Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hr | Total Time: 1 hr 10 minutes | Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 medium onion (optional)
  • 4 TBSP flour
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Peel and slice potatoes 1/8 – 1/4″ thick
  3. In a casserole dish, lay down a single layer of potatoes.
  4. Put some onion on top if you like.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with flour, salt and pepper.
  6. Place 2-3 TBSP of  butter on the top. Repeat the layers to the top of the casserole dish.
  7. Pour milk over the top until the dish is about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.

Notes:

Recipe Origin: unknown

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Chicken Piccata

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • cayenne pepper, very small pinch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • all-purpose flour for dredging
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP capers, drained
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 TBSP cold unsalted butter, cut up
  • 2 TBSP fresh Italian parsley, chopped (fine without it)

Directions:

  1. Pound chicken breasts to about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Season both sides of chicken breasts w/ cayenne, salts, and black pepper. Dredge in flour and shake off any excess.
  3. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Place chicken in pan, reduce heat to medium, and cook until browned and cooke through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.
  4. Cook capers in reserved oil, smashing them lightly, until warmed through, about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour white wine into skillet. Scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan witha wooden spoon. Cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir lemon juice, water, and butter into the wine mixture. Cook and stir continuously to form a thick sauce, about 2-4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir parsley through the sauce.
  7. Return chicken to pan and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with sauce spooned over top.

Notes:

Recipe calls for 4 chicken breasts, but we find it is too much meat for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Recipe Origin:

Unknown. We’ve made it several times, and it’s good.

Fajita Chicken Wraps

  • 12 oz. skinless, boneless chicken, cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small red or yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • tortillas, warmed
  • salsa
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle chicken strips with chili powder and garlic powder. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken and bell pepper strips in hot skillet over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and pepper strips are tender. Drain if necessary.
  2. Divide chicken and pepper mixture between warmed tortillas. Top with Salsa and cheese. Roll up; cut in half.

Adapted from this recipe