Chapman’s Alfredo

This recipe is by far one of the easiest, impressive meals. We got the recipe from a good friend and make it all the time!

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash pepper

Heat butter and cream over medium heat in saucepan till butter is melted and mixture starts to bubble.  Reduce heat to low, simmer 6 minutes, stirring frequently till slightly thickened. 
Remove from heat.  Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
Serve over fettuccine, penne or spaghetti pasta. Serve with or without chicken 

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic is one of my must use ingredients. This is absolutely the best way to serve green beans. The garlic stays crispy when sprinkled on top and the oil and water is infused with garlic as well. I need to use less oil when making these.

1 bulb garlic, peeled and chopped
1 or more pounds green beans

Smash garlic cloves and cook in 1/4 cup oil till crispy. Set aside crispy garlic and use oil and a little water to cook green beans (I add a clove or two of preminced garlic to the bean while cooking.
Once cooked, sprinkle with salt and crispy garlic.

Orange Chicken

Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, the recipe is really easy. I made this for a potluck recently and it made a delicious casserole. Even Ian, who doesn’t like chicken, said he would have eaten more of it. How could you not like chicken?

2 pounds chicken, in 1″ cubes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
oil for frying
Orange Sauce Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
green onions
sesame seeds

Combine flour, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in egg and shake in flour mixture to coat. Pour a quarter cup of oil in pan and let heat. Cook chicken till done.
Combine water, lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger and garlic.
Mix water and cornstach and slowly pour into orange mix and cook till thick and bubbly. Stir in red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken and mix gently.
Serve over rice and cabbage and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.