Cooking with wine.

The chicken in our fridge is about to go bad, and we finished last night’s leftovers during lunch, so I had to come up with something for dinner. I remembered I bought some sun-dried tomatoes a couple weeks ago, so naturally I went on Pinterest to find a recipe that involves chicken breasts and sun-dried tomatoes.

I found the recipe here.

I made a few mods to the recipe though. I used almost twice the amount of chicken (no point in wasting protein), doubled up on the garlic because I LOOOOOVE cooking with it, and added half a cup of grana padano because I like the parm-mozza blend in my sauce.

During the entire process, naturally, I had music on and a glass of wine. It makes cooking so much better.

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Little Jolli-kitchen.

I did it again. I made another Jollibee-inspired dinner from scratch.

This is the third time I made this in the last couple months, but the previous one was much better than tonight’s.

We had so much stock beef broth, so I thought: GRAVY. And what’s good with gravy? Uhm. EVERYTHING. And one of them is Jollibee’s lil burger steak. It’s basically a burger patty covered in mushroom gravy sauce.

Unfortunately, my mom bought extra lean ground beef… so less fat made the burger a bit bland, also affecting the gravy sauce. Sure, extra lean entails a “healthier choice”, but it definitely lacks flavour and juiciness too.

Every time I whip this up, I don’t go with a “Jollibee Burger Steak Recipe”. Continue reading “Little Jolli-kitchen.”

Homecookery

I’ve been trying to eat healthy since I noticed I am gaining my gut back. 😦 The amount of junk food in my house since the holidays is ridiculous. The Lays chips just call out to me.

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Same, Erika… SAME.

I’ve been the house cook for quite some time now. Not because I’m good at it. My sister is way better in the kitchen than I am. I mostly make dinner for the family so we don’t have to order Chinese take-out, or Popeye’s, or the rotisserie chicken from the Superstore.

After the endless pasta last year, and the never-ending baked chicken variants few weeks ago with the occasional beef, Continue reading “Homecookery”