Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inspiration and creation!

Watching Food network is my vice every afternoon after work.  As usual, I didn't know what I was making for dinner, but Ina and Ree helped with that!!  Both ladies made a dish with pasta and a type of white sauce (Bechemel anyone!), broccoli or tomatoes and chicken.  Well, that was all I needed.  Here's what I did:

4 Chicken fillets, pan fried with onion and olive oil, salt/pepper
My bechemel sauce:
2 Tbsp of unsalted butter
2 Tbsp of all purpose flour
1.1/4 cup warmed whole milk
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 can of diced tomatoes, DRAINED
1 box of Penne pasta

Pan fry the chicken tenders in olive oil and slices of onion till browned.

Bechemel sauce:
Melt butter in medium size sauce pan, meanwhile, heat milk in microwave for 1.5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute (while the milk is warming in microwave).  Add the milk, salt/pepper and a dash of nutmeg (traditional in bechemel sauce).   Whisk until thickened, then add the Parmesan cheese til completely combined.  finally, add the tomatoes.  Mix all together and toss in the penne pasta to combine.

As side dishes go, my family loves my stir-fried broccoli and a sweet bread, pumpkin or banana.

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