Monday, May 2, 2011

Mondays Menu

My family loves chicken cordon bleu. I try to make it at least once a month. Here's a great recipe~

Dinner~Chicken Cordon bleu

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

6 slices Swiss cheese

6 slices ham

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon paprika

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup heavy whipping cream

chopped basil, for garnish (optional)

1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness. Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Mix the flour and paprika in a small bowl, and coat the chicken pieces.

2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Add the wine of broth and bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

3. Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the breasts to a warm platter. Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve warm.

Dessert~Banana pudding dessert

  • 1 (5 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix

  • 2 cups cold milk

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 1 (8 ounce) Cool whip, thawed

  • 1 (11 ounce) box Nabisco vanilla wafers

  • 5 -6  ripe bananas, peeled and sliced

  • Love this mmmmmm, in fact I had better go make some :)
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together vanilla pudding mix and milk for 2-3 minutes until it begins to thicken. Blend in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract and fold in the thawed Cool Whip.

  • 2 In a 13x9x2 glass dish layer the bottom with Nilla wafers, add a layer of sliced bananas over top of wafers. Pour enough pudding mixture over top of the first layer of wafers and bananas to cover,leaving some pudding for more layers.

  • 3 Repeat layers of wafers,bananas and pudding.

  • 4 End with a few wafers on top.

  • 5 Cover and chill in refrigerator for several hours.