Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recipe: Creamy Baked Chicken and Rice

So I'm starting a whole new category of posts. Since I got hitched, I've been more inclined (or forced to) experiment in the kitchen. I'll be posting mostly easy recipes since I don't have the mad skillz to back up anything Top Chef-esque as of yet.

I'm starting off with a chicken recipe from the back of a Campbell's soup can, which I tweaked given availability of ingredients and personal preference.


1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup
1 cup water
1/3 cup white wine (I just added this; we had some leftover white wine)
1/4 tsp Savory spice (it was supposed to be paprika, but our spice rack didn't have any paprika. Sigh. Next time.)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 cup brown rice (it's supposed to be long-grain white rice, but this is a brown-rice household)
4 chicken breast fillets

1. Preheat oven to 475F.
2. In a baking dish, mix together soup, water, wine, Savory, and pepper.
3. Top with chicken fillets.
4. Sprinkle chicken with additional Savory and pepper.
5. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or until rice is cooked and chicken is done.

It's so easy! And my husband loved it!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Win a (Food) Trip to Hong Kong!

How would you like to win...
  • free airfare to Hong Kong
  • accommodations for three days and two nights
  • a one-day pass to the 2009 Hong Kong Food and Wine Festival
...for you and a friend? Interested? Read about it here.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Charlie's: Beef-eater's Delight

Yes, yes, I've been majorly delinquent. But I'm trying to make up for it with a rather, er, meaty post. (And, if good intentions lead to actual writing, more regular posts.)

H and I have moved into our new neighborhood, which is wonderfully (or dangerously) close to a favorite among burger lovers: Charlie's.

It's a nondescript joint right beside a car wash, so you can have your car cleaned up, and wolf down one of their specialties while you're at it. Behold, the Angus Burger (P150):

With fries, it's P175.

It's a packed patty of really flavorful, deliciously salty beef, topped with melted cheese, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. If you're feeling particularly hungry--and extravagant--you can get this baby with portobello mushrooms for P350.

Other stuff on the menu: the Philly Cheesesteak, a long bun stuffed with sliced-up beef, green peppers, and a generous amount of cheese sauce. On my first visit, it was more pepper than meat though. I'm told the Buffalo Wings (P150 for half a dozen) are also a bestseller. Evidence of this was that it wasn't available on this particular visit. But that's OK--it's an excuse for yet another visit!

Charlie's Grind and Grill is located at 16 East Capitol Drive, Bgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

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