Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables over Mashed Potatoes

These cold wintery days make for some warm and cozy mealtimes. This meal is simple but delicious and will fill your bodies with warmth and goodness. My family loved this meal and I hope yours does too!

3 TBSP Olive Oil
3 TBSP flour
3 cups of chicken stock
3 chicken breasts
1 small bag of frozen vegetable mix (peas, beans, carrots)
salt and pepper
mashed potatoes

Boil the chicken in the stock for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and save broth in a large bowl. Dice chicken and set aside. In the same pot, heat the oil. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk the broth back into oil/flour paste. Heat on medium, wisking often, until it starts to bubble and thicken. Add the chicken and vegies into the gravy. Simmer for 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if needed. Serve over mashed potatoes and eat on the couch while covered up with a blanket... hahaha.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Banana Bread with a Ginger Crumb Top

3 bananas
1 cup of oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp half and half
Ingredients for the crumb topping:
1/2 cup ground ginger snaps
1 TBSP sof butter
1 TBSP flour

Mix ingredients together. Top with the crumb topping. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. When the top is firm to touch, bread is done. Enjoy!