... 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.
(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!
and checking out my other blog: a malaysian abroad