I really enjoy cooking. I never expected to enjoy it, but I do. So last night, I mixed some of my favorites along with a new recipe for what I thought turned out to be a great meal. If the rest of the girls didn't like it, they did a good job hiding it!
The new recipe I found on Pinterest last week.
Here is the recipe. It was soooooo good. A big hit with everyone. Instead of using the thighs, I used boneless chicken breasts and cut them up pretty small. My worst problem was that the chicken wasn't fully thawed when I got ready to cook it and it took forever to cook!! But I have patient friends who waited until it was finally ready. Really, really good stuff!! I'll definitely use it again!
Next up was a recipe I watched Paula Deen put together on Food Network one day. I'm not a huge Food Network watcher, but this could have been divine intervention, because this casserole tastes like it was made just for me. Layers of mashed potatoes, onions and red peppers, cheese, and bacon bits. I'm telling you, it will make your tongue slap your brains out!! Good stuff! I wish I had a better picture!
They are really good. I think I overdid a touch on the olive oil this time, but last time I cooked them, it was a favorite of everyone.
I threw in some creamed corn and rolls to finish it off. I love the frozen creamed cord that you head up on the stove. Yummy!!
For dessert, I made pecan pie and topped it off with some ice cream.
This is the recipe my mom gave me and I think it's delicious!
Pie crust (I think the refrigerated ones that you roll out make the best pies)
1 c sugar
1 c Karo syrup ( I like to mix the light and dark)
1 c pecans
I start by putting the pecans in the bottom of the pie crust, mix up the rest of the ingredients and pour it in. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
If you use the froze pie crusts, you end up with more filling than you need. You can double the recipe and make 3 pies.
A great time was had by all last night, good food and great company!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!