The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 31

February 2, 2012 at 1:31 am (Food) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hello friends, and welcome back!

Tonight’s meal was a big hit, and I had LOTS of help!  It was so cool having my older son, James, in the kitchen, being creative, and having fun!

So, here are our recipes for the evening…

Coconut Curry Chicken

2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken pieces, trimmed of extra skin and fat (there is always some, isn’t there?), cut into bite sized pieces

2 Tbsp butter

1 can coconut milk

3 heaping tbsp MILD curry paste (probably more like 6 Tbsp when it’s all said and done)

Melt butter in large skillet, add chicken pieces, cook on medium until cooked through.  Drain excess liquid.  Add in coconut milk and curry paste, mix well.  Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened and creamy.  Serve!

James’ Mac N Cheese

1 pound noodles of your choice (we chose egg noodles tonight)

1 pound shredded cheese of your choice (we had a mix of mozzarella, provolone and cheddar)

3/4 cup milk

1 stick butter

2 Tbsp flour

2 Tbsp brown gravy mix

1 cup bread crumbs (if using seasoned crumbs, just use bread crumbs, don’t add any spices)

Salt and pepper to taste (OMIT if using seasoned bread crumbs)

Cook noodles, drain, place in casserole dish.

Melt butter in large pan (we used the one from the noodles when they were done), add milk, gravy mix and flour, stir with whisk until smooth.  GRADUALLY add cheese, stirring, until smooth and creamy.  Mix into noodles.  Spread evenly in dish, top with bread crumbs.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until bread crumbs are browned slightly.  Serve!

And we had leftover veggies with all this, just so we could say we had veggies, but they weren’t anything special.  You know, those canned (YUCK!) veggies…

Everyone liked everything, even picky William, so it was a really good night!

Until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!



  1. Mom said,

    Tell James he needs to go to school to become a CHEF!

    • dlcwelch828 said,

      If it wasn’t so freaking expensive, he would be there already!!

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