Our Cookbook Blog

Our Cookbook ~ What We Cook, is a compilation of every recipe we (Janice and Carissa) cook - recipes from our cookbook collections, our recipe boxes, and our heads! We set up this blog for friends and family who have our cookbook to let them see pictures we post of the recipes in the book, and also for us to note any corrections, revisions, or additions to What We Cook. We encourage people who are cooking our recipes to let us know how the recipes turn out and any suggestions they might want to make.

In addition, we will be sharing some of our new recipes (along with pictures) that are not in our cookbook. We hope you will help us out and test recipes and give us your comments.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches ~ page 64

My family is temporarily living in a small 2 bedroom apartment for 5 months while my husband is stationed in a different city for "temporary duty". We brought the minimum when it came to everything, so we're working with all kitchen supplies that were available from the family services loan locker on base. My main concern with lacking kitchen supplies was that I wanted to make sure I was still able to make most of the recipes in this cookbook, since it is the ONLY cookbook I brought with me. I am pleased to announced that it hasn't hindered me yet.

This recipe was great! I actually modified it just by toasting it in the the (borrowed) George Foreman grill to make it into a panini. I was very pleased with the results. I also added avacado the 2nd time I made it and I loved it even more, but I've yet to find a recipe that avacado doesn't improve. :-)

I will miss my kitchen aid mixer (among many other things), but I did manage to fit my fancy blender into the back of the van. I'm so glad I did! I knew I would need it to make baby food and many of your delicious sauces and dressings in the cookbook.

Here is what my red pepper sauce looked like:


Janice Johnson said...

Dacia--You sound quite adventuresome! A "family services loan locker" sounds very interesting too--do you just get to pick out what you need? Your sandwich looks wonderful! Thanks for posting. ~Janice

Dacia said...

haha! thank, janice! it's a service offered on air force bases to military families since so many of us end up transient and in the middle of moves. the main purpose is so that when you get to your receiving base and your stuff isn't going to get there on the moving truck, so that you have something in the meantime. every base has them and it's a really neat service. we've used it several times during different trainings that taylor has been stationed for over the last few years. they pretty much have all the basics for a kitchen and it's all free. we did that in lieu of bringing all of our kitchen stuff just for this short time. of course, i did have to give everything a REALLY GOOD scrub down first "just in case"...especially the toys I borrowed for the girls. :-)