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Amber’s Made Up Pasta.. in 4 easy steps!

May 3, 2010

After work, my roommate Amber (she wanted her name on here because she’s so vain) decided to cook dinner for us. It was spaghetti noodles with a buncha vegetables (spinach, onions, peppers, mushrooms) and meat and wine/butter/olive oil/garlic/basically whatever we could find. She wanted me to document the entire thing and give her credit for cooking it. Haha. WELL! HERE YA GO!

Step 1: Cut up the peppers and onions however you like.

Step 2: Drain the noodles that you’ve been boiling in water, butter*, oil, and salt. Keep some of the liquid.

Step 3: Throw whatever you can find (the peppers and onions you cut earlier, spinach, meatballs, chicken, some of the pasta boil liquid, wine, olive oil, mushrooms, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, butter*) into a pan. Stir in the pasta and proceed to step 4..

Step 4: VOILA! Top it off with grated Parmesan and you’re done!

Chicken Casserole like Momma used to make

April 6, 2010

This is my attempt at making this chicken casserole thing my mom cooks during the summers. Taste-wise it turned out successful, but picture-wise.. well, casseroles are just ugly things. The peas were an afterthought (for color). Mush!

Wanna try?

You’ll need: a box of rice. I used Great Value Chicken flavor Rice and Vermicelli myself (because that’s what mom uses), a pack of chicken breasts, 1 can of cream of celery, 1 can of cream of mushroom, and some peas.

  • First rinse off the chicken, put it in a casserole dish to be put in the oven. Pour the cans of cream of celery and mushroom in it and mix it around. Let it bake in the oven around 375 for around 30 minutes or so, flipping the chicken every now and then.
  • Don’t forget while you’re doing that, you could making the rice. Just follow the instructions on the box for this one.

  • Eventually your chicken will be done, and you can choose to cut it up in chunks or not! It’s just your preference. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked though. Pour it over your pan of rice.

  • Stir it all up. Add more pepper if you like.

  • Stir in [frozen] peas at the end to give it more color and nutrients and the like.

And there ya go! Enjoy!

Com, Lap Xuong, and Egg

April 5, 2010

One of my fave things to make :) [est. summer ‘07]! My dad also said he made this a lot when he was younger. It’s Chinese sausage, rice and egg! The infamous method? First Islice and fry the Chinese sausage. Then I take it off the pan and keep the oil to fry the egg. I added broccoli this time to be ‘healthy’. Topped it off with Sriracha and I was good to go!