Chicken Carbonara

Evening guys! Catching up on the blog this week. My girls have discovered Netflix and You Tube, so they have been dominating my computer. It really sucks to blog on my phone! Last night I made this yummy pasta. Looking at adding the leftover pasta to my pork dish tomorrow night!

Chicken Carbonara

INGREDIENTS

2 chicken breasts, cut in to bite sized pieces
4 ounces pancetta or bacon, cut into small dice
2 egg yolks (or 3, to make it extra creamy)
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
3/4-1 pound pasta- The girls picked corkscrews, but any thick short or long pasta will do (think Buccatini or Rigatoni)

Directions

Bring a large of salted water to a boil over high heat. In a medium sized sauté pan, cook the pancetta over medium heat until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes.

Combine the egg yolks, whole egg, Parmesan, and pepper in a large bowl.

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the hot pasta cooking water (the temperature is important because you are going to use it to cook the egg).

While your pasta is cooking, cook your diced chicken in the same pan as you cooked your panchetta. Add a touch of olive oil with salt and pepper.

Next, drain the pasta and add it to the bowl with the cheese and eggs, tossing immediately to mix everything together.

Add the pancetta, chicken, and any rendered fat from the pan to the bowl, toss to coat, and add the pasta water 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce reaches a creamy consistency. Be patient and really mix slowly.

Taste and add any more cheese, pepper, or salt that you may need to add! Enjoy!

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December Cheer

A diner breakfast…nothing says getting in the spirit more than reindeer pancakes and a set of ears and nose to match!

 

Celebrating our Sweet Lizzie at Kani House, which was one of her favorite places to eat.

The hubby and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary last night. We had sushi and went and saw Rouge One, the new Star Wars movie. It was pretty awesome! The girls went and spent the night with their grandparents, which they loved! We met up with them all for lunch at a place called Jason’s Deli. I have been going there forever, and they always bring amazing food to the table!

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Then we met up with another set of grandparents and went to visit Santa, take Christmas Pictures, eat dinner (Marlow’s Tavern- the ShriMp and Grits dish is AWESOME), and a bit of last minute shopping!

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Our tree, which we got and decorated last weekend, is so adorable. Brutus loves to sleep under the tree on the skirt. He always gets bummed when we start putting presents under it.

Only 3 more days left of school until we get out for break! We are SO ready!!!! Have a great rest of your weekend!img_6125

Pan Seared Butter Cod

A new fish recipe!!!

Pan Seared Butter Cod

Ingredients
1 pound cod
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, sliced
Seasoning Rub-
1/4 tsp of each garlic salt, salt, pepper, and paprika
4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Stir together ingredients for seasoning plus olive oil in a small bowl.

Depending on how your cod was cut by the butcher or if you brought already portioned pieces, this recipe calls for 4 pieces of cod. I cut 2 larger pieces in half to make 4 smaller pieces. Pat dry and thinly coat each side of the fish with the seasoning mixture.

Heat 2 Tbsp butter in a large skillet on medium hight heat. Once butter melts and starts to turn brown, add cod to skillet.

Cook 2 minutes on the first side.

Turn heat down to medium. Turn cod over, top with remaining butter and cook another 2-3 minutes. Butter will completely melt and fish will cook through.

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PERFECTION!

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Meal Plan 12/4/16

Happy Sunday! Why does the weekend have to go by so fast???? I hope everyone enjoys every last minute of the rest of their weekend.  Here is my plan for dinner this week…

Sunday- Pan Seared Cod in Butter sauce

Monday- Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

Tuesday- Out

Wednesday- Breakfast for Dinner

Thursday- Baked Pasta

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Friday- Out

I would love to hear what you are making this week!!!