Last night Ross and I decided we didn’t feel like going to the grocery store, so we would just make dinner with what we had on hand. Our friend Gordon was over, he and Ross had a 5 hour Nintendo game(yes, just plain old Nintendo, like as in the one from 1992). I figured after the rough fine motor workout and the mental strain of Mario 3, they would need a good dinner, so I scraped the pantry and came up with this. For as easy and basic as it is, I think both dishes are pretty good.
My Chicken Milano is a quick and easy recipe. It is basically chicken breasts that are seasoned a little bit and sauteed in stewed tomatoes and green beans. The chicken ends up really tender and juicy. When I made it last night I felt like it needed to be a tiny bit more saucy, so I added maybe 1/3 c. chicken broth. Maybe next time I just won’t drain the tomatoes.
Along with the chicken, I made Orzo with Parmesan and Basil. We have made this several times. It is a great side dish that is an alternative to typical pasta or rice and has a great flavor. It tasted really good with a little of the sauce from the chicken.
Once again tonight we didn’t feel like going to the grocery store. We are hoping to get a new dog from CARA soon (we’re going to visit her tomorrow!!!) and my mind was too caught up in the excitement of our potential new family member to think about a grocery list. So, once again we had to scrounge to come up with sometihng to make. We had ground beef and tortillas, so we decided soft tacos would taste good. Ross searched for a recipe for homemade taco seasoning and found this. It had great reviews, and lived up to them! We mixed in some black beans, sauteed some corn and topped them with cheese, cilantro and sour cream. Not too bad for a last minute meal!
Maybe tomorrow we’ll actually go to the store…