I don’t just bake.
Sometimes I cook dinner. Actually, I do it a lot. Here’s just a synopsis of my easy dinners of things just thrown together. The theme here seems to be my tomatoes. I had two plants, a cherry and a yellow pear tomato plant. They’re cute.
I’ve never followed an actual recipe for dinner… I usually just go with it.
This first one was a roasted chicken and veggie stew. Essentially, I roasted whole chicken breasts (Skin and all) with salt, pepper, rosemary. In the same roasting pan I added an apple, some potatoes, celery, carrot, onions and carrots. I roasted these at, I think, 375° until the chicken was cooked. This would have been great on it’s own, but I wanted dumplings. So I stripped the chicken meat off the bones and skin, and added everything to a pot. I added water (and some cheating stock) and boiled/simmered until flavourful. I then added new veggies
I then made dumplings. My recipe for dumplings is as follows: Crack eggs(usually two is enough), add flour until spoonable. Really. I play around with the texture a lot. For this one I think I added kale and garlic, but I love ’em plain too! Here’s the eggs blended with the kale.
Add the dumplings to the soup, they work best if there’s just stock, you can do them separately if you want. Or before adding vegetables if you remember.. I usually just move stuff around to make room. Then i added the chicken meat.
Here’s the completed stew. It was good with some biscuits. I didn’t photograph any of those. Maybe I’ll post a recipe one day.
This is just pretty veggies. I cook a lot of veggies like this. I just fry them with a hint of salt and pepper and use them for scrampled eggs, or like half of this batch, stir fry with some noodles or rice and bottled sauce. Easy and fairly healthy.
I Made Mac and cheese with peas and tomatoes.
All it is is a roux of butter and flour, milk and cheese to taste. It’s soooo simple, just play around with it and taste it. add stuff if the texture is wrong! I added peas before baking with some leftover noodles. Sliced tomatoes on top and grated parmesan. Baked until bubbling =) I realize this post is sort of disjointed and random, but it’s things I cook, and it’s my blog, so who cares what you think!
Here’s some more pictures! The one on the left is a venison stew I made. It had my tomatoes, apples from our back yard, and deer meet that my cousin gave to me (he hunts.)
The one on the right is some roast veggies, and some honey lemon chicken (skinless chicken, add honey, squeeze lemon, and sprinkle salt, pepper, tarragon.)