My wife is a fantastic cook and I wanted to share with you some of the food that she has made for me. I can't invite everybody over for dinner, because she would kill me. So I decided to do the next best thing... share her recipes. Imagine cooking some of these recipes in the kitchen of your new home.
Mustard-Tarragon Roast Chicken with Egg Noodles
hands-on time: 20 Minutes | total time: 1 hour | serves 4
½ cup Dijon Mustard
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh tarragon, Kosher salt & pepper
1- 3½ to 4 pound chicken, cut into pieces
1- 12 ounce package egg noodles
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
¾ cup dry white wine
Heat oven to 400º F. In a large bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the oil, the garlic, tarragon, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast until cooked through (about 45 minutes). During the last 15 minutes of roasting, cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Add the parsley and the remaining oil and toss to coat. Transfer the chicken to individual plates. Place the pan containing the drippings over medium-high heat. Add the wine and cook, stirring and scraping the bits from the bottom of the pan, until the wine reduces slightly (about 5 minutes). Divide the noodles among the plates and spoon the sauce over the top.
Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
3 cans of 15 oz sweet potatoes drained
1/4 cup of butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 cups of mini marshmallows, or as many as you need to cover you potatoes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat all the ingredients 'til well blended. Spoon mixture into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, top with marshmallows. Bake 15-20 minutes or till marshmallows are a nice golden brown.