Thursday, September 24, 2009


I love grabbing an ingredient or two and creating a meal around them - a la "Chopped."

Last night I was inspired by chicken and a jar of peanut satay sauce. In addition to the chicken and peanut sauce, I used the following "on hand" ingredients:

Greek yogurt
Dried minced onions

Chicken breasts
Celery salt
Garlic powder
Chili powder
"Pride of Szeged" Chicken Rub
Chicken broth
"A Taste of Thai" Peanut Satay Sauce

Sliced green onions
Precooked, bagged brown rice

Add some dill, minced onion, and garlic powder to Greek yogurt. Let sit in refrigerator.

Heat a pan with EVOO. Add 2 chicken breasts that have been liberally coated with pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, chili powder, and some "Pride of Szeged" Chicken Rub.

Sear both sides of the chicken then add a chicken broth and several spoonfuls of the peanut satay sauce. Cover and let simmer until chicken is almost done.

Heat precooked bagged brown rice in microwave.

Add sliced green onion to the chicken for the last minute or two of cooking.

Serve chicken with sauce over rice and put some of the yogurt mixture on the side.

Enjoyed some really good food while the window replacement salesman measured all our windows. Even he couldn't resist and ended up eating a plateful.

This is a keeper.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

No Excuses

I've let my priorities get out of whack and have not posted in a while. Work just cuts right into the middle of my day!

I trusted Trader Steve's tonight on a rack of lamb and he failed me. At least the cous cous was good.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Avocado Dip

My niece, Laura, married Andrew a week or so ago. It was a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful reception. Janine and I made up veggie trays and dips. I concocted an avocado dip that was very light -- not dense like a guacamole.

Toss into a blender and whirl up:

Sour cream
Salt & Pepper