Friday, September 27, 2013


Earlier this week, I found out that more is not necessarily better. Monday I made a big pot of ground beef vegetable soup with lots of wonderful vegetables. I've been reading so much about adding organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider to meats, casseroles, soups, etc. so I thought "Hey! What a great idea!"

Big mistake to add a whole cup verses a tablespoon! Terry wouldn't even eat it. He hates vinegar! It wasn't until Tuesday morning, when I looked in the fridge at that bottle of vinegar, that I figured out what the "problem" was. Lesson learned the hard way! LOL!  BTW, the leftovers went out on the pier, and the birds didn’t mind the vinegar whatsoever! 

So Thursday I wanted to make something easy and good for dinner that Terry would like.  I came up with the following recipe. It was very good, and Terry gave it a thumb up and said "Yes, make it again!"


3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
*1 cup Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup sweet onion finely chopped
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup ranch dressing
**1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon White Wine Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 ears corn
Fresh tortellini (I used cheese filled tortellini)
Olive oil
***lemon grass, only the white stem pounded (Optional)

Heat olive oil in large skillet and brown chicken breasts on high for just a few minutes to get brown color. Remove chicken from pan and sit aside. In same skillet sauté onions, garlic and mushroom, for a few minutes then add the white wine and reduce to half stirring constantly. Mix Alfredo sauce, ranch, White Wine Worcestershire Sauce, curry powder, salt and pepper and add to the same skillet with the onion mixture just to warm it.

Put uncooked tortellini in bottom of crock pot, top with chicken breasts, top with lemon grass stem; pour the onion-Alfredo sauce over the chicken and pasta. Put shucked, clean corn on top. Cover and cook about 4 hours on low or 6 hours on high.

*You can substitute the Alfredo sauce with a can of cream of chicken, mushroom or chicken mushroom soup.

**For those of you that don't drink, by reducing the wine, most if not all of the alcohol is evaporated and you just have the rich flavor.

*** I added a small stem of pounded lemon grass on top of the chicken. This is optional, but gives it a mild lemon flavor.


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