Monday, May 13, 2013

Mom's Green Beans

I love green beans of all shapes sizes and recipes!  My mom used to make the best green beans growing up with bacon!  I made it last night out of nostalgia and man did I enjoy them!  It's been years since I've had em!    Who doesn't love a little bacon?!

Mom's Green Beans

*Makes 3 Servings

1 Can French Style Green Beans
2 Slices of Bacon
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder to taste

1. Fry the bacon til it's slightly crispy.  Remove from pan and cool.
2. Add green beans to the bacon grease in the pan.  Season and fry them for about 5-7 mins.
3. Chop up the bacon into small pieces.  Throw them back in right before you serve.
4. Eat healthy veggies slathered in bacon grease! :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rosemary Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

After craving red potatoes for a month I decided that I needed to break out the ol' Pyrex to make some roasted potatoes!  What better combo than with chicken?!?!  This is my version of a classic dish. :)

Rosemary Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

*Makes 3-4 Servings

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut vertically to make 4 chicken fillets)
6-8 Small Red Potatoes (cut into 1 1/2" cubes)
1 Bell Pepper
1/2 Small Onion
1/4 C. Parmesan
3 Tbsp. Green Onions (chopped)
3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp. Parsley
1/4 tsp. Basil
1/2 Tbsp. Rosemary
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Pepper
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1. Cut up the potatoes and put in a large pot full of hot water.  Turn the burner on to high.  Take off the stove and drain as soon as the water starts to boil.  Put in a bowl to the side.
2. Set oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a 9X13 pan with non stick spray.  Sprinkle a little salt on the bottom.  Lay chicken side by side.
3. Add bell pepper and onion to the potatoes.  Add the oil and all the seasonings.  Mix well!
4. Spread the potatoes over top of the chicken.  Sprinkle the Parmesan and green onions on top.  Put in the oven for 35 mins.
5. Enjoy! :)

 Before and After :)