Feb 20, 2014

DINNER TONIGHT







Oh my goodness!

 I started this post and planned it to be very simple and more about the pictures. The first draft ended up being about nutrition and Italian family dinners and me peeping into windows during my trip to Italy.  

Scratch that.

Tonight I had a produce drawer full of things I needed to use, thawed chicken breast and thirty minutes. 


So here is what we ended up with for dinner:

I cut up some tomatoes and tossed them in olive oil. 
I put them onto a baking sheet and salt and peppered them. 
I added fresh basil leaves, some garlic powder and roasted them in the oven. 
Ten minutes before taking them out I crumbled blue cheese on top.  




While the tomatoes were roasting, I browned cut chicken breast, onions and garlic.





After the chicken was almost cooked through I added this ready made sauce and two large cans of sliced mushrooms.  










I reduced the heat and covered.




While the chicken was doing it's thing, I sautéed two big bags of spinach and a half bag of kale.  
I added salt, pepper and squeezed the juice of one lemon while cooking. 
(Sometimes I drizzle balsamic vinegar)
I used my cast iron frying pan. 
If you do not have at least one cast iron skillet, go get you one.  
They are wonderful to cook in and actually add minerals to your food. 
(I have had low iron and using cast iron has helped. ) 





I always struggle to get all of my  greens into the skillet at first, but in the end they reduce so far down
I end up wishing I had another bag.  



 I forgot to take a picture of everything together on a plate, but dinner was delicious
and 
quick and easy!  



6 comments:

Just Ask Beth said...

ok...I s loooooooowly read each part of your BLOG..and no finished product?? LOL! I was dying to see the end result. looked delish, we have been eating sautéed Kale everyday this week..

Joyce said...

Looks good, but I think I'd like to hear about peeping in the windows in Italy. Sounds like something I would do...hubs has to watch me when we walk thru neighborhoods in the city : )

Love Being A Nonny said...

Thank you for this!! Love how you did the tomatoes!! I will try that!

Simply LKJ said...

Everything sounds delicious!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Yum! Sounds and looks delish!

Leslie said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for visiting me today! This dish looks wonderful. I like all the sauteed greens and I'm sure the chicken works well with all of these flavors. Sometimes the best meals are the ones that are thrown together last minute:):) xxleslie