Jump to content

Dinner help?

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Mamabug

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

I am becoming dependant on this forum for food ideas!

I want to make a pasta type thing tonight as I have chicken thighs, pasta, green beans and thickened cream.

Oh, we have celery and cashews as well, if that helps!

What I'm not sure of is what to do with it all!

Only seasonings we can have are garlic, chives, shallot and salt.

Any help for the clueless?

Edited by Mamabug, 11 January 2013 - 02:57 PM.

#2 credence

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

First put a big pot of water for the pasta on to get to the boil. Now get on with the sauce.

Slice the thighs into bite size pieces and brown in a little olive oil in batched. Set aside.

In the same pan with a little more oil, fry some finely diced shallots and garlic. If you've got some white wine or vermouth, deglaze with half a glass of this, otherwise just a little of the now boiling water from the big pasta pot, scraping up all the brown bits at the bottom.

Salt the water in the big pot and pop in the pasta.

Add the chicken into the winey shallot and garlic. Add the cream and reduce over medium heat until thick and saucy and the chicken is cooked through. Check for seasoning.

Add the beans to the pasta water when it's about half cooked. When the pasta and beans are done, drain and add to the sauce.

#3 tassiegal

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

Yum, that sounds good.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

  • ebk-canonD30-thumb

    Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

    Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

  • The Boxtrolls is due for release September 18.

    Movie review: The Boxtrolls

    Alan Snow?s bestselling novel, Here Be Monsters, offered the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman the perfect tale for their latest stop-motion animation film about a family of box-dwelling trolls who live under the streets of Cheesebridge.

  • Lah-Lah's Adventures airs on the Cbeebies channel on Foxtel and Austar.

    'Lah-Lah's Adventures' a musical treat for young and old

    Sydney-siders with tiny tots have been loyal followers of the Lah-Lah band for many years but the boisterous children?s music group from the inner-west continue to grow their following with their own television series.

  • quotes-320

    Wise words from kids movies

    The movies we watched as kids had a lot more to offer than just entertainment. Here's ten wise quotes from kids movies.

  • yoda

    31 iconic family films from the 1980s

    If you grew up in the 1980s there will be a number of films that are close to your heart. Here are 31 of the most iconic for you to watch with your own kids.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.