Four Foods on Friday #66

02/13/2009 @ 9:28 AM | General with 7 Comments | Print This Post

Time to learn more food facts according to me. If you are not interested you can move along. As always be sure to check out Fun Craft and Recipes to join each week and to spread the news so others might join as well.

1. Are your Kitchen utensils nylon, silicone, wood or other?
I actually have nylon and wood but need to get more wood ones so I don’t scratch up my Caphalon.
2. Do you prefer dishes washed in a dishwasher or by hand?
No preference unless I need something that is dirty as it takes me at least a week to get enough dishes in the dishwasher to run it lol
3. How many sets of dishes do you have?
Just one I bought years and years ago at K-Mart which are fine china if you can believe that 🙂
4. Share a recipe that calls for only one pot or pan.
Actually I have been making chicken and broccoli lately that fits this bill as I cut some corners on things which you will see to make it one pot almost.

Premake 1 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbp water.

Chicken marinade: 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp Chinese rice wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp cornstarch, 1/8 tsp black pepper.

Sauce: 2 tbp oyster sauce, 1 tsp Chinese rice wine vinegar, 1 tbp soy sauce, 1/4 cup chicken broth.

1. Marinate chicken (3/4 lb thinly sliced or I cube them) with marinade until coated, let stand 10 minutes.
2. Stir sauce ingredients in a bowl.
3. Blanch 3/4 lb broccoli (I use 1 entire fresh steam bag pouch and toss it in the microwave since I love broccoli).
4. Heat a large pan/pot over high heat. Add cooking oil to coat. Add chicken and when almost completely cooked add in 2 cloves of garlic minced or smushed and cook for a minute. Pour in the sauce and add the broccoli to bring to a boil. Pour in the dissolved cornstarch and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens.

Now I cheat and use Minute rice in a bag and boil/microwave a bag of that on the side to place under my yummy goodness.

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  1. 1
    Karen // February 13th, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    I am enjoying gathering all these one pot recipes. I may have to start cooking again! I hope you will come and visit my blog to see what my choice of a one pot meal is. Have a great weekend and a happy valentines day.

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    clair // February 14th, 2009 at 7:29 AM

    Mm, that broccoli and chicken sounds great. I love one-pot meals too. In fact, I love anything that saves me time spent in the kitchen 😛 .

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    corrin // February 16th, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    My fine China is from Target. 😀

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    Chelle // February 18th, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    Sounds like a good recipe – i love anything you can make in one pot! My dishes are so mismatched I don’t think we even have what could be considered a “set” – it’s the eclectic look I say if someone comments on it 🙂

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    Twitter: healthyhomeblog
    // February 19th, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Your recipe sounds yummy. I like chicken and broccoli too. And the easier the better.
    (I didn’t realize that nylon utensils would scratch Caphalon.)

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    Twitter: blueyestm
    // February 20th, 2009 at 7:16 AM

    Sure does, I’ve already scratched one pan which is how I found out so only wooden utensils in my pots/pans now because them things are expensive but well worth it.


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