Easy peasy Linguine

D13EC759-ECB0-43C1-B33B-E3D4E94AE9C2Friday evening. Start of our holidays as we have some days off. We go for an easy peasy dinner instead of going out for a meal. The only ingredients you need are olive oil, bacon or chicken, mushrooms, cream and linguine. For the flavour and the color: salt, pepper, nutmeg. Ready in 15 minutes and so tasty, hmmm!

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Cottage cheese

8966EBFE-BFBB-4FF3-87AC-BF43167542D4Friday, last day of the week, most dangerous day of the week. The fridge is almost empty and we are tempted to say « ahh, don’t worry, we’ll buy something outside to have a quick breakfast ». But no, not today, even on this morning we’ll have a healthy breakkie! Some cottage cheese, an apple (Pink Lady) cut in slices and some toast. Happy Friday!

Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce

EF2EB501-1917-40D9-BC70-C78ACFDCF027Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce. I was already thinking about it this morning. And as the husband was going to be early home tonight, I asked him to prepare his famous homemade fries. Oh what did I enjoy this dinner!

The creamy mushroom sauce is so easy to prepare. In a frying pan, heat some olive oil. After 2-3 minutes, add chicken filet cut in slices and 1 onion cut in slices. Wait 5 minutes, add 150ml chicken stock and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add 100ml cream and let it again simmer for 15 minutes untill you get a thick, creamy sauce. Finalize with  black pepper.

Fried sea bass

17CDA903-2165-488A-B2FE-40D84CB25DD3I try to cook as much healthy as I can and I therefore always use olive oil instead of butter. But there are two exceptions for which I do use butter: steak and fish. They absolutely need to be fried in a frying pan full of butter! What a difference in taste. PS don’t count the calories 🤫

This evening we had a lovely, fresh piece of sea bass with purée and « courgettini » of carrots and courgette. I don’t think there’s an english word for « courgettini ». If so, please let me know! These are small strings of carrots and courgette, you simply fry them in the frying pan with the sea bass. Enjoy your meal!

« Choucroute »

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« Choucroute » is a famous Alsatian recipe: sauerkraut with sausages and slices of salted pork. Accompanied with mashed potatoes. Quite heavy stuff, but ideal winterfood. For the real lovers: add some mustard. Once in a while I love to eat this dish. Especially when it’s prepared by your best friend…

Coffee!

BB65126A-97B0-41CA-B396-B7BD94FEE3C7Sunday morning. Early bird, me, is already awake. The husband is still sleeping and I’m sure he will only get up around noon. So I’m enjoying a coffee and wondering what I’ll serve him later on. A brunchy-thing… all suggestions are welcome!

In the meanwhile I’m also watching the tulips on the kitchen table. Not really a foodpic, but such beautiful colours, that I want to share them with you xxx

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Linguine with shrimps and peas in a creamy sauce

D2EB987F-8DB6-446A-BF6C-BDFA0FBA342AAm I happy I’m feeling better today! Went again working and when I came home, I couldn’t wait to prepare dinner. As it has been ages that I’ve served pasta, the choice was quickly made. « Linguine with shrimps and peas in a creamy sauce » it is. Quick, easy and so tasty!

Cook the linguine following the instructions on the package. Cut an onion and fry it in a frying pan. After 2-3 minutes, add a cup of frozen peas and around 150gr shrimps. I prefer frozen peas rather than peas out of a tin, as for me they have a better, stronger structure. After again 2-3 minutes add 150ml of cream. Let it gently simmer for 10-15 minutes untill you obtain a solid, creamy sauce. Ready to serve.

And just for your info, I love this picture ❤️