Thursday, September 29, 2011

Easy Roasted Cauliflower

****SUSAN'S NOTE: I googled "easy roasted cauliflower" and this was the first result. Very yummy.

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
Cook time: 28 minutes

1 head of cauliflower
2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely minced
Lemon juice from half a lemon
Olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
Parmesan cheese

1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish. Toss in the garlic. Sprinkle lemon juice over cauliflower and drizzle each piece with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the oven hasn't reached 400°F yet, set aside until it has.
2 Place casserole in the hot oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. Test with a fork for desired doneness. Fork tines should be able to easily pierce the cauliflower. Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Yield: Serves 4.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder

Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder
Better Homes and Gardens July 2011

***Susan's Note: Yum! So delicious. I used 1 jalapeno and frozen corn kernels.

8 slices bacon, chopped
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-size pieces
1-1/2 cups chopped red sweet pepper
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 to 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 large Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels
1-1/2 cups whipping cream
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves

1. In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook bacon until crisp. Remove with spoon; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
2. Add chicken to pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Stir over medium-high heat until chicken is no longer pink; remove. Add sweet pepper and onion to pan. Cook and stir until tender. Add jalapeños and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in flour. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender; stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken, corn, cream, cayenne, and bay leaves. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes; stir occasionally. Discard bay leaves. Top with bacon. Top with jalapeño slices, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.
nutrition facts
Servings Per Recipe 8 (1 1/2 cups) servings Calories396 Total Fat (g)23 Saturated Fat (g)12, Monounsaturated Fat (g)7, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, Cholesterol (mg)105, Sodium (mg)826, Carbohydrate (g)26, Total Sugar (g)5, Fiber (g)3, Protein (g)23, Vitamin C (DV%)85, Calcium (DV%)5, Iron (DV%)9, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet