Monday, February 25, 2013

Chicken Marsala Casserole

Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes to order out at a restaurant. Dave's mushroom phobia often prevents me from making it at home, but I'm starting to incorporate some mushrooms into cooking. He is often able to eat around them or doesn't mind them as much when they take on another flavor. This casserole is an easy shortcut to a Marsala dinner. I look forward to trying this again soon! This is another recipe discovered on Stephanie Cooks.

You will need:
*2 tablespoons butter
*10 ounces sliced mushrooms
*1 1/2 tablespoons flour
*1/2 cup Marsala wine
*1/2 cup heavy cream
*2 cups chicken broth
*1teaspoon dried parsley
*salt and pepper
*1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
*2 cups cooked chicken breast
*2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir well to coat. Stir in the Marsala wine and cream for about 3 minutes, until it starts to thicken. Stir in the broth, parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

3. In a 9x13 dish, spread the rice in an even layer over the bottom of the dish. Top with the chicken. Pour the mushroom mixture on top. Cover tightly with foil.

4. Bake 35 minutes, until bubbling. Remove foil, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and bake 5 minutes uncovered.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sausage Wonton Cups

It's Super Bowl Sunday. While my beloved Patriots are not playing, we'll still tune in for the big game to watch the end of the NFL season. This also concludes our weekly Sunday potluck style afternoons with friends. This appetizer comes from a football get together. A coworker of mine makes these regularly, and I finally tried making them myself. These are creamy, cheesy, and delicious!

You will need:
*16oz frozen sausage
*24 wonton wrappers
*1 cup cheddar jack shredded cheese
*1 cup ranch dressing

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat, crumbling with a spoon or spatula.  Once sausage has browned, place onto a paper towel lined plate to drain the grease.

3. While sausage is cooking, place the wonton wrappers into muffin tin wells. Heat wonton cups in preheated oven for about 5 minutes.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked sausage, ranch, and cheese. Spoon mixture into wonton cups and cook for about 10 minutes.

Serve warm.