1 month of marriage anniversary dinner :)

I’m finally able to take a moment and post about the delicious dinner I made on Tuesday.  Tuesday marked our one month of marriage- wow, time sure does fly by- and it’s been nothing but wonderful!!

I decided to try cooking in the crock pot [my first time!].

My good friend Corianne, [she’s an amazing writer and fabulous recipe finder, she’s also prego with her first little one! Check her out here——> Band Of Burtons ] suggested I try this mac & cheese recipe she had recently made and as we both have an affinity for cheese, she knew I wouldn’t resist this recipe!

You can find the original recipe here at this blog::: Crock Pot Mac & Cheese 

Corianne suggested that I add some cayenne pepper, extra salt & Parmesan cheese.  I did just that [I also added a bit more cheese, because let’s face it- I.LOVE.CHEESE!]

This dish cooked on low in about 2.5 hours- I mixed it as I went.  It was a very delicious first crock pot recipe!

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For the main course I decided to revamp my Dijon Chicken recipe which can be found here:: Dijon Chicken

The things that I changed were: I added mozzarella to the top and sliced almonds.  These little changes added so much to the chicken.  The almond crunch was a nice change to the breaded I usually put on and  next time I’d probably keep the Parmesan rather than use mozzarella.

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I also put together cheese croissants and a veggie salad- peppers, tomatoes, almonds, spinach and lettuce.

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All in all the dinner was perfect-o! Everything turned out delicious and everything was a hit.  It’s been an amazing month of marriage and I’m so blessed with so many wonderful people and opportunities in my life!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Love,

Mrs. Loftus

 

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Saturday night, date night :)

Saturday night we opted to go out for a date night & to celebrate my husband placing 4th in the nation in the Audi Twin Cup Challenge.  [I’m a very, proud wife!]

We went to Stanley & Seaforts [our spot :)]

Although I clearly didn’t cook our meal, I want to share what we had & I think everyone should go here if they ever have the opportunity- not only because the food is delicious but the view is amazing.

For our starter we had the Oven Roasted Crab & Artichoke dip- this time around it was amazing- perfect flavor & little bread crumbs on top for a crunch.  Delicious!

Sean and I both had soups as well, he had a salmon bisque and I had the lobster bisque- TO DIE FOR! Creamy, hearty and rich.  I would def. go back here just for this soup!

For our entree’s: Sean had halibut cheeks, which were surprisingly good & I had stuffed Sole, which sadly I didn’t favor, but Sean loved it.  Each Entree was set with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

We had a wonderful night out celebrating!!

Tomorrow is Monday night football and we will be in Bellevue with friends, watching the Seahawks WIN! 😉

So be on the lookout Tuesday for my 1 month anniversary dinner!  I’m using a recipe a friend gave me along with re-vamping my dijon chicken!

 

New kitten made for an “order in” kind of night

Yesterday we adopted a sweet kitten and named her Dinah Louise Loftus.  She is the cutest thing and we love her so much.  Well, that meant no dinner last night- so Pizza it was! & sometimes you just have to do that, and it is O.K.!

Sean has been working late on a Stasis Engineering project at work and has been so tired- that after going to get a few more things for Dinah, we just had to order in.

Meet our darling little girl below 🙂

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Dijon Chicken


Tonight I’m doing something easy- SO easy….

Dijon Chicken for my entree and Broccoli & Rice for our sides

The Dijon Chicken::: The How To:

[[Thaw out chicken if it is frozen-  Once it is thawed, poke holes into it, all over, both sides.]]

1. Spread Dijon Mustard all over each side.

2 & 3. Add Bread Crumbs and Parmesan [if you want, this is an extra I’m putting on our Chicken tonight, never done it before.]

Bake at 365′ for 45 minutes [sometimes this varies depending on the thickness of the chicken.  I check the chicken half way through & then at 30 min, 35 min, 40 min, etc. just to make sure it’s still juicy & not getting over cooked.]

4. Take out and let sit for five minutes before serving.

[The picture above shows step 1-4.]

While the chicken is cooking I’m prepping the broccoli- in a pan of 1/4 water and steaming it- adding a little oil, and my favorite seasoning “Salad Elegance”.  I also started the rice too!

& viola!  Delicious chicken meal for my new hubby & me!  

Sean isn’t feeling so well and so he loved coming home to this classic, basic, yet delicious meal.  

 Stay tuned for the next meal 🙂

Hello world!

Welcome to Mrs. Loftus Cooks!  I recently got married to the love of my life and high school sweetheart!  What a whirlwind romance we have had- & now I’m his Mrs…which means I must learn to cook.  So, I decided to document the journey of my simple and fun recipes!

I admit, you may know some of these recipes, or already have variations of your own…or, heck, you may have given this to me to try as a new wife & I want to document it all- the ups and downs of running our kitchen- of making it fun, exciting and delicious!

I hope you enjoy my little thoughts, ideas, mistakes and triumphs in the world of cooking, with me.

Love, Mrs. Loftus