Matt's Thai

This is awesome. And Easy. And delicious. And spicy.

We have it almost every week becuase it is all of the above. We had friends over for dinner who loved it and now make it just as often. This is probably too spicy for children.

4 cloves garlic minced
2 onions chopped into squares
1 red pepper "
2 green peppers "
2 chicken breasts sliced in thin short strips
4 tbsp veg/canola oil
2 tbsp chili paste
4 tbsp fish sauce (this stuff reeks, but the smell cooks out)

Heat oil and dump in garlic and soon after add chicken until outside is cooked. Add the veggies then add the chili paste and fish sauce. Stir frequently until chicken is cooked and veggies are tender. Serve over rice.

Parmesan Basil Panini

 I need to grow a garden. . . in my apartment. . . because I am in love with herbs. And cheeses!

Moving on, tonight I made Matthew and I these paninis that I just named Parmesan Basil Panini because I never have had to name a recipe before and didn't know what to call it. I guess I could call it Whitney's paninis since I did make it up. Because all I did was put a ton of things I LOVE together in a sandwich and grilled it.

The point is, I know you all can make your own sandwiches and know that any of these ingredients can be swapped out for something else. I just thought this might just be another yummy mix up for you to try.


-Yummy bread (I use whole wheat from the store because it is always on hand, but french bread is yummy too)
-olive oil (I feel like this makes the outside of the sandwich much more crispy than butter or margarine)
-miracle whip
-red crushed pepper
-fresh basil chopped or torn up
-freshly grated parmesan cheese
-sliced ham thinly sliced red onion


Stick all of the ingredients between your two slices of bread in whatever order suits you. Brush the outside of the bread with olive oil (I use a paper towel, but someday I will own a brush) and place the sandwich in your panini/waffle maker (or frying pan) until the cheese is melted. Then EAT!