Meals for Two

When my husband is gone I often find it that cooking is not as fulfilling, even though usually it is one of my favorite things to do. I am either left with a ton of leftovers or we eat the same meal three days in a row. Boring! So my friend (a pilots wife as well) suggested that I add this page with recipes - Meals for Two.

Some of the tricks I have learned are to divide up the meat that I buy so if I buy chicken breasts I put them in freezer bags by count of two. This way I can defrost a smaller portion.
When I make soup I freeze leftovers in jars and this way I can easily defrost and have a small meal for my son and I.

Here are some of our favorites. If you have tricks or recipes please e-mail me and I will be sure to add them to the blog for others to enjoy.

Ranch Dressing

I was craving ranch and didn't want to run to the store so I made it up and it was so yummy that I thought I'd ought to share the recipe.

1/2 cup and 3 tsp of mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dill weed
2 tsp parsley flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together and enjoy with your salad, veggies or fried pickles

Chicken Pot Pie

 Crust (makes two bottom and top layer)

3 cups flour
1 cup butter

1 1/4 tsp salt
4 - 8 tbs water (only add as much as you need you may use more water if needed)


2 chicken breasts
12 oz of frozen vegetables (mix)

1 potato (large)

2 cups of milk

3 tsp of chicken flavor bullion powder


½ cup flour
1 cup milk

1 tbs butter

Preheat your oven 1t 400 degrees
In a frying pan cook your chicken until almost cooked through
Add potato cover cook on low heat until potato is almost soft

For Crust combine butter (or margarine) with flour and salt in a bowl
Cut up with knife until butter and flour form pebbles
Add watter 1 tbs at a time until the dough is smooth
Cut dough in 2 and roll out one half for the bottom.
Lay in on the bottom of the pan (I use a glass pie baking dish)

To the frying pan with potato and chicken add mixed veggies again cover and cook for a bit.
In the meantime on high heat (be careful not to burn it) golden your flour for the roux
Add the tbs butter until mixed in

Add the 3 cups of milk into your chicken and veggie mixture

Slowly add the 1 cup of milk into your flour and butter roux mix
Mix it until there are no clumps in the pan

Slowly add the roux into the veggie and chicken mix, mixing constantly as not to allow clumps to form
Add bullion flavor
Mix while the filling thickens to desired thickness

Transfer your filling to the pie pan

Roll out the top of your pie crust and cover the pie
Cut off the excess dough and flute the edges (I use a fork for a pretty effect)
Slit vents in your pie and bake for 40-50 minutes

Dig in and enjoy!

Veggie soup


Beef bone with some meat on it I used two amounting to about 1 and a half cups of meat plus bone
Chicken bouillon 3 teaspoons
1 veggie cube

Golden Roux
3 heaping tablespoons of flour
¾ cups butter

6 cups of mixed veggies
2 potatoes cubed

Boil beef bones in water (large pot) for an hour with all of the ingredients for broth.
Add veggies and potatoes
Prepare your golden roux by on low heat goldening the flour (slowly so it does not burn) add butter

Add cups of water to the roux slowly and whisk until it is very liquid – this way you will avoid clumps

Add the roux into your soup and let it cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes

Serve and Enjoy!

Grilled Flounder

Flounder fillets skin on
Rinse the flounder - to remove the salt water
Sprinkle with seasoned salt lightly
Place on hot grill meat side down for few seconds just to get the grill marks but not long enough for it ti stick
Turn on to the skin side and grill on medium low heat until the fish is cooked through - it will depend on the thickness of your fillet and your grill but about 10-15 minutes. About a minute or two before you take the fish off the grill take a bit of butter and spread a light coat on the fillets so it can melt into the fillet.

Grilled Shrimp

(I found the shell difficult to removed after grilling so next time I will remove the shell 1st and then grill the shrimp)

Rinse shrimp from the salt watter - after removing the shell
Sprinkle with Tony's seasoning to taste
Grill - they cook very quickly and are super yummy.

Shrimp Cocktail (who thought it was so easy)

Bring a pot of water to a roaring boil
Rinse shrimp shell on
Throw shrimp (or place gently with tongs not to burn yourself) into the boiling water
It takes seconds as soon as it turns pick remove the shrimp (do not over cook it makes the shrimp chewy and gummy)

1/2 catchup
1/2 horseradish
Depending on the amount you want it is equal parts.

