Bell Pepper & Onion stuffed Chicken
As we get older many of us find ourselves wishing for more hours in the day. Although truth be told I think most of us would prefer those hours for sleep… well maybe that’s just me.
Granted my life is pretty simple and self-indulgent compared to all those folks out there living their lives all the while raising kiddos.
But tonight when I finally got home after work and some other me oriented work-out stuff I was pooped and I still had some laundry to do and dinner to make.
And in addition to being pooped I was pretty unmotivated as far as the latter was concerned, especially considering my favorite chopping buddy was at work.
But there was stuff in the fridge that needed to be used and I already ate cereal that morning.
So I opened the fridge, stared at it’s contents and asked myself an age-old question.
What the (insert bad word here) am I going to make for dinner?
Let's make this stuff into some dinner!
I eyeballed some chicken, an onion, some garlic, a bell pepper that was nearing a ‘use it or throw it’ disposition and some feta.
So I decided to stuff some chicken with the other stuff and call it a meal.
A meal that ended up being really good.
Bell-Pepper & Onion Stuffed Chicken Breast
Filed under Chicken, Veggies
One of my very favorite memories growing up has to do with Pot Roast.
After my folks decided they were better off not married, my sister and I would make that sojourn north every other weekend to see Dad.
He and Mom would meet at that infamous midpoint between Albuquerque and Santa Fe at Budaghers and do the kiddo switcharoo.
Before heading to Dad’s “newly single but not quite a bachelor” pad we’d occasionally stop at the grocery store. Dad would get stuff to make dinner and since I was young I never really paid attention to what was going in the cart, unless of course sugar was involved.
Sometimes there would be a stop at the video store and if Dad helped us pick a movie it was always something good. Newsies, West Side Story and Grease to name a few.
And then a few hours later there was a Pot Roast ready, a deliciously tender piece of meat with yummy little red potatoes and carrots always perfectly flavored with the roast’s juice. We’d wash our dinner down with ginger ale and never fail my sister, myself and our bellies were happy campers.
Sometimes we’d end the night with a kid friendly version of Scrabble or a video tape and if it was Saturday we’d do our very best to stay up to watch Saturday Night Live only to pass out 20 minutes in.
So when a fellow cook/blogger friend of mine posted a recipe of her own take on this hearty dish, plenty of fond memories made their way to my heart and eventually my belly.
And guess what was on the menu this week?
On food shows fancy chefs and judges talk about how certain dishes create a cohesive harmony… or something that sounds equally foodie-ish and sophisticated.
I may be a simple woman but I make one hell of a cohesively harmonious dish.
I don’t know if there is necessarily a title for this dish, but lets just call it a yummy healthy dinner.
Ground Chicken with Squash and Zucchini served atop brown rice and finally a delicious dollop (or heap) of a cucumber Greek yogurt sauce. I’ll take it one step at a time.