The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 8

January 10, 2012 at 1:47 am (Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Welcome back!!

All I can say about mini meatloaves and twice baked potatoes is THEY’RE GONE!  They were a HUGE hit!

On the menu tonight, curried chicken over jasmine rice, and chocolate pudding with fresh whipped cream for dessert.  I’m sorry to say there won’t be any photos of the curry, it’s already gone!

Curried Chicken with Veggies

Jasmine rice, cooked in rice cooker, to package directions (I made about 8 servings)

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 sweet red pepper, cut into small strips

2 green onions, cut into slices

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into slices

1 can coconut milk, unsweetended and unthickened

1 Tbsp red curry paste (I used mild, and I think it was TOO mild!)

1/8 tsp red pepper (I used cayenne)

1 Tsp white sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice to package directions, keep warm.

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in skillet, add chicken, cook and stir until cooked through, remove chicken from pan.

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in skillet, saute carrots 3 minutes, add red pepper strips and onions, saute an additional 2 minutes, remove from pan.

Add coconut milk, curry paste, sugar, sugar and red pepper to pan, heat to boiling, simmer 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Add chicken and vegetables, simmer 3-5 minutes or until heated through.  Serve over cooked rice.  (I also served warm naan bread wedges.)

Chocolate pudding

1 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup confectioners sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 cup milk

In medium saucepan, heat milk and butter to boiling.  While heating liquids, place chocolate chips and confectioners sugar in blender, chop or grate setting until very finely chopped.  Add boiling liquid, blend until smooth.  Pour into custard cups, 4-6 depending on how full you fill them.  Chill at least 30 minutes.

Fresh whipped cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbsp sugar

1/2 Tsp vanilla

Place all ingredients in food processor, use whipping attachment and setting, process until fluffy.  Chill until ready to use.

 

Until tomorrow, good eating!

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