Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Today I have two meals to share with you, plus two new recipes! Yipee!!!

Up first, I found a recipe for Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches, which have turkey, bacon, and a cheese sauce usually made from swiss. However, I have enough ham to feed an army right now, and I didn't have any swiss cheese, so I adapted the recipe a bit. What did I call it? Why, Florida Hot Browns, of course! Here is my adapted version. Besides using ham instead of turkey, the cheese sauce is American and mozzerella, because that's what I had. I decided to make them open-faced because I though that one sandwich wouldn't be enough, but four pieces of bread each was just too much. We also had steamed broccoli.

The verdict

I was very pleased with my creation. Mike raved over the cheese sauce and scarfed his down. I think next time I'll try to get a fancy bread instead of plain ol' sandwich bread to fancy it up a bit. I think it'd be great on a ciabatta, or even an english muffin. Mmmm...the possibilities are endless! I give this meal 5 stars for taste and 2 and a half stars for health.

Next up, another new recipe. Chicken fingers are always good, but I've been searching for a good way to make them at home. I came across this very quick and easy recipe featuring either goldfish crackers or pretzels and was intrigued, so last night we gave it a shot. You can use either buttermilk ranch dressing or honey mustard for the wash. I used ranch and made up a dipping sauce of mayo, mustard, honey, and a squirt of horseradish. As for the breading, wellllll.... Pretzels have a way of mysteriously disappearing in our house, so when I got the bag out, there were maybe four in there, plus some crumbs. So I ended up using that and some Triscuits to round it out. We also had steamed green beans and a fruit salad 0f apples, kiwi, and red pear.

The verdict

We were both very impressed by the taste, and I loved how easy there were to make. The longest part was crushing up the Triscuits! The ranch dressing imparted just the right taste. I can't wait to try this with Goldfish, how cute is that?!? I give this meal four stars for taste and health.

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