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@jonscott81 is en route to Toronto for a tennis tournament and my bachelor dinner consists of roasted red potato and Brussels sprouts frittata. Oh and some cab

@jonscott81 is en route to Toronto for a tennis tournament and my bachelor dinner consists of roasted red potato and Brussels sprouts frittata. Oh and some cab

Felt like cooking tonight… Pork chops with sautéed apples and onion with thyme, green beans and roasted red potatoes.

Felt like cooking tonight… Pork chops with sautéed apples and onion with thyme, green beans and roasted red potatoes.

It’s a meatloaf and haricot vert kind of evening.

It’s a meatloaf and haricot vert kind of evening.

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Basil/Oregano Cream sauce on whole wheat penne with a little bacon for extra lovin.
1 small red onion chopped (or to taste)
1-1/2 - 2 tablespoons of butter
4 large garlic cloves
3/4 cup chicken stock
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
red pepper flakes optional
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Saute the onions in a skillet with the butter until translucent and tender then add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Stir in chicken stock, basil, oregano, salt and pepper and bring to a boil; cook for 8 minutes or until reduced by about half.  Stir in the cream.
Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced.  
I threw in a palm full of parmesan cheese to help thicken as well as about a teaspoon of flour.  Be sure to whisk the sauce if you add flour in order to remove any lumps.  This sauce would also be great if you added peas, asparagus or any other veggie/chicken of your choice.  
Toss pasta, 2 tablespoons of the starch liquid from boiling with the sauce and serve.  

Basil/Oregano Cream sauce on whole wheat penne with a little bacon for extra lovin.

1 small red onion chopped (or to taste)

1-1/2 - 2 tablespoons of butter

4 large garlic cloves

3/4 cup chicken stock

1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil

1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

red pepper flakes optional

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Saute the onions in a skillet with the butter until translucent and tender then add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Stir in chicken stock, basil, oregano, salt and pepper and bring to a boil; cook for 8 minutes or until reduced by about half.  Stir in the cream.

Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced.  

I threw in a palm full of parmesan cheese to help thicken as well as about a teaspoon of flour.  Be sure to whisk the sauce if you add flour in order to remove any lumps.  This sauce would also be great if you added peas, asparagus or any other veggie/chicken of your choice.  

Toss pasta, 2 tablespoons of the starch liquid from boiling with the sauce and serve.  

Pasta sauce prep

Pasta sauce prep

Last night I went to a dinner party in a cemetery.

Last night I went to a dinner party in a cemetery.

Creme brûlée from dinner last night,

Creme brûlée from dinner last night,

A great birthday dinner for an amazing man. Beautiful evening

A great birthday dinner for an amazing man. Beautiful evening

Roasted sweet potato basmati rice and Cabernet Not Pictured:  poached egg

Roasted sweet potato basmati rice and Cabernet Not Pictured: poached egg

Big gay family dinner commence

Big gay family dinner commence

Second Easter Dinner

Second Easter Dinner

Pretty Peppers

Pretty Peppers