Chicken and Pasta with Cheese Sauce

This was made with my homemade pasta recipe that I posted the other day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts cooked your own preference of spices.
  • 2 carrots – cut into strips.
  • 1/2 squash – cut into strips.
  • Pasta.

Cheese sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter.
  • 2 tablespoons flour.
  • 10 oz milk.
  • 3.4 oz cheese.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in a pot over a low heat. Add flour and stir it to a smooth mixture.
  2. Take the pot off the heat. Add the milk gradually while stirring, avoiding lumping.
  3. Put the pot back on the heat and add the cheese. Then bring to a boil while stirring often.
  4. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the pasta and vegetables to the cheese sauce. Then plate the pasta, and top with slices of the chicken. Tada, all ready to be served.

It’s delicious with some garlic bread!

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Homemade Pasta

I’ve wanted to make pasta from scratch for a while now. It’s been one of those things on my list, but I had been kind of nervous about trying because it seemed complicated. Man was I wrong, it was very straight forward and easy to do. I don’t have a pasta machine, but it worked perfectly fine with the help of a rolling pin and a pizza cutter!

Ingredients:

  • 6oz flour.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil.

Instructions:

  1. Sift the flour into a small pile on your work space. Make a little groove in the flour to add the salt, eggs, and oil.
  2. Mix the ingredients together with a fork. Then knead the dough until it’s smooth, use your hands.
  3. Put the dough aside, let it rest for about 20 minutes before using the rolling pin to roll it out as evenly and thinly as possible.
  4. Use a ruler to measure up about 0.3″ and use the pizza cutter to cut the pasta into strips.
  5. Boil the pasta in lightly salted water for about 2-3 minutes.

My experience was that even though I thought I had rolled it out thinly enough, it was still pretty thick so I’ll try to roll it out even more next time. Aside from that my only tip is that if you don’t plan to cook the pasta right away to hang it over something (Like a pasta drying rack, UK or US), because if you leave it together like I did it will stick together and it’s rather hard to separate.

Aside from that it was a really fun experience to make with my daughter, and we’ll definetly be making this again!

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Apple cake

Had some apples that needed to be used up and decided to try something I haven’t made in a while, apple cake!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs.
  • 4.7oz sugar.
  • 3 tablespoons butter.
  • 5 oz milk.
  • 6.3 oz flour.
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder.
  • 2 apples, sliced thinly.
  • 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Directions:

  1. Whip sugar and egg together until it’s stiff.
  2. Pour in melted butter and milk.
  3. Sift in flour with baking powder added in it. Use a spatula to stir everything together to a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter in a oiled cake pan.
  5. Put the apple slices in a nice pattern on top of the batter, sprinkle over sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Bake the cake for about 40 minutes at about 40 minutes at 350F. Let it rest for a few minutes before taking it out of the cake pan.

Slice and enjoy! Adding a bit of whipped cream or ice cream would be great. Mmm

 

This entry was posted in Cakes.

Vegetable Soup with Chicken

 

I love veggie soup, it’s just comfort in a bowl to me. I got hit with one of those random cravings, so veggie soup it was!

Ingredients:

  • 33 oz water.
  • 2 carrots.
  • 1 small leek.
  • 5 oz rutabaga.
  • 3.5 oz celeriac / celery root.
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced into strips.
  • 2 bullion cubes.

Instructions:

  1. Wash and peel the vegetables.
  2. Cut the vegetables in small pieces.
  3. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  4. Put the veggies in the water and boil them for about 8 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken when the veggies are almost boiled.
  6. Add bullion, and salt and pepper to taste.

Alternatively you can cook the chicken before, that’s what I did!

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Burning love – Brennende kjærlighet

 

I’m really not sure how this dish ended up with the name “Burning Love”. Even did a quick google to see if I could figure it out, but the first bunch of things I found all said the same as me, that they didn’t know how it got it’s name. But at any rate, it’s a really tasty meal. And it’s quick and easy! Heck, it’s so easy I don’t think I can quite call it a recipe even, haha. How quick it is to make is a great winning point for me, cause the less time in the kitchen on workdays gives me more time with my daughter. 🙂

Ingredients:
I’m just leaving what I used here, and you can adjust for how many you’re feeding 🙂

    • Bacon.
    • Sausage / hot dog of choice.
    • Onion.
    • Butter/oil for cooking.

Directions:

  1. Cut the bacon, sausage, and onions into the size you prefer.
  2. Saute the onion. Cook sausage and bacon.
  3. Serve with mashed potatoes.
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Strawberry Salsa

A quick and tasty strawberry salsa to add to your BBQ, the sweet of the strawberries and the kick of the chili was really tasty!

Ingredients:

    • 1 lbs strawberries.
    • 1/2 red onion.
    • 1 jalapeno. (2 if you prefer it spicier!)
    • Peel of 1 lime.
    • Juice of half a lime.
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Directions:

    1. Dice the strawberries into small pieces. Finely dice the onion and add to the bowl with berries.
    2. Remove the seeds from the jalapeno and finely dice it, add to bowl with the strawberries and onion.
    3. Grate the lime peel and squeeze the lime juice in the bowl. Mix everything together, then add salt and pepper to taste.

Great to serve with beef, chicken, and pork!

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Right to the mommy heart

This crossed my facebook feed the other day and it hit this mama heart right away.

My daughter is almost 6, but because of an expressive speech delay she doesn’t talk much. (Or rather, she doesn’t talk much that I actually understand) Last estimates of her expressed speech was at a level of a child about 1.5 years old, and although she’s gotten better since that estimate she’s still far behind where she should be.
I add this all to explain that there are just some things you appreciate in a whole other way as the mama of a practically non-verbal child than other parents.

One of those things is listening to my little girl sing, it makes my heart skip beats to listen to her make up her own songs with audible words these days (This morning it was a song about dinosaurs! 🦖 ) and even more so when hearing her sing me a lullabye (we have a night routine of singing each other a song) recognizing the song both cause of words and melody she uses ❤
And the smile she gives me when I told her she did great and have a wonderful song voice? Pure mama melt

Norwegian Waffles

For a first recipe on this blog I thought Norwegian waffles would be a perfect start! These are my go-to whenever I’m asked to bring Norwegian food somewhere.
They’re delicious, easy to make, and usually well recieved by most!

They are so tasty my daughter, the worlds pickiest eater, not just eats them, but she steals them and runs away giggling like she’s a master thief who just pulled off the biggest heist in history, haha.

Ingredients:

  • 4.2oz flour.
  • 4 tablespoons sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar.
  • 10oz milk.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted.

Directions:
1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
2. Add half of the milk to the dry mix and mix until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
3. Add the rest of the milk, the eggs lightly whipped, and the melted butter.
4. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
5. Make the waffles in the iron until they’re golden brown. Usually helps to put a wee bit of butter or oil in the iron to make sure it doesn’t stick

As an alternative you can do half the milk and substitute the other half for heavy whipping cream, it adds extra fluff to the waffles!

Personally I think they are best served with raspberry or strawberry jam. If you really want to try the traditional route with the waffles you can try it with brown cheese (Links: UK / US). Soooo many Norwegians swear by it, me on the other hand swear at it, haha.

I don’t usually like the idea of posting recipes that require special equipment, but I can’t imagine having a food blog where I don’t include Norwegian waffles. Norwegian (Or Scandinavian if you will) waffles as you might tell from the pictures not quite as thick as the Belgian ones.
Here is a link to Amazon US, and here is another one for Amazon UK for waffle irons. (Those are affiliate links by the way!) I own the one from the UK one right now, and I had the one I linked to on the US link when I studied in the states. Both work excellent for making delicious waffles!