This Mitten Movie Night is the first in July! Did you have a good 4th? Last week instead of Mitten Movie Night I posted my Best BBQ Sauce recipe for #CookoutWeek. It was an honor to be a part of it. Can’t wait to be a part of this great group once again for Choctoberfest too! Tonight I am making an etouffee recipe that I watched Tyler Florence make on The Food Network years ago when I was just getting into cooking. It sounded great so I made it and have been loving it ever since.
Pairing this meal with a long time love of mine Bell’s Oberon. Fun Fact: Oberon’s release is celebrated with ‘Oberon Day’…what a World we live in! Check out all their other release dates here. We are watching What We Do In The Shadows. It came on Netflix and we started watching a little of it then decided to save it for tonight. What I did see was hilarious and I don’t think you can go wrong with a ‘documentary’ about Vampires living together. That’s my kind of humor. Now on to the food.
If I described this dish in one word it would be ‘simple’. However using that word would lead you to believe that the flavor is pretty basic too-nope. Wrong. If your looking for an easy meal with lots of flavor this is it. Start by chopping the chicken into pieces. Sautee in a pan with a 2 teaspoons of oil for about 5 minutes. Chop the sausage then add to the pan. Cook for another 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and sausage is crisp.
While the meat is cooking take the pepper, onion, garlic cloves and celery and add to a food processor. Chop items until they are small and well combined. Remove the cooked chicken and sausage from the pan.
To the same pan add chicken stock and the processed vegetables. Start cooking over medium/high heat. Add the chicken and sausage back to the pot. Let the stock reduce by half until it make a smooth sauce. Serve over rice and maybe a side of Hone-Jalapeno Cornbread. And here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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This week officially was the start of sports season. My son started football practice which means that except for a few weeks over the holidays my husband, who coaches most of his sports, and him are gone to practice at least 2 nights a week. Then every Saturday is a game. For football, soccer and basketball…until mid-March. So that means I need to have quick meals ready before they are back out the door again. One of my kids favorites is this Easy Chicken & Dumplings. I can get this on the table and it’s a great way to make sure he’s got good wholesome fuel to power him through his practices.
The things I use for these are usually what I have on hand in my pantry and freezer. Freezer you say? Yes, freezer. When I find carrots and celery on sale I will chop them up and put them in a plastic freezer bag and put them in the freezer. It ensures that I always have these on hand for soups. So gather your ingredients….
For this recipe use any type of shredded chicken you desire. I personally like to use chicken thighs that I cook in the crock pot with just salt and pepper then shred. I used the whole large package and had enough leftover for chicken tacos later in the week. Win! Of course though you can just as easily use leftover rotisserie chicken or cook a few chicken breasts on the stove.
Chop all your good veggies up. Add to a large pot with your 2 Tbs. butter. Saute for around 5 minutes to make onion and garlic soft. Now add your stock and water. (I use chicken bouillon versus chicken stock. This is a preferred taste for me so feel free to use either. When using chicken bouillon I usually heat water to boil and place cubes in that water to dissolve. Then then just add the remaining water separate. This is what you see in my Donald Duck cup. From one of my favorite places ever, Disney World!) Finally add your chicken.
Bring your pot to a good rolling boil for around 10 minutes. Time to make your biscuits. Add milk, oregano, thyme and the Jiffy mix. Stir to combine. Viola! Done. Easy as that! Once pot is at a rolling boil you are going to drop your biscuit mix in one spoonful at a time on top of the broth and vegetables. Drop all the way around filling up the top of the pot.
Keep the pot at a roiling boil for another 10 minutes. This is the consistency you want. The dumplings cooked completely through.
This is a perfect & easy weeknight dinner that your kids will love, trust me! And here you are…….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Thank you to Ellen Folkman from Family Around the Table for hosting this weeks Sunday Supper. Keep kids happy with these other Kid Friendly Recipes from the Sunday Supper Family.
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