Okay I know I owe you guys loads and loads of my cooking escapades!
If you are following me on Twitter, you would know that I've been cooking up heaps of stuff for lunches and dinner – often experimental and adventurous.
Cheesy Penne Pasta Potato Bake with Roast Chicken! 😀
Oh and, just so you know, I never follow recipes. So I have no idea how the "recipe" just popped up in my head!
Hmmm… perhaps all these years of eating or numerous food review sessions has subconsciously taught me a thing or two and honed my long-time repressed culinary instincts.
Anyway, that's what I made for dinner for my family in Sydney!
Feast up! Also, I will also show you a brief step-by-step on how to recreate the dishes.
Everything I cook is pretty damn easy, to me. If I can make them, I don't see why you can't as well!
Ingredients used – potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, capsicums.
Chop 'em up, dice 'em well, slice 'em well!
Before you cut up your veggies, you might want to pre-heat your oven first to prepare for roasting.
Set it to about 180 degrees Celcius.
Marinade a whole raw chicken with salt, black pepper and barbeque/mushroom sauce.
Stuff the chopped vegetables into various parts of the poor thing.
Yes. That's my hand inside its asshole.
Sprinkle more condiments and your favorite herbs. I used basil and rosemary.
Remember to line your roasting tray with aluminium foil or butter it!
Take it out of the oven after about 45 minutes or how well-cooked your chicken is INSIDE.
Lay it to cool and carve it to shreds.
Boil potatoes and mash them with salt, pepper, milk and butter
Boil the pasta of your choice. I chose curls and penne.
Stir fry onions, garlic, spring onions, mushrooms, veggies and that shredded roast chicken
with your fave pasta sauce
Put everything together in a casserole dish layer by layer.
Mix the pasta evenly with the sauce mixed with everything you've fried earlier, and layer with mashed potatoes and grated cheese. Then pop it in the oven again to bake for about 30 minutes on 150 degrees celcius.
You want your cheese to melt into the potatoes and the layers below it.
Yadda yadda yadda preparation time in total would be about 2 hours +
Okay, everyone is hungry… let's eat!
Salad for appetizers!
Mix cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, avocados and lettuce with mayonnaise or mustard.
Have a good balanced diet!
Eat them together with the main meal. Are you hungry yet? 😀 😀
Ta-da! Portion for one.
We ended up getting 2nd, 3rd and 4th helpings!
I'm glad they loved it. Ahem. They better do 😛 😛
For it is cooked with love, by me
Whee I love to see a happy family enjoying my home-cooked dinner!
There was plenty to go around!
Not bad,. All gone! I've made another extra casserole dish… waiting for tomorrow though
Here's to hoping it will suffice for lunch tomorrow! 😀
Oh and, this also marks Episode One of my lil cookbook of homemade nomsters by me.
If you haven't tried making this, you probably should. Serves 5 and above 🙂 All the best!