One day and two delicious chicken dinners. I have decided that I am not a clean cook nor am I a safe cook. I could tell you stories for days about the dangers I have faced when I cook with fire. Especially the grill. I mean I almost lit our apartment on fire by trying to cook bacon on a grill. I mean hello who does that? Today I had stuff everywhere like I normally do when I cook and I had a paper towel sitting on top of the stove top. Somehow I turned the wrong burner on and lit my paper towel on fire. I quickly grabbed it with the tongs I had in my hand and threw it in the sink. How unlucky can a girl get with fire. I have also burnt myself so many times on top of that. Believe it or not I use to be a prep cook and a pretty good one at that. I’m hoping by the end of this blog I will be a better cook, cleaner, and set less things on fire. That is pretty high expectations though.
Anyway the house is still standing and I made Chicken Taco Salad on page 53 and Chicken With Mustard Cream Sauce on page 147 of the Dinnertime Pioneer Woman cook book.
Chicken Taco Salad
Delicious Scale 8 out of 10 because lets face it, it is a salad but for a salad I would give it a 9 out of 10
Prep time 20 minutes if you are a multi tasker
This was a super delicious salad. I love salads that have a lot going on in it. Having grilled veggies and chicken is a perfect way to start. I have never added grilled corn to my salads before but I will add it all the time now. It added this sweet and juicy crunch that you just can’t get from anything else. Don’t worry I didn’t burn myself or anything else this time.
The dressing was this delicious combination of ranch and salsa with some cilantro. I had to go out to my herb garden (which is thriving if I do say so myself) to get the cilantro.
I hope the cilantro doesn’t over power the dish haha!!
Beautiful guilt free lunch with my lemon water and listening to a rain storm in the background. Could life get more bliss then this.
Chicken With Mustard Cream Sauce
Delicious Scale 9 out of 10
Husband Delicious Scale 7 out of 10 (considering my husband hates mustard this is an extremely good rating)
Prep time 25 minutes
I strongly believe in drinking wine if your going to cook with wine. It just feels so right!!
This dish was delicious the mustard definitely is a strong flavor because it has dijon and whole grain mustard in it. I happen to love mustard so I was licking the pan afterwards.
The tang with the creaminess went perfectly together to give you a flavor bomb in your mouth. I paired this with rice and left over grilled corn to round out my big plate of yellow. I didn’t think of color variation until it was all on my plate but who cares when its tastes amazing right?
Extra little recipe for you guys I love zucchini bread and when I get some zucchini from gardens that my friends have I go a little crazy and make a ton. This is the best zucchini bread recipe I have ever had.
3 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 tsp vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
-Beat eggs tell light and fluffy, add sugar and beat
-Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini
-Add dry ingredients
-Bake in greased pan at 325 for 50-60 minutes