Friday, May 12, 2006

The Ordinary and The Not So Ordinary

Wednesday night we had a basic meal. There is much to be said for keeping it simple. We had a roasted chicken breast. I sauteed it skin side down (although half of it didn't have skin!) in olive oil, sprinkled it with ms. dash and another herbs salt substitute, drizzled it with lemon juice and tossed it in the oven. This was bone-in so I cooked it for 40 minutes at 350. Perfect and tender! Served with carrots and a salad and that was dinner.

Last night we had Pad Thai. One of my favorite dishes. I used Bonnie Stern's recipe and it was delicious. I find that using fresh cilantro, green onions (or scallions) and some peanut pieces thrown on at the end really makes the dish.

Of the seedlings I started the other day, I noticed today that the Arugula is sprouting! Now lets see how long it takes me to kill it....

Tonight it's what we call "Swedish" pizza. We call it this because we had it in Sweden and it was the best pizza ever. I have friends who spent time in Italy and they say the pizza from this pizzaria in Sweden is the best. We use a thin crust, add a little sauce, mozza and parmesan cheese, proscuitto, and arugula. Tonight I'll add some fresh basil and red, yellow and orange tomotoes. I have a multigrain crust that I got at the market that we may use too. Either way, there is a nice Californian Zinfandel to have with it. Can't wait!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Everything is better in Sweden... even pizza! LOL