Easy Cream of Broccoli soup

My mother-in-law makes this soup and it is one of my favorites for a cold day.

2 cans of cream of celery Campbell's soup
1 can of mil
1 can water
1 bag (frozen) or couple heads of broccoli cut up

Combine soup, mil and water and add cut up broccoli. cool on medium heat until broccoli is soft.
Pour in a bowl or bread bowl and enjoy.
Chicken Risotto alla Aggie

¼  cup chopped onion
¼ cup of country crock spread
1 chicken breast cubed
1 ½ cup of rice
2 cup of chicken broth
1 ½ cup of water
Parmesan cheese

Heat butter in the pan until melted
Cook onion until golden
Cook chicken until golden on sides and cooed all the way through
Add the remainder of ingredients  with exception of the Parmesan cheese and cook until rice is cooked through about 20 minutes (stir occasionally so it does not burn)
Serve on plates and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to your liking  

Carey's Chicken Salad Creation

3 grilled chicken breasts (we usually slice them in half to make them thinner and grill them in our George Foreman grill)
2 celery stalks (large)
1/8 red onion
½ cup McCormick bacon bits
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tbs of spicy brown mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Lettuce for bread
Fresh rolls of your bread of choice

Chop chicken into small cubes.
Combine all ingredients (from chicken to Salt and pepper)
Place of your bed of lettuce on bread and enjoy.

Best Birthday cake ever

This recipe is from

1 cup butter (cut into pieces, can use half butter and half margarine)
1 cup brewed strong coffee (hot or cold)
1/4 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar, plus
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup mini chocolate chip (can use a little more if desired )

1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup half-and-half cream or 1/3 cup unwhipped whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (for a medium chocolate flavor) or 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (for a dark chocolate flavor)
Set oven to 350°F (oven rack to second-lowest position).
Line bottom of a 17 x 11-inch jelly-roll pan with parchment paper.
For the cake; in a saucepan combine the butter with brewed coffee and sifted cocoa powder; bring to a boil then simmer for about 30 seconds, remove from heat then place in a large heat-proof or plastic bowl.
 Add in sugar and vanilla whisk until all the sugar granules are dissolved; cool for about 20 minutes.
Whisk in eggs and sour cream together until well blended then add to the chocolate mixture; mix until blended.
In a small bowl mix together flour with baking soda and salt; add to the chocolate batter and mix until combined (batter will be thin).
Mix in chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into prepared jelly-roll pan.
Bake for about 18-20 minutes (watch closely this cake takes very little time to bake!).
Cool cake completely before slicing.
 For the frosting; cream the butter in a medium bowl.
Add in desired amount of cocoa powder, vanilla and confectioners sugar and cream; beat using an electric mixer until desired consistency is achieved (you may need additional cream or confectioners sugar).
Frost cooled cake.
NOTE : I used cream cheese frosting made with cream cheese (1 package) and confectioners’ sugar (4 cups, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup butter) and food coloring. Yumm.


3 Salmon steaks (4oz each)
3 tbs olive oil
3 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp Hungarian paprika
1 tbs fresh parsley
1/8 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients
Marinate salmon steaks with skin on for 1 hr in the refrigerator
Grill salmon 4 minutes per side or until the fish s flaky

½ romaine lettuce head
1 tbs Parmesan cheese
1/3 lemon squeezed
½ tbs olive oil
½ tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss together serve immediately

My sister-in-laws yummy chicken ring

This is a pampered chef recipe that my sister-in-law makes and we love it. So I thought I’d share it.
Emi’s chicken ring
2 cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken
1 ½ cups coarsely chopped broccoli
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, pressed

Preheat oven to 375. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine chicken, broccoli, cheese, bell pepper, mayonnaise, seasoning mix, salt and garlic; mix well.

Unroll 2 (8 ounce) packages of refrigerated crescent rolls; separate into 16 triangles. Arrange triangles, slightly overlapping in a circle on Large Round Stone with wide ends 4 inches from edge of baking stone. Points will extend off the edge of the baking stone. Roll wide ends of dough toward center to create a 5 inch opening.

