…the Costco Way!
That’s right in the last couple of weeks we tried out two recipes in the 2013 Costco cookbook. The first was Chicken & Broccoli Ramen Supreme. We sautéed an onion, some mushrooms, a head of broccoli & two diced chicken breasts with some olive oil on the stovetop.
You are supposed to use a package of ramen noodles for this dish but we couldn’t locate any at the grocery store, so we just used udon noodles.
The next step called for taking light sour cream & mixing it with the ramen seasoning package. Again, since we didn’t have ramen we created our own seasoning using thyme, garlic powder & a sweet and spicy chicken rub. This is probably healthier than the large quantities of salt found in the seasoning package.
Mix the noodles & sauce. Add in the vegetables & chicken.
I asked Christian to give this recipe a grade & he said a B or B-. I agree with him. It was okay but not something I would make again.
The next recipe we tried was Baked Eggplant Parmesan. We sliced up three eggplants, dipped them in egg & breadcrumbs. They went into the oven for 10 minutes to soften up.
Once the eggplants were done, it was easy to assemble the dish: a layer of tomato sauce, a layer of eggplant, a layer of mozzarella & parmesan cheese. Repeat until the dish is full.
Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
This deserves an A! It was delicious & very filing. Christian took some of the leftovers to work for lunch & we have three servings in our freezer to eat another day.
Based on our results, I think we will continue to try out some more recipes from the Costco cookbooks.