Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Banana Muffins

Yummy banana muffins! Possibly the best you will ever eat!

3 large bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
chocolate chips

Mash bananas. I used an electric beater - much quicker!

Add sugar and egg. Mix together. Add melted butter.

Add dry ingredients together. Mix well.

Add chocolate chips. so many as you want. :)

Spray Pam into the muffin tin. Pour mixture into tins. (I use the large muffin tins)

Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. It takes about 25 minutes in my oven.

Let the muffins cool for at least 10 minutes before taking them out of the tins. The Pam spray allows them to come out quickly and easily.

Just a tip for storing them: I don't have a container large enough to fit these muffins, so I individually wrap them in cling wrap so that when Jeff needs a quick bite to eat before an appointment, or wants to take a snack on the road with him without worrying about melting or going bad, he can just grab one of these out of the fridge and he's got a snack!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This chicken cordon bleu is SO simple to make!

You take chicken breasts and slice them down the middle to make a pocket of sorts. Fill that pocket with swiss cheese and ham.

Combine 1/2 cup of flour, 3 tbsp paprika  1 tbsp black pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder in a container.

Dip chicken breasts into the mixture to coat.

You can put toothpicks through the chicken, if you wish, to keep the ham and cheese from falling out. I didn't have any issues with that.

Brown both sides of the chicken in a lightly oiled frying pan.

Bake the chicken at 375 F for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, cook the fettuccine noodles according to the package directions.

Make alfredo sauce. I used the package that you just add milk and butter. It's easier that way.

Voila! Yummy chicken cordon bleu with fettuccine alfredo. You can add green beans or asparagus or broccoli to this dish as well, if you wish - whatever floats your boat!