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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Chicken Alfredo

This week's delicious delight is created especially for our mother who celebrates a milestone this  year... She's says she not over 39, but we know that she has quite a bit of history under her belt! The BIG 80!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! So this week Smarty Marty cooks up one of our mother's favorite! Chicken Alfredo! So let's gather up the necessary ingredients and get started: 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. fetuccini
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Preparation Directions: 

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to rest, then slice.
  2. To the pan, add milk, chicken stock and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add pasta, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes. Let cook about 8 minutes more, or to your desired doneness.
  3. Add cream and Parmesan and stir until combined. Simmer 2 more minutes, or until the sauce thickens, and season again with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in sliced chicken. Serve immediately with parsley.
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Dinner is Served! Happy Birthday to my Dear Mother!!! 

Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By -www.delish.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday by Smarty Marty - Egg Plant Parmesean

This week dinner idea is Egg Plant Parmesean! 
 

Ingredients   1 medium eggplant cut into 3/4 inch slices 1cup seasoned dried breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce 2 garlic gloves 1 tablespoon of minced basil 1 tablespoon water 1/4 teaspoon red crushed pepper flakes 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Ingredients

1 medium eggplant cut into 3/4 inch slices
1cup seasoned dried breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
2 garlic gloves
1 tablespoon of minced basil
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon red crushed pepper flakes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a small bowl beat the egg and water together. Place the bread crumbs in shallow dish. Dip eggplant slices in egg mixture then in crumbs, being sure to coat thoroughly.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add eggplant slices and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and tender.
While eggplant is cooking, combine spaghetti sauce and pepper flakes and minced garlic cloves in a saucepan over low heat.
Place half of the eggplant in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the basil and Parmesan cheese. Arrange spaghetti sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining basil and Parmesan
cheese. Layer with half of the mozzarella cheese and the remaining eggplant; top with remaining mozzarella. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

eggplant parmesean
Images & Food Styling By Smarty Marty!

Images & Food Styling By Smarty Marty!

Foodie Tuesday- by Smarty Marty

WE are so excited to team up with Smarty Marty and presents food recipes ideas and beautiful settings to our blog. Smarty Marty is a self trained cooked who's has been cooking delicious delights for a number of years. With raising six children and having a host of nieces nephews and family members she became very creative created home cooked meals and providing healthier options for her family. We are so delighted to add this segment to our blog.

Delicious meal in minutes... Happy Tuesday y'all

Linguine and Clams

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.  Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme, red pepper, anchovies, and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; cover and cook 4 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened clam shells. Add cooked pasta, butter, and remaining ingredients to pan; toss well. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme, red pepper, anchovies, and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; cover and cook 4 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened clam shells. Add cooked pasta, butter, and remaining ingredients to pan; toss well. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Images by Smarty Marty

Images by Smarty Marty