Budget Week - Day Three: Asian Shredded Chicken Coleslaw

I was looking for something light and a change of pace tonight, and found this great recipe for an Asian salad using more of the shredded chicken I made on Monday. If you didn't see yesterday's post, I prepared 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast using my crock pot chicken recipe on monday. I am trying to see how far I can stretch $9.00 worth of meet to feed a family of four.


To see the recipe, you can read more here: http://www.food.com/recipe/asian-shredded-chicken-coleslaw-59985#ixzz1v5IzFc5l


Dinner Time - Linguica and Potato Stew

I was looking for something easy tonight, and found this great recipe for a stew with a Basque twist.  The flavor combination was incredible, and everyone ate their fill tonight.  The combination of tomato, bacon, linguica and potatoes worked with the zucchini to make magic.  Lots of bacon, lots of pork fat, how could it go wrong?  This was a great fatboy comfort food meal, and I'm actually looking forward to leftovers.

Find the recipe Here.


Sunday Dinner: Crock-Pot Enchiladas

If you haven't noticed yet, one of my favorite kitchen appliances is my crock-pot.  I was looking for something different tonight, and felt like mexican food.  I made this kind of enchilada casserole that turned out great.  I used gluten-free cream soups, and had to modify cooking as a result since the original recipe called for condensed soup, which all contained wheat flour, and hence gluten.  To make up for the extra water in the soup I cooked the recipe with the lid off so that it wouldn't retain as much of the moisture.

As a side note, one of the best ways to cook with any method is to understand it.  By understanding that a crock-pot reduces cooking time by retaining moisture, I was also able to know that if I wanted to reduce moisture I needed to leave the lid off.

You can find the recipe here.

Bacon....wait for it....Jam!

Yes, you read that right.  Bacon Jam.

I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, and the idea seemed too good to pass up.  Bacon Jam??!??  Are you kidding me? How could I not make something called Bacon Jam?

The flavors of the salty bacon combine with the brown sugar, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar to make an amazing flavor profile that cannot be missed.  I will be making more of this as soon as what I have now is gone.

Now this is why we call the place Fat Boy Heaven!

The recipe is here.

Dinner Time - Gluten Free French Onion Soup...with a twist!

I love french onion soup, and this seemed like just the day to enjoy it.  I modified a recipe from AllRecipes.com to fit my tastes and our dietary needs, and it came out fantastic!

Adding the apples and bourbon gave it a very complex flavor profile, and using cheddar cheese to the top really helps set the combination of flavors off.

Recipe is here.

Cooking with Beer Wednesday: Crock-pot Chicken

We had some chicken in the fridge that I needed to use tonight, but it was cooking with beer night.  I wasn't sure what to do, but I figured anything cooks fine in a crock pot, right?

The kids went back for seconds, and my Daughter said it was the best thing I've made since we started the cooking with beer segment here on FatBoyHeaven.com.  Enjoy!

As always, the recipe is here.