Beef Lasagna with Portobello Mushroom Sauce

Decided to do an easier dish today. So I went with Lasagna. Browned the beef with some onions, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and cayenne powder.

After that was all done I added the beef to the Bertolli Portobello Mushroom Sauce. Boiled the noodles and started layering everything together. A layer of beef and sauce went down then a layer of noodles, then a layer of ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese and repeat till its all done. I covered the top with some of the beef and sauce mixture then some mozzarella and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Put in the oven that has been preheated to 375° F for 30mins. The final product is shown below 🙂

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have some older stuff I am going to be posting soon as well. We made cajun chicken alfredo for dinner 🙂

Boneless Chicken Thighs Balsamic Vinegar Baked

We were trying to figure out what to do with these chicken thighs we had bought. I thought of some recipes but they all involved a crock pot and we didn’t feel like purchasing one. Anyway looking online I found something that looked interesting. Balsamic Vinegar and chicken broth as well as a few other things. Combine it all and put it in the oven for 50 mins  Well that sounded easy enough to me and something that might actually turn out to be pretty good. Since I had never cooked with Balsamic vinegar before I was a little nervous but everything turned out amazingly well.

Steak and Potatoes in Key West!

So while we were in Key West after having a few horrible experiences eating out we decided you know what? The food we make is a ton better than what we are paying out the butt for, lets just go get good ingredients and make some good food. So we went for something simple since the suite we were in had a small kitchen and no oven it did have a stove top burners though (electric not gas =/). So this is what we ended up with for dinner and boy was it the best food we had on our entire trip.

 

Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast with Pasta and Vegtables

So I had some chicken I marinated a few weeks ago that I defrosted a few days ago. Since I am going on vacation for a week or so I really don’t want to leave much in the house so I’ve just been cooking with what I already have. Anyway I didn’t want to bread the chicken, didn’t want to bake it really so I decided to use the cast iron grill pan to cook it and it turned out amazing. I then boiled up some fettuccine and some vegetables, I then grilled the vegetables in the pan that I had cooked the chicken in. Anywhere pics below 🙂

Mezzaluna Pasta with Basil Pesto Filling

So we found these little tiny raviolis filled with basil pesto filling. Cooked them as per their instructions and them seasoned with some olive oil, black pepper and salt. Oh for the salt we used Fleur De Sel salt, which is a different type of sea salt it has a slightly smokey flavor to it.

Chorizo and Rice Leftovers with a Poached Egg

Well since I had a bunch of chorizo and rice left over from the other night my girlfriend gave me the idea to add a poached egg to it. We did and it turned out great and not the same dish over again.

Turkey and Pesto Sliders

So I had found this recipe online about italian turkey sliders, well that idea sounded appealing to me but also too bland at the same time. I wanted to add my own twist on the mix I had found online so I decided to add some pesto, panko breadcrumbs, feta cheese, cayenne pepper, garlic and of course salt and pepper.