I continue to try to convince mom not to purchase pre-cooked food since the sodium content is high. Even my sister is encouraging her to use my cooking skills to prepare any type of food she would like to have. As mom was ready to grab a container of chicken corn chowder I mentioned to mom that I can prepare chowder and it will be lower in sodium content. Here is a quick and easy way to prepare Chicken Corn Chowder.
I’m planning on using the panini press to warm corn tortilla and slices of tri-tip by adding simple condiments: fresh cilantro, shredded cheddar and monterey cheese, Trader Joe’s guacamole dip, and creme fraiche. This was so good that anytime I have left over meat of any kind I will try to make tacos and make different condiments that will accompany the meat. Sometimes we put too many toppings that the taste of beef gets lost…from time to time, simple is better!
So whenever I feel like having pizza I open a package of Tarte D’ Alsace by Maitre Pierre frozen flatbread pizza made with caramelized onions, ham, and gruyere cheese. It doesn’t take long to bake it and I like to add more cheese and bake it for 15 minutes so that all the cheese melts and the crust is crispy.
I decided to go Ranch 99….purchasing Peking duck, green onions, and top ramen. I did not want to eat just noodles tonight and decided to add Peking duck, broccoli, sugar snap peas, and thinly sliced green onions. You can always jazz up top ramen noodles by adding all sorts of ingredients. If you have last minute dinner guest joining you, you can make this. You don’t have to let them know that you opened a package of ramen noodles. Let them think you slaved hours creating this soup. It will be your secret…
I’m going to make carnitas tostada salad, which should be light for my standards. I purchased Salsa de Molcajete Verde Salsa which is made of fire roasted tomatillos, fire roasted jalapeno pepper, salt and pepper from Costco. When I tasted the salsa, it was too sour and very hot.
I decided to make Chicken Parmesan tonight and decided to cut corners. I didn’t have time to make homemade tomato sauce, so I decided to use Classico Spicy Tomato and Basil Sauce. I added sauteed onions and garlic, basil, red wine and little chicken broth in the sauce.
I’m going to make this tonight and will cheat a bit since I did not have time to soak black beans. I will just purchase a couple of cans of Organic Black Beans from Trader Joe’s (I like their brand better than the other one’s available in the market) using the juice of the beans, jar of Salsa Verde, onions, bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and brown basmati rice. I never measure when I am cooking.