The best marshmallows I like to eat out of the bag, like chips, are the miniature multi-colored fruity flavored ones! :winkgrin Better than chips. And the kitties like them too!
Sorry to double-post. I thought some of you might like the recipe Rachel Ray did today on Oprah. Sounds yummo! I'm gonna try it out! Maybe I'll catch me a MAN! Well, MY man, anyway :winkgrin
"You Won't Be Single for Long" Vodka Cream Pasta :drool
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
It's Rachael Ray's most romantic dish!
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, once around the pan in a slow stream
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
1 cup vodka :guzzle
1 cup chicken stock
1 can crushed tomatoes (32 ounces)
Coarse salt and pepper
16 ounces pasta, such as penne rigate
1/2 cup heavy cream
20 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn
Crusty bread, for passing
Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add oil, butter, garlic and shallots. Gently sauté shallots for 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness. Add vodka to the pan (3 turns around the pan in a steady stream will equal about 1 cup). Reduce vodka by half, this will take 2 or 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes. Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
While sauce simmers, cook pasta in salted boiling water until cooked to al dente (with a bite to it).
While pasta cooks, prepare your salad or other side dishes.
Stir cream into sauce. When sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from heat. Drain pasta. Toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves. Pass pasta with crusty bread.
Serve with a nice glass of wine.
It was one of our favorite Christmas gifts, and we've done the chicken in foil recipe at least once a week since then. It's become one of my favorites! Easy and tasty.
CHICKEN IN FOIL
2 6 oz. chicken breasts
1/2 cup onion (sliced)
1/2 tomato (sliced)
1 medium potato (sliced)
1 small carrot (sliced)
1 stalk celery (sliced)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. tarragon
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
Cut 2 pieces of heavy aluminum foil.
Place a chicken breast in center of each. Top with remaining ingredients. Add seasonings.
Wrap well. Place onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
(NOTES: We often leave out the tomato and double the lemon juice.)
(P.S. doxie is too shy to ask, giz, but she'd like your tapenade recipe. Would it be forward of me to ask for it? :))Quote:
...tapenade (basically you just cut olives up really fine and cook them briefly with anchovies, capers and garlice - it's not difficult).
How was the Mardi Gras party and what did you end up serving???
Enquiring minds want to know :)
:yay Thanks for posting this, misskitty!!! I never watch Oprah but somehow didn't have the energy to turn the channel yesterday and went WOW!, when I saw Rachel preparing this and Oprah's reaction! I've done online searches for a recipe like this ever since we were talking about 'store bought' vodka sauces, so I'm so glad that YOU posted it. Being new to Oprah, I didn't know if they post recipes on her web site but again, didn't have the energy to slog through her site, looking for it.
And I hope that it's as good at catching and keeping a (wo)-MAN as a XY man!