Scoop filling over ring. Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under dough at center to form a ring. Filling will show. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with almonds.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Semi Homemade Sicilian Fried Pizza

I learned how to make this from a friend of mine during Easter. She used to make it with her family when they lived in Italy and continues to make this delish meal for her kids. On Easter the pizzas were filled with ham and cheese, I filled mine today with pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Mr. Right and Son love it. Yum
Frozen rolls or bread.
Ricotta cheese
Tomato Sauce
Oil for frying
Thaw frozen bread as directed on packaging
Heat oil in a wok
Roll out dough into circles about 6 inches in diameter (if you are using bread instead of rolls roll it into balls about the size of a roll)
Place tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella in ½ of your pizza dough
Fold in half and seal the pizza dough
Fry pizzas in hot oil
Place on a plate with a paper towel
I put them in the oven on 350 to keep them warm.
Cinnamon Buns
I got this recipe from and changed the filling and glaze, leaving everything else the same. These are absolutely amazing. For the original recipe click here

1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk, heated to lukewarm
10 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons salt
7 -8 cups all-purpose flour (or more)

10 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4- cup hot water 
To make the dough, combine water, yeast, and 1 tsp sugar in a cup and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the milk, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, butter, eggs, and salt. Stir well and add the yeast mixture. Add 3 1/2 cups flour and beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until the dough is slightly stiff -- it will be sticky.
Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes, adding just enough flour to keep the dough from sticking. Place in a well-buttered bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place free from drafts until doubled in volume, 1- 1/4 hours. Punch down and let rest for 5 minute Roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 15x20-inch rectangle.
To make the filling, spread half of the melted butter on the dough. In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the dough, then sprinkle with walnuts and raisins if using. Roll up like a jelly roll and pinch the edges together to seal. Cut the roll into 12 or 18 slices.
If making 12 buns, use the remaining butter to coat the bottoms of a 9x13-inch baking pan and an 8-inch baking pan. If making 18 buns, use 2 9x13-inch pans. Place the cinnamon bun slices close together in the pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the buns are nicely browned. Let cool slightly before glazing.
To make the glaze, combine, sugar, and the water 1 T at a time until you have a spreadable glaze. 
Spread over buns and serve.

Hershey’s Chocolate Fudge

3 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil.
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy 4-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. (Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan.)
 Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110°F (lukewarm). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss. Quickly spread into prepared pan; cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. About 36 pieces or 1-3/4 pounds.

NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe. This is one of our most requested recipes, but also one of our most difficult. The directions must be followed exactly. Beat too little and the fudge is too soft. Beat too long and it becomes hard and sugary.

Swedish Meatballs

Super easy super yummy, my son’s favorite meal ever.
Cooked pasta
4 tbs butter
1 lb ground beef
¼ cup bread crumbs (or less)
¼ cup milk
1 egg
3 tbs flour
2 cups water
1 cup chicken broth
1 veggie bullion
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a deep frying pan with butter
Mix ground beef with milk eggs adding the bread crumbs gradually until the mixture is still wet but holding together
Roll your meatballs - small
Brown rolled meatballs in butter
Add most of the water and broth and simmer on low for 20 minutes
Mix flour with the left over bit of water  about ½ cup and add to the pan stirring constantly until mixture thickens
Let simmer for few more minutes
Serve over cooked pasta

Chicken and Asparagus over bowtie pasta

Boil desired amount of pasta (I usually cook about 1 cup)
1 lb asparagus
2 teaspoons of oil
½ cup of shallots or the white tips of scallions
1 lb of chicken breast cubed (uncooked)
1 cup of chicken broth
4 tbs sour cream
¼ cup water
2 tbs flour
Bring water to boil in a large pot and cook asparagus for 2 minutes
In a wok heat your oil
Add finely chopped shallots and cook until soft (2 min or so)
Add cubed chicken and cook until cooked through
Cut asparagus into 1-2 inch sections
Add asparagus to the wok and stir fry for 2 minutes
In a bowl combine broth and sour cream add to the wok
In a glass combine flour with cold water and pour into the wok to thicken the sauce
Add salt to taste and garnish with dill.
Serve over bowtie pasta.

Crab stuffed Crapes

3/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of flour
1 egg
oil - for frying
1/8 tsp of salt

Combine milk, flour, egg and salt.
Heat up oil in a pan - about a teaspoon or so per crape
Cook crapes - pour 1/4 cup batter per crape.

Crab filling
½ cup green beans
¾ cup broccoli
1 carrot
1 tbs butter
1 slice of sweet onion
1 tbs flour
¾ cup milk
2 strips of imitation crab

Green onion

Precook veggies to desired softness
Melt butter on low heat
Cook chopped up onion until clear (5 min)
Add flour and cook 1 min
Slowly add milk and stir
Bring sauce to a boil
Add in chopped veggies and sliced crab meat
Cook on low until filling is hot through
Add salt and pepper to taste

Fill two crepes with the filling reserving about ½ cup to pour over the top
Sprinkle with green onion

Beef and Broccoli

14 oz stake – sliced
3 garlic cloves
½” fresh ginger
¼ tsp  Chinese five spice
3 tbs dark soy sauce
2 tbs oil
8 oz broccoli florets
1 tbs soy sauce
1 cup of beef broth
2 tsp corn starch
Cooked rice
Place strips of stake in a shallow bowl
In a small bowl combine crushed garlic, 3 tbs soy sauce , Chinese 5 spice and shredded ginger
Pour mixture over the stake and mix to make sure the meat is evenly covered
In a wok heat 1 tbs of oil
Stir fry broccoli for 4-5 minutes – remove from wok and set aside
Add the remaining 1 tbs of oil and stir fry stake until brown on all sides about 3-4 minutes
Add broccoli to the stake and add broth, and the remaining tablespoon of soy sauce let the mixture simmer for a bit (not too long you don’t want to overcook your broccoli)
In a cup mix 4 tbs of cold water with 2 tbs of corn starch until cornstarch is not lumpy
Pour water and cornstarch into the wok
Let the sauce thicken to your liking
Serve over rice and enjoy. Yummy!

Blueberry cobbler

1lb blueberries
¼ cup sugar
½ cup Pioneer Buttermilk Biscuit & Baking mix
1/8 cup butter (2 tbs)
2 tbs of vanilla flavor coffee creamer
Heat oven on 375
Mix sugar and baking mix
Cut in butter
Mix in creamer and form a ball
Refrigerate ball for 30 minutes
Bake your fruit in 4 ramekins or a small casserole dish (4x5) for 10 minutes
Roll chilled dough on floured surface
Place on top of your baked fruit (divide if you are baking it in ramekins)
Bake for 25 minutes
Top with butter and sugar or whip cream or ice cream and enjoy

Maltball cake

I found this recipe on a baking blog that I follow. It looked so delicious I just had to try it. Since the blog is written by a polish gal in Poland I could not obtain all of the ingredients and decided that the cake just would not taste right if I didn’t follow the recipe exactly so I made my friend Polly’s chocolate cake, my favorite cream cheese frosting and I decorated the cake just like the Moje Wypieki recipe showed. It was a very good cake not too sweet yet chocolaty.

Polly’s Cake
8 oz flour
8 oz margarine or butter
8 oz sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbs of coca powder
Preheat oven on 375 degrees
Grease two 8” cake tins
Combine all ingredients and whizz with electric mixer for at least two minutes until well blended
Divide the mixture in half pouring into the prepared baking tins
Bake for 25 minutes let cool

Cream cheese frosting
½ brick of Philadelphia cream cheese
Powdered sugar to taste (I don’t like it sweet so I add a little at a time and taste until it is just right)
A little water to make it the desired consistency

Halfed Maltballs
Spread a layer of frosting on one of the cakes then lay the second on top for a two layer cake.
Frost the top cake and spread Maltballs on top.

Fried Rice
4 cups cooked white rice, cooled
  4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  2 eggs
  3 pork chops (I sometimes use leftover pork loin roast)
  1 cup , mixed frozen peas carrots and corn
  2 tablespoons soy sauce
  3/4 cup broth (chicken or beef)
  1 dash Chinese five spice powder
  1/2 cup green onion

 Separate the rice in a bowl using your fingers dipped in cold water.
Heat 1 tbs of oil in a wok. Beat the eggs in a bowl until the yolks and whites are combined. Pour onto hot oil and stir frequently until scrambled. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Heat 1 tbs of oil in a wok. Cut up pork into cubes or strips and throw on hot oil. Cook until edges are golden brown. Remove into a bowl.
Heat remaining 2 tbs of oil. Add separated rice and cook for 5 minutes or until golden.
Add eggs, pork, vegetables, soy sauce, broth and five spice. Cook for few minutes until flavors combine.
Add chopped green onions.
Note: You can add shitake mushrooms, I don?t because of allergies in my family but they are very good.

Gołąbki – Stuffed Cabbage

1 head of cabbage
1 cup of uncooked rice
1 pd ground beef
Tomato Sauce
16 oz can of tomato paste
¼ cup butter
¼ cup flour
¼ cup sour cream
2/3 cup milk
1 cup of water
1 cup of chicken broth

For Gołąbki
Insert a knife in four sections to cut the core away from the leaves do not remove the core.
Cook the whole cabbage on medium heat for about an hour – do not overcook because then the leaves will fall apart and you will not be able to use them for wrap your stuffing in them.
Cook rice (I use a rice cooker but you can do it on the stove top as well)
Brown ground beef add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Peal apart the cabbage so that you have individual leaver. With a knife cut off the thicker part of the vein on the cabbage but do not cut it out completely you want the leaf as whole as possible

With the small leaves that are leftover or any large leaves that fell apart line the bottom of a large baking dish (13x12)
Combine rice and meat – mix well
Spoon handfuls of stuffing (rice and meat) onto the leaf and then fold over. (see an illustration)
Place in a baking dish
Pour water to barely cover the bottom and bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 30 minutes uncovered
Place slices of bacon on top of your stuffed cabbage and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes
In a sauce pan place the flour and let it sit on low heat until it turns golden brown
Add butter and mix
Add milk very slowly a little at a time so that the roux is smooth
Add tomato paste and the remaining ingredients.
Let the sauce simmer for 20 minutes or so, until mice and thick

Serve Gołąbki warm with sauce. I like to sprinkle soy sauce onto mine once in a while.

Italian Herb Chicken
(from McCormick recipe)
3 lbs Chicken
1 tbs oil
1 tbs onion powder
1 ½ tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp salt
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Paprika
Preheat oven on 350 degrees
Mix all seasoning in a bowl.
Rub on chicken
Bake chicken until it reaches internal temperature of 190 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1 hr 45 min to 2 hrs)

 1 egg
Shredded cheese
Bacon bits
1.       Heat butter in a small skillet on medium heat
2.       Beat your egg until fluffy
3.       Pour egg into skillet
4.       Flip when the top is almost solid
5.       Place the filling (cheese, bacon bits, tomato and whatever else you like in your omelet)  on ½ the omelet
6.       Fold over and let the cheese melt

French Toast

3 slices of white bread
1 egg
¼ cup of milk
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla

Melt butter in a skillet on high heat.
Combine egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow bowl and whisk until well combined.
 Dip both sides of bread in the mixture and place in skillet or girdle.
Fry until golden on both sides.
Enjoy with maple syrup. Yumm.

 Amazing Potato Soup

This recipe is from recipe #45990
  1.  In saucepan combine potatoes, water, chicken bouillon, celery, carrot, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, dill weed and butter.
  2.  Cover and simmer until veggies are tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  3.  Add 3 1/2 cups of milk heat until hot.
  4.  Blend flour with 1/2 cup milk stirring till smooth, then stir in soup.
  5.  Cook, stirring constantly until smooth and bubbly.
  6.  Sprinkle bacon bits over the top and serve.

Candy cane cookies

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup margarine
½ cup egg beaters (or 2 eggs)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat sugar and margarine in a large bowl at medium speed until creamy.
Beat in egg substitute or eggs, vanilla and almond extracts.
Mix flour with baking powder and add to the margarine mixture.
Divide dough in half, tint ½ with red food coloring
Refrigerate dough for at least two hours
Divide each half into 32 pieces
Roll each piece into a 5 inch rope - use flour on my fingers to prevent from sticking to the dough.
Twist 1 red 1 white rope to make a candy cane
Place on a greased baking sheet
Bake for 8 -10 minutes

My Absolutely Most Favorite Tomato Soup

1 lb chicken parts (breast, wings, legs whatever you have if the skin is on that is fine)
12 cups of water
2 oz leak root
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
3 tbs of soup seasoning I use Vegeta or Babcia Prayprawka. You can substitute with another brand it is important that it has a mix of vegetables
2 cans of tomato pates with Italian Seasoning
4 tbs of sour cream
Fresh parsley leaf chopped

