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Foody Friday: New Year edition

Did you know that in 2008, I published 133 posts on this blog? This translates to one post every 2 to 3 days. Sounds about right. Especially since I'm juggling more than one blog now!! :)

... once again, HAPPY 2009, everyone!

Kosh and I spent the New Year's Eve / Day quietly. I ended up feeling quite rajin (hardworking? motivated?) and produced three items in the kitchen!

First: another round of Mira's Broccoli Cheddar Salad


Then: a re-engineered version of Shawn's Sopapia Cheesecake.

Re-engineering in this case involved using half of everything and therefore using a smaller 8x8 pan; *and* the introduction of mini chocolate chips (I'd tried before with regular chocolate chips and half melted into the filling, half didn't... it was okay but not something I'd share with others!). Here you can see the dots of chocolate in the cream cheese mixture.

Covered with the other half of the crescent rolls and drowned in butter/sugar/cinnamon... then baked for 30 mins at 350F.

Final product:

(we polished off half of it in 2008, and the other half in 2009 - it didn't last 24 hours!)

So, the above were salad and dessert.

The final item is the actual entree, depicted here prior to being covered and put in the oven:

What is it? you ask... look well and you'll see signs of:
  • 2cups frozen cut leaf spinach
  • 5 skinless chicken thighs, looking bright orange, as a result of being liberally rubbed with turmeric, red curry powder, cumin and garlic powder and left to absorb the flavor for a few hours
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (used the water from this to rinse out the next two cans)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup


After about 1h 15 at 350F, you get a very creamy soupy chicken thingy that would go really well on rice. ... since we knew we were going to have the sopapia for dessert, we forgoed (forwent?) rice and had it just like that, a piece of chicken smothered in its sauce.


Yes, I'll be the first to admit it looks kinda weird, but lemmie tell ya, it's good! :)

Gosh darn it, now I'm hungry!!

Have a good weekend, y'all!

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Comments

  1. hmmm that looks yummy. it make me wish for an oven.

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  2. What a sumptuous meal! Glad you liked the salad. A blessed and prosperous New Year to you and your family!

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  3. don't forget, babe -
    next time we'll try to make the broccoli a main course by mixing in some [grilled?] chicken chunks....

    btw, i have three words for ya about the grub:
    IT ... WAS ... SCRUMPTIOUS!

    -kosh

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  4. Arlene> yes, I've really come to enjoy having an oven :)

    Mira> thank you Mira, right back at ya! :)

    Kosh> Glad you liked, hunny :) I'll forgive you the 300/Robot Chicken reference LoL!

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