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