I am sorry I am not posting any creative or cute Halloween themed recipe like so many others today.
Believe me…I wish I was.
I have had a note to myself to make Scallops in pumpkin puree or to make a lasagna with pumpkin sauce for a long time.
But… the lasagna was a miserable fail and frankly the scallops went to the bottom of my to do list and finally just slipped right off.
Since I am a terrible baker I cannot offer you pumpkin shaped cookies or spider painted cupcakes.
Instead I give you a quick recipe that I could throw in the oven while I did other
Even sans cute bakery, I am so looking forward to Halloween with my little guys who are so excited that I can hear them awake rumbling about right now way past bedtime. Better go give them a warning…
Happy Halloween my friends!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 4)
1 container of mushrooms (8oz), sliced
3-4 chicken breasts
Extra virgin olive oil
Handful of turkey pepperoni or one chicken sausage (like three pepper flavored, for example)
1/8-1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
Garlic (1-2 cloves
1/8 cup of white wine
16oz Marinara (I like Wolfgang Puck’s Tomato Basil)
2-3 slices of thin provolone or mozzarella
Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 375. Meanwhile heat a pan over medium high with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the mushrooms and the pepperoni or sausage until they start browning ( a few minutes) and then stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Add in the white wine and turn to high until the wine cooks mostly off. Put the chicken in an 8×8 dish and then pour the marinara over the top, followed by the mushroom mixture. Top with the cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes more or untilt he chicken is cooked through. Use a ladel to scoop the sauce into a shallow poil and then put the chicken on top. Pass parmesan and salt and pepper.
My kids can be weird about sauce so having the pieces of chicken cut up separately works better. Stir the sauce into warm whole grain penne. Also, if your kids will be eating this you may want to go on the light side of the red pepper flakes.
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