The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

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111. Twenty-Minute Chicken

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If you like mushrooms – and I mean really, really like mushrooms – you’ll like this. It also has a healthy topping of mozzarella cheese on top, and that always makes supper better.

It’s simple and quick to put together, and it tastes good. The name is a bit misleading, in my opinion. I buy big chickens, and it takes longer than 20 minutes for this dish to cook. But, it’s so easy, I don’t mind the extra time.

I served it with a made-from-a-box porcini risotto.

chicken and risotto

twenty-minute chicken


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December 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

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59. spinach and feta pita bake

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We love these quick little pizzas.

They are quick, easy and healthy. Even BP’s 15-year-old nephew loves these.

BP and I were extra excited to make these for lunch today because we were using spinach from our very own garden. (Yes, this is the first time we’ve grown a garden at our house!)

On the down side, I did forgo the feta on my serving. There are a lot of “warning foods” for pregnant ladies, and feta is one of them. I’m not so sure I completely agree with the warnings, but I’d rather play it safe. So, BP got double feta on his, and he was more than happy about it!

pita pizza

spinach and feta pita bake

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May 23, 2010 at 6:54 pm

51. portobello, broccoli and red pepper melts

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Healthy, quick and delicious? Yes!

These open-faced veggie melts are going directly on the Make Again list.

Dad, BP and I all gave these two thumbs up, and the portobellos made the meal super filling, too. This is a great way to get your vegetables.

veggie melts

portobello, broccoli and red pepper melts

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April 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm

41. chicken and sausage manicotti

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, March/April 2010

This was worth the time and effort.

It took me about an hour to put this together, but I ended up with two 9×13 pans of a delicious, hearty meal – one of which we ate right away and the other is in the freezer for next month.

Chock full of veggies, this was a meal I will make again. One 9×13 casserole fed me, BP, Dad and Little Brother, plus BP and I had enough leftover for supper the next night.

The recipe called for fully cooked Italian sausage links, but the deli I go to was out of them, so I bought bulk sausage instead and cooked it before putting it in the dish.

chicken and sausage manicotti

chicken and sausage manicotti

Written by louise914

March 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm

10. pesto-olive chicken and tender roasted potatoes

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, January/February 2010

Throw some pesto, mushrooms and olives on top of some chicken and bake, then add provolone cheese on top. That’s it. And you’ve got a really tasty chicken dish.

Just be sure you don’t buy giant chickens – they won’t be done within the recommended baking time of 15 minutes.

I ended up having to put mine in the microwave to finish them in time for supper. (I’d invited my mom over, and I wasn’t going to make her wait another 30 minutes!) I couldn’t even remember the last time I ate meat cooked in the microwave. It’s not something I recommend, but in a pinch I guess it’ll have to suffice.

Potatoes were also super easy to do – the most time consuming part of the entire meal prep was chopping the potatoes. Then, you bake those, throw a horseradish/mustard/butter mixture on top and bake ’em a little more.

pesto-olive chicken and tender roasted potatoes

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January 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

5. portobello-chicken lo mein

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, January/February 2010

This recipe marks a couple of firsts for me: rice vinegar and sesame oil. I’d never cooked with either, but I was happy with the results.

portobello-chicken lo mein

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January 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

2. chicken portobello with mashed red potatoes

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, January/February 2010 issue

I know this doesn’t look all that appetizing in the photo, but looks are deceiving. It was delicious. The creamy sage sauce gave the chicken a really good flavor, and even though the portobello mushrooms made the sauce look purple, they were a really nice addition to the meal.

As an added bonus, I used my brand new KitchenAid stand mixer (a Christmas gift from my dad – so sweet!) to mash up the potatoes. This machine is awesome. I was impressed by its ability to turn chicken broth, cream cheese and boiled potatoes into mashed potato goodness within seconds. Amazing.

chicken portobello with mashed red potatoes

Written by louise914

January 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm