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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chicken, Brussel Sprouts, Potatoes

I really need to come up with more creative names for my posts.


For at least the last two months, I have eaten dinner at Apartment 208(Marisa, Taylor, Laura, Asenath, Megan, and Elissa) almost every night. I generally contribute food or money, and sometimes I even cook.

I have been broke for a while, so I've been mooching meals off of them. Yesterday, I got paid, so I was determined to make dinner. I made brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, and chicken. After dinner, I made Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies from Picky Palate. It was an epic fail, I put too much dough around them, and they ended up being giant cookies, but extremely tasty, especially this morning at 6:45.

Brussel sprouts and potatoes are pretty straight forward, but for chicken, I didn't know how I wanted it to taste. I started mixing flavors, and came up with something pretty swell:




I know, it looks gross. I was going for lemon pepper chicken, but then my creative juices got away from me. Here's what I came up with:

1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1 Tbs Soy Sauce
1 Egg
2 Tbs softened Butter

Mix Lemon Juice, Soy Sauce, and the seasonings. Beat the egg, then stir into mixture. Whisk in butter. Dip chicken in the marinade(if you have time, just put the chicken and marinade in a bag and leave it in the fridge to marinate for a couple hours. I didn't have a couple hours though :) ), then place on a pan. Once all the pieces are coated, pour the remainder of the marinade on the chicken. Cook at 350 degrees for 37-42 minutes, or until the inside is no longer pink. 

Mashed Potatoes

4 medium Idaho Potatoes
1/2 stick of butter
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp butter
a dash of garlic powder
1/4 milk(or until desired consistency is reached)
Boil potatoes until soft, drain the water, mash the potatoes(or use a mixer) with milk and butter, and continue to mash/mix until they are the right consistency. Add the seasonings, and mix again.


Brussel Sprouts
4 Tbs Butter
4 Tbs Flour
1 tsp salt
a dash of pepper
2 c. milk
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on medium high heat. Add the flour, one tablespoon at a time, constantly stirring with a whisk. Stir in the salt and pepper. Stir in the milk, and stir constantly until the mixture is boiling, then turn down to low heat and wait for it to thicken. Steam your brussel sprouts.  Once the mixture is thick, pour it over the brussel sprouts. Voilà!




 Final Product:



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1 Comments:

At April 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Jenni Rollins said...

OK, you make things look REALLY good and make me hungry. Someone's gonna have to go domestic after she moves...

 

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