Monday, April 6, 2009

Chicken Pasta Milano

Tried this recipe for dinner tonight & it was good. I would make again, but, I felt like the pasta really absorbed the sauce, so I would most likely double the sauce. Jake gave it 2 thumbs up.

Got this recipe here off of recipezaar. Apparently, it is a copy cat recipe of a recipe they serve at Macaroni Grill.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pudding Poke Brownies

On Thursday last week we had some of our friends over for a bowl of Albondigas soup. At the last minute I decided that dessert was a must have. I was lucky enough to find a brownie mix in my cabinet (and actually have eggs) but I wanted to make the brownies more delicious.

Also in my cupboard I found a box of chocolate pudding. To me the combination sounds delightful so I googled brownies and pudding and found this recipe on Kraft's website. I thought it sounded good.

I whipped up the brownies and baked them in an 8x8 pan. I put in a toothpick and they appeared to be cooked through. I then mixed up the pudding as they said but it wasn't "thin"as they described it. Instead the pudding was thick and clumpy. I attempted to get the pudding into the holes but it wasn't having any of it. As a result I just spread the thick pudding on the brownies.

The pudding sunk in a little but when we ate them that night they were still a little chunky with pudding. However, 2 days later, after they had time to sit, the brownies were great. There is a layer of cakey brownie, a layer of fudgy brownie and then a special treat of ooey gooey pudding on top!

I think in order to make the pudding thin you'd have to add more milk than the regular pudding recipe calls for maybe...or not...I can't be sure...