! Enjoy!

Sep. 3, 2019

 

Tonight’s dinner is a chicken and pasta dish with a yummy Asian flavor!

 

 

 

Here are the ingredients!

 

 

 

  • 1 container of original nutpods
  • 1 teaspoon of Asian Style Sprinkle- from Savory Spice
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of McCormick garlic salt
  • 1 package of Simple Balanced gluten free penne- from Target
  • 1 tablespoon of salt- for the pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil- for the pasta water
  • 5 cloves of garlic- peeled and chopped finely
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs- cut into slices
  • 3 tablespoons of Simply Nature Stir- in Ginger paste
  • 1 cup of Barefoot white wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This dish is so easy to make! To start with, I thawed out the chicken all day in the fridge. When it was time to cook, I deboned the chicken and cut it into bite sized pieces and kept the bones and skin for the sauce.

 

 

 

In a medium sized saucepan, I turned the heat to medium, and added in the nutpods, the Asian sprinkle, curry powder, ground ginger, garlic salt, chopped garlic, ginger paste, and wine. I whisked this together and added in the chicken and the chicken skin and bones to add even more flavor. 

 

 

 

I turned it to low and let it simmer together for about 45 minutes. While this was cooking, I boiled water in a quart sized pot and added in the olive oil and salt. I added in the pasta once the water reached a boil. 

 

 

 

When the  pasta was done after cooking for about 12 minutes, I took long tongs and fished out the bones and skin and added in the pasta with the chicken.

 

 

 

I gave it a stir and served. It was so yummy! Enjoy!

 

Aug. 21, 2019

Tonight’s dinner is a vegan pasta dish!  

 

Here are the ingredients!

 

  • 3 tablespoons of original nutpods
  • 1 tablespoon of the Asian Style Sprinkle seasoning- from Savory Spice
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick garlic salt
  • 5 cloves of chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup of Barefoot Pinot Grigio
  • 1 package of Simply balanced vegetable pasta- it’s not gluten free but it’s a healthier alternative because of the spinach, beet, and red bell pepper ingredients!
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil-for the pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt- for the pasta water

 

To start with, I boiled water in a medium sized pan and added in the salt and olive oil. When it reached a boil, I added in the pasta and cooked it according to the package directions.

 

In a large saucepan, I added in the garlic, nutpods, wine, Asian Style Sprinkle seasoning, and the garlic salt.  I let this cook together and kept whisking it every minute or so to keep it from burning.  I kept this on low- medium heat.

 

Once the pasta was done, I drained it and added it in with the sauce, gave it a stir, and served.

 

It was so yummy! Enjoy!