If you read our blog from yesterday, you are probably here to see what new and exciting news we have for 2015.
So excited to announce that we will be doing a “Tasty Tuesday” food feature throughout the year (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month). Philip my husband, has a really fun and really happy heart for cooking. He makes so many things from SCRATCH, while I on the other hand do not like cooking at all. I want to want to cook believe me, but for some reason the amount of time it takes to prepare a meal just mind boggles me and turns me off from wanting to do it in the little bit of spare time I get. BUT, health is very important in my life and eating quickly is not always the best solution. Now quicker meals AND healthy meals… that’s what I like to hear. Here’s the thing, Philip cooks a LOT of really tasty meals for a really great price, and it doesn’t take him long to do it. The best part, he LOVES to present them as beautiful as you’d find them in a fancy restaurant and they taste even better than most places we eat out. Yes, he’s that good. Happy wife I am! Since we’ve been married i’ve cooked very little, but i’ve learned quite a bit just watching him. He’s peaking my interest the more I see how it’s all done. The other problem I was finding is that most recipes are for portions of 6-8 or 6-10 people. For awhile there I lived by myself so it didn’t make any sense to put so much work into so much food. Yes I had some leftovers, but after 3 or 4 days of eating those leftovers I was sick of it and didn’t want that again for months. I’ve always stated, “I just wish there was a cook book for 2 or 4 out there.” So here we are!
With Philip’s love for cooking and my love for blogging, I wanted a place on my website with a focus on “step-by-step” tutorials (for those of you who are visual learnings like me) for our newlywed couples and small families who are wanting to expand their palette on a budget while learning their way around the kitchen. We want to offer you, presentable, healthy and easy to make meals so your love too, can grow for cooking and baking. Our goal is to allow you to cook for 2 or 4, either completing the meal that day or allowing you to have some leftovers for the next days lunch. Whichever you prefer.
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Prepare the Sweet Potatoes by peeling and cutting the potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Boil or steam for 15 minutes or until tender.
While the potatoes are cooking preheat the oven to 400 degrees and heat a small pan for frying with about an inch of canola or vegetable oil.
Prepare the chicken by cutting the 2 breasts in half to make 4 breasts. Cover each breast in flour. Cover one breast at a time in the whisked egg, cover again in the flour and place directly in the hot oil. Flip if needed to brown both sides of the breading. Place each breast on a well greased baking pan or parchment paper once nicely browned on each side. Cook for 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked through.
TIP: Flip half way through to avoid soggy breading on the bottom.
Prepare the asparagus by heating a pan with olive oil and cut the bottom inch off of each stalk. Place the asparagus in the heated pan and shake so the oil coats all of the asparagus. At about 5 minutes, place ¼ cup of water in the pan to help steam the asparagus. This will help the asparagus from scorching. At about 10 minutes toss the asparagus in about 3 tbsp. of soy sauce and cook for 1 more minute.
To finish the sweet potatoes, mash the potatoes while tossing in the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper, half and half, and Maple Syrup to taste. You can add brown sugar if you’d like [smile] Keep warm on the stove.
Honey Bourbon Glaze:
Dice shallots and sauté shallot in 1 tbsp. of butter for about 3 minutes. Throw the shot of honey, bourbon, and Maple Syrup into the pan and heat the pan to high and stir for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and let the sauce thicken. Drizzle the glaze over the chicken once plated.
Voila! Present it to your liking. Feeds 2 with leftovers for lunch, or feeds 4.
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