We're military and move a lot. Pretty sure at some point I am going to lose all my recipes. So, I'm trying to put my favorites on the web to lessen the impact that would have. If you are afraid of losing yours too, you are welcome to send me your favorites or try these and comment.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kona Hawaiian Banana Bread

1 1/4  cup Flour
1/2  cup Shortening
1  cup Sugar
3-4  Fully Ripe Bananas
1/2  tsp. Salt
2  Eggs
1  tsp. Baking Soda

Mix dry ingredients.  Cut in shortening.  Puree bananas with eggs.  Mix dry ingredients, just until blended.  Bake in bread pans at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.  Let stand in pan for 5 minutes.  Turn onto cake rack.  Cover with waxed paper until cool.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne

Oh. My. Goodness.  This was good!  Lots of flavor and even my husband really liked it.  Seriously one of my favorite Pinterest finds.  Left over chicken can be used to make another meal, with rice or something.  It's that good.

1/2  bottle of Lawrys Herb and Garlic Marinade
2  large spoonfuls of Pesto
2  boneless chicken breasts

Cut chicken into cubes and pour Lawrys marinade and pesto over chicken.  Marinate over night.

Sauce:     (next time I will double the sauce portions, we ate it up but it didn't seem to be very much)
1  box of your choice of pasta
2  tablespoons of olive oil
3  cloves of garlic
2  spoonfuls of pesto
1/2  cup of chicken broth
8  ounces of tomato sauce
1   cup of half and half

Boil water and start on the noodles.

Pour entire batch of chicken, marinade and all, into a skillet and cook chicken fully (the marinade will evaporate/cook down).

Heat olive oil, cook garlic.  Add pesto.  Simmer in chicken broth until half has cooked down.  Add tomato sauce.  Then add half and half.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Toss pasta in.  Add flour if it needs to be thickened.  Place chicken on top.

Source:  http://cdargis.tumblr.com/post/18818836004/garlic-pesto-chicken-with-tomato-cream-penne

Source:  http://www.plainchicken.com/2009/08/grilled-chicken-tomato-cream-sauce.html?m=1

Monday, September 2, 2013

Chicken, Green Beans and Potatoes

I found this recipe on Pinterest and have liked it.  Super simple and only took me about 15 minutes to do.  That is a major bonus.

The Pinterest Link is here.

You put the food in a dish then cut butter over it and shake one Italian Dressing packet over the top.  You are suppose to bake it for 1 hour at 350 degrees.  I've found that the green beans are too cooked, the chicken tough and the potatoes not quite done.  :(  But it tasted good, especially the green beans.  I've decided from now on I will put the green beans in a separate dish and cook them this way.  Green beans aren't my favorite but cooking them this way really makes them tasty.

I tried cutting the potatoes up smaller so they would cook faster and it almost worked.  Next time I think I'll just put them all in separate dishes and cook them different times.