So back to my new love shredded chicken…Passover becomes a special time when all Jewish children try to figure out how many ways they can turn a piece of matzoh into a pizza before they can finally go back to the wonderful world of bread.
In honor of that tradition, I decided to try a slightly different pizza (with incredibly easy directions because I was hungry):
Shredded Chicken Caesar Pizza
1 Piece of Matzoh
Handful of mozerella
1 Chicken breast
1 Pack (2 tablespoons?) of Caesar Dressing
1 Handful of spinach leaves
1. See earlier posts on how to cook and shred a piece of chicken breast
2. Pile the spinach on top of the piece of matzoh and then cover with the shredded chicken.
3. Pour the caesar dressing over the chicken
4. Sprinkle (or cover) with mozerella
5. Microwave for about one minute on high and then enjoy!
With passover starting, I realized that I was going to need to make A LOT of food since I couldn’t just make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and call it a day. I decided the first recipe I would try was my mom’s Matzoh Apple pudding. While I have eaten this plenty of times, for me, this was a new recipe to actually make.
7 apples (Macintosh)
1 ½ c raisins
4 t cinnamon
½ t salt
Dash of nutmeg
1 ½ t lemon rind
1 ½ c firmly packed brown sugar
8 T melted cooking fat (I used butter)
1. Soak matzos until soft. Press out as much of water as possible.
2. Pare and cut apples in small pieces.
3. Mix together the apples, raisins, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and lemon rind, matzos, sugar and melted fat.
4. Add eggs to the mixture and mix thoroughly.
5. Pour into a greased 9×13 casserole
6. Bake in moderate oven 350 until brown and apples are tender-I let mine bake for about 60 minutes.
It tasted just like my mom’s and my house smelled like passover for the rest of the day, so I was pretty happy.
After having zero time in week 13, I started a DIY project, but it’s still not complete yet (haven’t found all the supplies I wanted). I’ll update this with a picture soon, but the basic idea was that I wanted to keep all of my ticket subs, but didn’t really have a way to do so. I decided to clean out one of my old tomato sauce jars and use it as storage. I figured this would be much better than a box because I can actually see the tickets then! I want to dress up the jar a little bit more, but as I said, missing supplies and no time to buy them, so this will be on going.
I’m fully aware that this post is three weeks late and I’m going to have to play a lot of catch up. I’ve been overwhelmed with assignments every day since I’ve been back from break and I’ve had barely any free time for myself. I’ll try to post these as I can and hopefully catch up. I think I might have failed with Week 13, but I truthfully don’t actually remember.
However, for week 12, I did try making my own recipe. I’ve developed a slight obsession with shredded chicken, so I wanted to try creating my own recipe for it. I also didn’t have that much time that day, so this recipe didn’t take that long and provided me with leftovers!
I’ll also apologize right now that I don’t really have a set recipe for it. I just baked a boneless chicken breast on the stove (I did season it with a little bit of garlic and Ms. Dash’s original spice recipe). I then took it out of the pan and shredded it (very easy to do with a fork, just drag it through the chicken). I then threw the shredded chicken back into the pan and added marinara sauce. After letting that sit on low heat for a little bit, I put the chicken on a tortilla wrap with cheese, shredded carrots, and spinach! I was pretty happy with it and I had some left over chicken that I ate later in the week.
I’ll try to write the rest in the upcoming days. Also, Passover starts this weekend, so hopefully I’ll take some pictures of the stuff I try this weekend!