Thursday, January 17, 2008


Watching "bios day" of our favorite Food Network personalities I was truely inspired by Ina Garten! A trip to our local library landed me her Barefoot Contessa Family Style & Barefoot Contessa Parties! While not an avid reader of novels & such, I do enjoy reading a great cookbook, pouring through recipes, imagining just how a dish will taste. Who would really enjoy this or that and when can I try this latest creation?!

Last week I made the Real Meatballs & Spaghetti one night, Mac & Cheese another --- not exactly dishes for any January New Year's resolutions!!! This week I wanted to take a meal to a friend who was under the weather. For the guys I made Chicken Tetrazini (not from the cookbook...recipe to follow), for Kim, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. We had a batch of both too!!! Great comfort food on a cold & even snowy week here in Georgia!
Chicken Tetrazini
8oz. cooked vermicilli
small can of muchrooms
4T butter
1/2 t celery salt
cayenne pepper to taste
1/4 t marjoram
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can evaporated milk
2 C chicken (or turkey)
Parmesean cheese

Cook vermicilli. Melt butter with liquid from mushrooms. Add soup and stir.
Gradually add evaporated milk while stirring. Add seasonings.
Spray 8 1/2 x 11 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Add cooked pasta, meat & mushrooms.
Pour in sauce and sprinkle with lots of parmesean cheese.
Bake for 350 for 1/2 hour or until bubbly.

Make something new! Share a meal with a friend.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I have watched Ina Garten a couple of times and she's got some great recipies!