Steamed rice

In a very large pot place your chicken parts, add water, leak, carrots, celery and soup seasoning, bring to a boil then cook on very low heat for couple of hours. This makes a wonderful chicken broth.
Take all veggies and meat out.
Cut meat up into cubes after removing the skin and bones.
Run a small strainer  throughout the broth to catch any small vegie and meat particles that are still in the pot and discard
Add tomato paste and whisk until mixed in
Add sour cream and whisk until mixed
Place rice in a cup and pour soup over the rice sprinkle with fresh parsley

Potato Pancakes

3 medium potatoes – grated
1 clove of garlic - grated
1 medium egg
¼ cup flour
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper

Sour cream  sauce
½ cup sour cream
Chopped up tomato
Chopped up pickle (must be kosher or dill)

Heat oil in a frying pan. 
Mix all ingredients together.
Spoon mixture on hot oil about ¼ cup per pancake
Fry until golden brown on both sides
Serve with Sour cream sauce or sprinkle with sugar for the little ones

 Apple Banana Muffins

I found this recipe on and tweaked it a little. Then I baked the muffins in mini muffin tins for my son’s soccer practice snack.
2 bananas
1 apple
¾ cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter or oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon pumpkin spice

1. Mash bananas
2. Finely grade the apple
3. Add sugar and slightly beaten egg
4. Add melted butter or oil
5. Add all dry ingredients stir to mix
6. Fill greased muffin tray and bake for 10 minutes on 375 degrees

Chicken cheesesteak sandwich

2 chicken breast no skin no bone
2 rolls sliced down the middle
4 slices of cheese American or cheddar

Thinly slice your chicken breast and cook on a heated griddle until golden season with salt and pepper to taste.
Divide into two piles cover with cheese and Rolland let cook for a bit until cheese melts.
Serve with French fires

Mickey Mouse Pancakes

The pancake batter recipe came from an awesome resource for any recipe.
1 egg
1 cup of all-purpose flour
¾ cup milk
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

Beat eggs with whisk until fuffy
Beat in remaining ingredients until smooth
Heat griddle
Pour about ¼ cup of batter and then little bit on each side where the ears would be.

My Aunts veggie stuffed crapes

3/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of flour
1 egg
oil - for frying
1/8 tsp of salt

Combine milk, flour, egg and salt.
Heat up oil in a pan - about a teaspoon or so per crape
Cook crapes - pour 1/4 cup batter per crape.

1 1/2 cups of mixed veggies, I use frozen peas, carrots, corn, broccoli and green beans
1 shredded potato
1 tbs oil
1 tsp of soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Stir fry all veggies until cooked through, mix in spices and soy sauce
Divide up into equal parts to stuff into cooked crapes
Fold crapes like a burrito
Place in a baking dish, and bake for 15 minutes on 350.

Fried Pork Chop Cutlet Diner
2 pork chops
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 tbs oil
2 potatoes
1 cup of green beans

Peal and cut potatoes into 1/2 inch slices place in a pan with water bring to boil. Boil for 10 min or until soft

Cook green beans season with salt pepper and butter to taste

Heat 1 tbs of oil in a skillet.
Tenderize your pork chops. Beat egg until all mixed in. Dip pork chops into egg and then into bread crumbs place on hot oil and fry until cooked through (this will depend on the thickness of your chops)

After pondering like a mad woman as to what I should make for diner tonight for me and my son it dawned on me - Chicken Alfredo over pasta.

Chicken Alfredo over Pasta


1 1/3 cup of pasta (I use shell Pasta because my little one likes it.

1 chicken breast - skinned and deboned

Alfredo sauce (courtesy of one of my following pilot wives)
1 cup of 1% low fat milk
1 1/2 tbs butter
1 1/2 tbs flour
3 tbs Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp minced garlic (about a clove)
1 dash of pepper
1tbs parsley flakes

Cook pasta per directions on box

Cut chicken breast in half to make it thinner, and grill (I use a George Foreman Grill)

For Sauce
Be patent and add all ingredients gradually
- Melt butter in a sauce pan
- Gradually whisk in flour - it will create a thick yellow paste
- Slowly a little at a time add milk as not to create lumps
-Continue to whisk until hot
- The longer you cook the base without the cheese the thicker it will get
-Slowly add cheese whisking until incorporated
- Add garlic, pepper and parsley
- Cook for additional two minutes

Place sliced chicken on pasta and pour sauce over the meal.

I sometimes sneak some carrot bits in there or broccoli my little one is not great with veggies.