Seafood Lasagna

 

 

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Ingredients:

1 lb. Medium peeled and deveined raw shrimp

1 lb. Lump crabmeat, or two large cans of crabmeat
2 packages frozen spinach
1 package Lasagna Shells
3 cups Mozzarella cheese
3 cups Swizz cheese
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of butter
1/8 cup white wine
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
3 tblsp garlic powder
2 tblsp black pepper
1 bottle of clam juice
cooking spray
Aluminum
foil
Prep
White sauce

Prepare:
In a large Saute pan, add the butter, flour, and evaporated milk, cook for about 5 minutes, then add white wine.

Turn up the heat to medium-hi, just enough to burn off the white wine alcohol, you don’t want to brown the sauce ( it’s not. GUMBO) stir the flour and will create a thick white sauce.

In another saucepan, add a dallop of butter, the shrimp and clam juice, along with lump crabmeat, cook on medium for 5 minutes, now add the minced garlic, and saute for about 5 more minutes.

Add the garlic powder, black pepper, mix thoroughly, with shrimp and crabmeat.
Cook Lasagna pasta shells according to package instructions.

Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray.   Set aside.
In a small pot, cook the frozen spinach according to package instructions, set aside. Pour off any excess water from the spinach, add the spinach to saute pan with the garlic, shrimp, crabmeat ,now add to the white sauce.  Drain Lasagna Shells really well in a colander, shake off any excess water from pasta shells.

In the baking dish you set aside, arrange a single layer of shells, 3 shells will do. Add the white sauce to the first layer of pasta, top with Swiss, Mozzarella cheese.
Continue to layer the Lasagna Shells with remaining white sauce, Mozzarella and Swiss cheese, until all the shells and
white sauce are gone.
Top the Seafood Lasagna with green onions or chives.
In a pre heated 365° oven, wrap foil around the baking dish, and place into the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, place on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes, remove foil.
Enjoy!

Chicken PO Boy Sliders

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Ingredients:

2 large chicken breasts
2 large eggs
1/8 cup milk
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Canola oil
Dry Ingredients
2 tblsps garlic powder
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Condiments
6 lettuce leaves
6 slices of Roma tomatoes
6 thin slices red onions
3 hoagie buns
** Ranch Aloli Sauce**

1 tblsp honey
2 tblsps garlic powder
2 tbsps onion powder
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 garlic clove minced
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
Prep:
(1.) On a large plate, place the 2 chicken breasts. Cut the breasts into thin strips. The best way would be to cut
lengthwise, then across, you should have 4 pieces with one breast. Now cut those pieces again, the same way, you
now should have 8 pieces of strips, cut the other breast the exact way. You should have 16 strips, 8 strips per breast.

(2.) Rinse the chicken strips really well, shaking off any excess water. Using the garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper,
cayenne pepper, season the strips.
(3.) In a small bowl combine the milk, and eggs. Use a small to medium size tin pan, to add the panko breadcrumbs
(4.) Place a frying pan on top of a stove set to medium-hi heat, pour the Canola oil into the frying pan, with enough oil
to the strips.
(5.) Dip chicken strips into egg mixture
,then the panko breadcrumbs, Drop into hot oil, turning after 5 minutes, then turn again. Remove when strips are
golden brown. Do this for all 16 strips. Kitchen thermometer, should read 165° when inserted into chicken strips.
Prep Hoagies

Prepare:
(1.) Open up hoagie buns, with a knife spread the Ranch Aloli Sauce in top and bottom of hoagie buns.
(2.) Place 2 leaves of lettuce on each hoagie bun, as well as the tomatoes, and red onion slices.
(3.) Finally put 3 to 4 strips on each hoagie, reserving remaining strips for later.
Serve with chips or salad.

A Taste of Heaven!

They say that food is good for the soul. I love all kinds of food especially when it “fried dor baked” just right. My very absolute favorite happens to be enchiladas, but I also enjoy (mustard)fried chicken,steak, ribs,pork roast,and great hamburgers. Fish is good if it’s cooked really well, along with shrimp, clams, and fries. These are really side items, but go great together. ‘Growing up’ I loved Fish Fry Friday’s, which included fish(Red Snapper, Carp,or Buffalo), pork and beans salad, or just plain potato salad. We gotta get back to eating well and healthy, if you’re into eating healthy foods.

Meal planning is good because it helps you stay ahead of schedule. And that way you don’t have to keep cooking everyday or think of something last minute. When you don’t plan meals, you cook things on impulse, that can be dangerous to your waistline. Different foods can also be a battle to the bulge, especially if those foods are rich, and fried. “I can’t help it though”,

“GIVE IT TO ME
FRIED, or GIVE ME DEATH”!

So Fried or Baked is the question?

Fried is the way to go if you’re in a hurry, it tastes good, it’s crisp, crunchy, and just great. There are all types of food that you can fry! Even some that you probably never knew it, but people like to fry Turkey, can you believe it? Deep frying a full size Turkey! Wow! Here is a list of the top 20 foods I love to fry, let me know if there’s something on the list you like to fry as well!

(1.)chicken
(2.)fish
(3.)shrimp
(4.)clams
(5.)crab
(6.)pork chops
(7.)steak
(8.)sausage
(9.)ground beef
(10.)eggs
(11.)rice
(12.)onions
(13.)calamari
(14.)tripe
(15.)hushpuppies
(16.)onion rings
(17.)zucchini
(18.)okra
(19.)mushrooms and garlic
(20.)French fries

Now I’m going to give you the top 20 list of baked foods that I love to bake. Once again let me know if there’s something on the list you love to cook also.

(1.)meatloaf
(2.)chicken
(3.)fish
(4.)steak with smothered onions
(5.)pork roast
(6.)Turkey Wings
(7.)stuffing
(8.)cornbread
(9.)beef ribs
(10.)baked beans
(11.)enchiladas
(12.)candied yams
(13.)Tuna casserole
(14.)lasagna
(15.)glazed ham
(16.)pot roast
(17.)lobster mac and cheese
(18.)potatos au gratin
(19.)pork chops
(20.)cheddar biscuits

Is there a method to this madness? Why do people prefer one over the other.

Okay you win! Baked is the healthier way to cook. But does it taste better is the question?

I think it’s possible, but that depends on who’s cooking in the kitchen. Among other things, it can also depend on the recipe, the cooking skill,and finally, the time, it takes to cook a certain meal. You don’t want to overcook, or undercook the meal being prepared.

To me, it the same amount time because I just enjoy myself in the kitchen. Time passes by very fast when you are enjoying what you do, and when you see the look on the faces of people you cook for, it’s incredible.

Just remember!

“You Don’t have to be rich, To Live the Glamorouz Life!”

CGE
Andrew Crockett© 2018

All that glitters isn’t GOLD!

I love people, sometimes I don’t like how they act, or what they say, when they speak. However most people I get along with. I like watching people interact with each other, they’re just having a good time not even noticing me, analyzing their affection for others. You know people are most happy when they are shopping 🛍 or eating.

Let’s write a list of places people shop, that make them happy!

  1. Saks Fifth Ave.
  2. Bloomingdale’s
  3. Neiman Marcus
  4. Burberry
  5. The Emporium
  6. Versace

Where do you like to eat?

  1. Sutter Street
  2. Baja’s Fresh Mex
  3. Yoshinoya’s
  4. TAO’S
  5. etc…..

Living in Luxury, is not all that it’s cracked up to be. I mean it doesn’t come without it’s ups downs and just pure craziness at times. Overall, I guess some can live with it, and some can’t.

Tell me where you like to Eat and Shop!