Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pre-Portland Cookfest---blast from the past

I usually cook a few meals for Dave and his folks before going to Portland. I put together a lasagna and will cook it today, I made a small tri-tip for sandwiches, and made my version of "chicken cordon bleu" over noodles. I also have a huge tub of turkey/orzo soup. Notice my big fat shadow head in the picture of the tri-tip. Damnit.

I think I needed one more layer for my lasagna, but ran out of noodles. At least this time I cooked the noodles first. I made a big batch of marinara sauce (with veggies). I'll post a pic of the lasagna..if it doesn't look like shit. [it looks and tastes posted the pic] I took a bunch over to my in-laws. Oh, I did add another layer.

For the chicken dish, I pounded the hell out of two chicken breasts until they were about 1/4" thick. I sprinkled swiss and parm cheese over, added cooked bacon pieces, rolled em up and then pressed them with a garlic,rosemary, and panko bread mixture. I tied the chicken rolls with string and then seared them on all sides and then baked for an extra 15 minutes on 350. I then cut them about 1/2" thick and placed them on top of lemon- parsley-buttered noodles. Dave said it was the best chicken dish he has ever, ever had. I must was quite delicious. :)


Hahn at Home said...

Sounds delicious! I'm jealous of them all.

Eileen and Sue said...

Boy, are they lucky when you go away! Everything looks great.. have fun with your grandkids.

Peg said...

I have no idea what you're talking about. This is like reading a foreign language blog. But, I enjoyed the pictures especially the one of your head shadow.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Thanks! kill me.