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My Son’s Favorite Meal

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I work late a lot so the night before I made this I boiled about 4 to 5 boneless / skinless chicken breast. I started them frozen I put the water in the pan, put the chicken in the water and turn it on high and set the timer for 1 hour. Then I let it set in the pan with no heat on for 30 min. Then I put it in the refrigerator.

Oh and by the way the name of the dinner is 7 Cheese Tortellini with chicken and white sauce.

All you need is:

Chicken

7 Cheese Tortellini

White sauce ( homemade or in a jar )

Butter

Garlic

Salt and pepper

Season salt

The next day I washed the chicken and cut it in chunks. Then I put some butter and garlic in the cast iron skillet to heat up the chicken and it makes it a little brown and the flavor is awesome.

Here is the tortellini  I get it from Costco it comes in a 2 pack. I freeze one and use one.

It’s very fragile. You only have to cook it for the most 8 min. After the water is already boiling that is.

Here I have the Chicken and Tortellini cooking. See the browning on the chicken? It is so delicious!

I mixed it all together and it is ready to serve.

To go with the 7 cheese Tortellini and white sauce is of course Garlic Bread.

And not just Garlic Bread but garlic bread with cheese 🙂

Being served to my husband 🙂

Being served to my son 🙂 2 very happy men.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog I hope you enjoyed it. Have an awesome 3 day weekend I know I will 🙂

Love Lady Beth

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Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine

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The makings of the meal: ( I got this receipe from the Pioneer Woman )

Pork Chops ( I get the pork chops from Costco. They are with out bone and thick so I cut them in half for more to serve )

Olive Oil & Butter

Peeled Garlic Cloves

Red Wine

Balsamic Vinegar

Beef Broth

Bay Leaves

Salt & Pepper

Salt and Pepper both sides of the Pork Chops. Then sear them in a heavy skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over high heat. You don’t need to cook them all the way through at this stage; The goal is to get as much color on both sides as possible.

Remove the Pork Chops to a plate and set them aside for a bit.

Reduce the heat to medium-high and throw in the peeled garlic cloves. Stir the garlic around and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the garlic starts getting nice and golden brown and begins to soften. Then pour in a good amount of Red Wine.

Throw in a Bay Leaf, then let it bubble up and become nice and violent.

Let it reduce for several minutes. You want the garlic to continue to cook and soften a bit.

Then throw in pork chops and some beef broth! Arrange them in the skillet so that they’re swimming in the sauce a bit. Just let them set in there and continue to cook. The juices from the pork will become a part of the sauce and the flavor. Drizzle in a tablespoon or so of balsamic. Then let the chops simmer for another couple of minutes.

When the sauce is starting to reduce and thicken. Take the pork chops out of the skillet.

Let the sauce continue to bubble. Reducing the sauce is the key! Work the garlic around and make sure it’s soft enough to easily cut with a knife. Fell free to splash in a little more beef broth if the sauce needs a tiny bit more liquid.

At the very end, throw in a tablespoon of butter.

Add a small amount of salt and pepper. Stir to make an awesome sauce.

Arrange the pork chops on a plater or what ever you have. Then pour the whole skillet of sauce over the pork chops, garlic and all. You can also sprinkle the top with a little chopped parsley or sliced green onions if you think it needs a little green.  It is so awesome! My family loves it 🙂  You can serve it with mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, white rice, and of course some awesome garlic bread.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have an awesome Easter weekend!

Lady Beth

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Pork Tenderloin

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This is a pork tenderloin and boy was it yummy ;P I had bought a Pork Tenderloin from Costco and it was twice this size. So I cut it in half and got 2 meals out of it 😉 When I made the first one I did not care for it. So I found a better recipe and I’m going to share it with you 😉

1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing dry mix. Sprinkle it over the pork.

1 Cup of water. Pour that over the pork.

3/4 Cup of red wine. Pour it over the pork.

Garlic. I put about 4 cloves grated. You can put what you like.  We love Garlic 😉

Soy sauce. Not sure how much. I just poured some in I would say about less than 1/4 cup. But I like it salty.

Pepper

Cook it all day in a slow cooker/Crock pot! Delish!! 😉

Along with the pork we had Fried potatoes. They were very big potatoes from Costco 😉

As you can see I love shopping at Costco 😉

Here are the potatoes bathing in some butter with salt and pepper.

All done covered with Cheese! Just how we like it 😉

We also had some Asparagus. We let that cook covered, in some oil and Garlic butter that I made myself 😉 along with some salt and pepper.

Here is my garlic butter I made. I let the butter get soft then I grate garlic in it and stir. It smells so good.

I spread the garlic butter over this awesome Sourdough bread. Then I sprinkle Cheese over that and bake 7 min. @ 350. I wish I would have taken a picture when it was done. But I didn’t ;(

And here it is on my paper plate 😉 I’m going to get some better plates so next time it will look beautiful 😉

Thank  you for reading my blog. Have an awesome day!

Lady Beth