2 Tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups half and half a mixture of milk and cream; available in dairy section
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
(Found this on Pinterest by Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet it is absolutely delicious.)
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add minced garlic and saute until golden.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together half and half, cornstarch, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and oregano. Add mixture to sauteing garlic.
Cook, stirring often until thick.
Add Parmesan cheese and stir well.
Remove from heat and use in pasta dish (see notes) OR cool to room temperature, pour into a jar and store in fridge for up to 3 days.
**BTW if anyone knows of a good Spaughetti Sauce Recipe can you tag me in it or send it my way?**
Grilled Chicken Panini with Homemade Chipotle Mayo
This was a lot of work for a sandwich, but worth every single minute. I promise.
Ingredients & Directions for Chipotle Mayo
I used the same ingredients and directions as the mayo in this previous recipe except I swapped whole garlic for granulated garlic (2 tsp) and mustard powder for 2 tsp of Dijon mustard. After the mayo was complete, I added 3 chopped chipotle peppers plus 1 ½ tbsp of adobo to the mayo and whipped. You can blend the chipotles into the mayo, but I love the bits of pepper running throughout. Store in a mason jar or airtight container.
Ingredients & Directions for Caramelized Onions
I used the same ingredients (+ 1 tbsp sugar) and directions as the onions in this previous recipe. I added a bit more salt and cooked these in a mixture of canola oil and butter.
Ingredients & Directions for Chicken
I seasoned the front and back of thinly pounded chicken cutlets with the seasonings pictured above. Seasoning blend contains a total of (2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp kosher pepper, 1 tsp lemon granules, and 2 tsp granulated garlic). I grilled each piece of chicken for about 2 minutes per side or until I could tell it was done (this is done by years of practice – I just know when my chicken is done).
I assembled two paninis on Sourdough bread – each with one entire chicken cutlet, spinach, cheese (one has Gouda and one slice of jalapeño Jack cheese, the other has extra sharp cheddar and one slice of jalapeño Jack), avocado, chipotle mayo, caramelized onions, and tomatoes. Grilled/panini pressed until golden brown on each side.
Three years ago I made my wife a lasagna. Sauce from scratch, homemade spinach pasta, expensive cheese, the works. Hours invested - and the return? “You should put more cheese on it like at the Macaroni Grill.”
I went out that night and bought six interior left hand doors. All of our interior doors were right handed. I cut plugs to fill the strike-plate & hinge mortises, and every few weeks I change out a door or two, right hands for left, left for right. It only takes about twenty minutes now: pull the door, plug the mortises, spackle the plug seam, chisel the plug from the opposite side, hang the opposite door and sweep up. I painted the first few times, but it’s a white jamb and I decided the paint smell was more suspicious than the unpainted spackle. It’s a thin seam, and my wife wouldn’t even know where to look.
She’s never said anything about it, but I’ve seen her grasp the air where a doorknob used to be a hundred times. F*ck the macaroni grill.
So, recently I catered a wedding for nearly 200ppl. All homemade, from scratch, fresh as I could manage. My house… suffered for my art.
Took the weekend off, but now it’s time to reclaim my house! Nothing sends me into a spiral of depression faster than my house being such a mess I can’t cook.
I decided to tackle the invisible corner first. This place is one of the biggest dumping grounds in the house. Not just for me, but the other people that live here too. Considering it’s the biggest mess in the kitchen at the moment, it only took one 20/10 (Thank you @unfuckyourhabitat app!), and that’s including feeding my sourdough starter!