May 26, 2010

Mama Mia!

I love food. I love to cook it, I love to eat it, I love to look at great photos of it, I love to share it, I love to read about it, I just like it.
I can't believe God created such an incredible variety of foods to enjoy. Not only that, but we get to be creative with how we blend foods together. My favorite part of cooking is that I get to create something of beauty and enjoyment, not only to look at, but to smell and taste and share with others.
How fun is that?
So, here is what I made for dinner tonight.
It started with some of this....
Yup... boring whole wheat pasta.
Then, I opened my fridge and looked for ideas to place upon this sticky somewhat healthy carb goodness.

I started with chicken breast that had been marinating for a few days... and about 15 minutes later, it looked like this.

The recipe you ask? Well... that's a bit of a problem, you see I don't follow recipes all that much. Sometimes I start with one, but then have this compulsion to enhance, build upon or creatively adjust it to make it mine.
So, for those of you that need to know (AL, HF and MA) here is what I can remember. I call it Ooooooh Momma Mia Pasta!!!!!

Momma Mia Pasta
Simmer 3 chicken breasts, add a bit of water to keep it from sticking to the pan.
Throw the rest of the stuff below into the pan and keep simmering until it smells good:
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • A splash of white wine
  • Leftover brushetta (about 1/3 cup)
  • A handful each of fresh herbs from the garden, chopped (basil, parsley and oregano)
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 3 roasted red peppers from a jar, chopped
  • Leftover red pepper /eggplant spread (about 2 tbsp.)
  • Fresh spinach.. I don't know, about 3-4 Cheryl size handfuls
  • Add 2 splurts of milk from the milk jug. You heard me.. splurts... 
Near the end, add some cheese, I had about 1/3 of a small container of Romano... so, plop it went, into the pan. I saved a bit to sprinkle on the top to make it look like something you order from a restaurant.

Mmmmmmmuah! Momma Mia, was it good!!! I wish I could say some other Italian words.. but I got nuthin!

I put it into some lovely pasta bowls my kids gave me for Christmas and snapped a shot from my iphone.

Goodness, yumminess creativity, beauty, fragrance, carbs and some nutrition all in one dish!


Shari said...

Hey, this is my kind of recipe. Looks great!!

Margaret said...

So...You really ARE Amazing!!

Shaun and Holly said...

OOOooo la la!!!! :)

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