Saturday, January 13, 2007

Layered Jello

Dissolve 1 pkg Jello, any flavor, in 1.5 cups boiling water
Whisk in 2 cups frozen coolwhip
Pour into individual dishes, chill until set

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Leeky Chicken

2 Medium Leeks
1.5 lbs sliced chicken breasts
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Cup Dry White Wine
1/4 cup golden raisins
1.5 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp butter
1.5 cups couscous

Bring broth and butter to a boil. Add couscous, raisins and set aside. Add salt & pepper to chicken brown in olive oil. Discard root end and leaves of the leeks, slice in half then slice into small pieces. Place leek in colander and rinse under cold water. Add leeks to chicken and wilt (2-3 minutes). Add wine and cook until about half is cooked off, leeks should be tender and chicken cooked through at this time. Serve chicken on a bed of couscous. Serves 4

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Mac and Cheese

2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups shredded lower-fat sharp or old cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated low fat parmesan

Cook the macaroni for 7 minutes.
Drain and return to pot.
Melt butter in a large saucepan at medium heat.
Whisk in flour and add pepper.
Whisk in milk gradually and stir constantly until it just comes to a boil.
Remove pan from heat and add cheese.
Stir constantly, until the cheeses melt, and it becomes smooth.
Add cooked macaroni and toss.