Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Buon Giorno! Italian Recipes

As we are traveling around the world this week making an apple we are stopping in Italy, France, England, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, and Vermont. We are doing a variety of fun activities for each country, which I will post about at the end of the week, and we are eating food from that country. Yesterday we explored Italy & had a yummy Italian dinner. I though you might enjoy some delicious new recipes from a country known for great food – ITALY!
October 2011 015Tomato Basil Salad
  • 10-20 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/3+ cup Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 lb Fresh Mozzarella (not the stuff in hard blocks) – cut/cubed
  • 1-2 TAB Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (I like Wishbone)
In Tupperware mix all ingredients & toss to coat. Cover & refrigerate to blend flavors 4-24 hours. So simple, so delicious! You can get mozzarella balls that are pre marinated, but these are so simple. You can make it more elegant by putting the ingredients on a tooth pick to serve.

chicken_marsala_1Chicken Marsala
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/4 teas pepper
  • 1/2 teas dried oregano
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 TAB olive oil
  • 4 TAB butter
  • 1+ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
In shallow bowl mix together flour, salt, pepper, and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture. I large skillet: melt butter in oil over medium heat, place chicken and lightly brown, add mushrooms, and pour wine & sherry over top. Cover skillet and simmer chicken 10 minutes (the alcohol cooks off). Serve with linguini.

October 2011 058Garlic Breadsticks

I used this wonderful recipe. If you haven’t checked out allrecipes you really should. They have TONS of wonderful FREE recipes. What I like the best is that people rate the recipes. If 207 people give something 5 stars they can’t be wrong can they?!?
I topped the breadsticks with this amazingly wonderful garlic butter. Best garlic butter I’ve had & oh so very, very easy!!

1 comment:

  1. These recipes (esp tomato-basil salad - YUM!) look awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    Corine :D

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