Mom in the Kitchen: 5 Recipes by Jennifer Garner

Mom in the Kitchen: 5 Recipes by Jennifer Garner

24.05.2022 0 By admin

Jennifer Garner is known not only for her roles in The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Juno and Valentine’s Day, but also for her love of everything related to a healthy lifestyle. In addition, Jennifer is a mother of many children. They are raising two daughters – Violet Ann and Serafina Rose Elizabeth , as well as son Samuel .

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No wonder Garner is a great cook—kids need to eat well. And good in the understanding of Jennifer is certainly right: products carefully grown by farmers and cooked by the hands of her beloved mother. The actress, fortunately, likes to spend time in the kitchen, creating small culinary masterpieces. What is she cooking?

We have selected 5 recipes for tasty and healthy dishes from Jen’s everyday menu that will not take you much effort and time and will certainly please your loved ones.

For reference: 1 cup = 237 ml

Fried chicken soup with lemon

According to this recipe from Martha Stewart, Jennifer has been cooking for years, and the soup always turns out excellent!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lemons cut into thin slices
  • 6 shallots, sliced lengthwise
  • chicken weighing about 1.8 kg without giblets and ridge
  • 2 tbsp. spoons + 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper

Cooking:

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1. Preheat the oven to 240°C.

2. Rub the chicken with a mixture of 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon salt, and 0.5 teaspoon pepper.

3. Lubricate the parchment with a tablespoon of oil, spread the lemons on top in a single layer.

4. With your fingers, carefully separate the skin on the back of the chicken carcass from the meat and place lemon circles under it (this is not as difficult as it seems!). Lay the chicken on the lemons.

5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then add the shallots tossed with the remaining oil. Fry until a thermometer inserted into the chicken breast (this is the thickest part) reaches 73 ° C. This will take about 25-30 minutes.

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6. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let it cool. Break the meat into small pieces with a fork. The skin, the lemon slices that were under it, and the bones must be thrown away, they will no longer be needed.

7. Mix chicken with roasted lemons and shallots.

8. In a saucepan of chicken broth over medium heat, add chicken, lemons and shallots mixture. Let simmer for a minute, remove from heat, season with salt and pepper.

9. If desired, boiled brown rice can be added to the soup. Unusually delicious!

Crispy homemade bread

This recipe is a true invention of Jennifer Garner and the most requested dish on the family menu! It was invented, like most simple and stunningly delicious dishes, by accident.

One day, Jennifer had leftover pizza dough. Do not disappear the same good? The actress smeared it with oil, sprinkled with thyme, rosemary and salt. And so the favorite bread of all households appeared. It even has a special name – cracker pizza.

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Ingredients:

For test:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 st. honey spoon
  • 1 st. butter spoon
  • 1 st. a spoonful of dry yeast
  • 2-3 cups flour (wheat, whole grain, or a mixture)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Additionally:

  • olive oil
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • salt

Cooking:

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1. In a bowl or bowl of a food processor with a dough hook, combine the water, honey, oil, yeast, and salt. Knead the dough, adding flour gradually, in small portions, until the dough begins to peel off the walls. The amount of flour can vary depending on the kind you are using. The main thing is not to make the dough too dense, it should turn out soft and smooth. Like in the picture.

2. Knead the dough: 2-3 minutes for any type of flour in the processor (except whole grain) and 5-6 minutes if you knead by hand or if you use whole grain flour in the processor.

3. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.

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4. Separate a piece of dough the size of a fist and roll it out as thin as possible – only then will it “bubble” during baking! Transfer to a baking sheet lined with oiled parchment.

5. Place in an oven preheated to 240–275 Cº for 8–10 minutes. Don’t go too far, the bread bakes very quickly! As soon as it became airy and began to brown, it’s time to get it.

6. Try it, it’s very tasty! The leftover dough can be used to make pizza.

Beetroot snacks

And this recipe comes to the rescue when everyone dreams of tortilla chips. Delicious and definitely healthier!

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Ingredients:

  • beet
  • olive oil
  • salt

Cooking:

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1. Thoroughly wash the beetroot (Jen uses multi-colored beets because it makes the snacks prettier). Cut off the top along with the tops, cut off the root and remove the small roots. Without peeling (there are a lot of useful substances in the skin!) Cut the beets into slices (thin circles). The easiest way to do this is with a mandolin.

2. Brush the beetroot slices with olive oil, place on a baking mat and season with salt.

3. Bake in the oven for an hour. Then remove and let cool without removing from the parchment.

English muffins

English muffins are not at all like those we are used to seeing in pastry shops. They resemble buns with a toasted golden crust and a soft, tender center. Many English people cannot imagine breakfast without such cupcakes! Jennifer Garner, of course, has her tried and tested recipe for these muffins.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoons dry yeast
  • 3 art. tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 3 art. spoons of honey
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4.5 teaspoons salt

Cooking:

1. Heat 1.5 cups of buttermilk in a saucepan. Don’t boil!

2. Place the remaining buttermilk in the bowl of a food processor, add the yeast and mix. Then add warmed buttermilk, mix again. Add butter, honey, flour, sugar and salt and mix on low speed with a dough hook. When the dough starts to come together, increase the speed and knead the dough for another 2 minutes.

3. Lubricate the bowl with oil, put the ball formed from the dough into it, cover with cling film and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

4. Dust the table with a quarter cup of cornmeal, lay out the dough. Dust it with half of the remaining cornmeal and roll out the dough into a 2.5 cm thick layer.

5. Cut out the muffins with a shaped knife. You should end up with cupcakes with a diameter of 2.5 cm. Try to keep as few scraps as possible, because this dough cannot be rolled out and reshaped. Roll the resulting muffins in the remaining cornmeal.

6. Arrange the cupcakes on a baking sheet lined with parchment and let them rise. This will take about an hour. If you want to make muffins for breakfast, you can put the baking sheet in the refrigerator overnight, and in the morning take it out and let the dough rise at room temperature for 1 hour.

7. While the cupcakes are rising, preheat the oven to 180°C.

8. Heat a dry frying pan (i.e. without oiling it), put the cupcakes on it and fry for 1 minute on each side until they turn golden. Then, in the same pan, put in the oven and bake the muffins for 8-10 minutes.

Granola

There is nothing difficult in preparing this dish. And the main charm is that granola can be used as a healthy snack. Pack in parchment or cling film – and give the children with them to school or take them on the road.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (no sugar or sweeteners)
  • 0.5 cup wheat germ
  • 0.5 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp. butter spoons
  • ¼ cup flaxseed
  • 0.5 cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cooking:

1. Combine dry ingredients. Melt butter in a saucepan, add honey, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir to dissolve, but do not boil. And then mix the dry ingredients into the resulting mixture.

2. Take a small high baking sheet, line it with parchment along with the sides. Put the future granola on the parchment and smooth it out.

3. Bake in an oven preheated to 150 ° C for 10 minutes. Then remove, flatten slightly to firm up the future granola, and bake for another 10 minutes.

4. Let the granola cool. Those with a sweet tooth can drizzle it with chocolate sauce made from chocolate melted with a spoonful of coconut (or butter) oil in a water bath.

5. Cut the granola into serving pieces.

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