August 02, 2003

I have to thank Jenn's "The Spice Must Flow" for tonight's dinner. I didn't do the recipe I *wanted* to, because I didn't have the ingredients (in fact, I had fewer than I thought I had!) but tonight's dinner was inspired by the Chicken with Tomato and Feta. By the time I was done, I think the only ingredients I actually used was the chicken. *laughs at self*

It sounded so good. And I wish I could've made it. But I didn't want to go back out to get Feta, and it turned out I was out of diced tomatoes (which was just SO weird to discover -- I NEVER run out of those in my pantry!). So... I took it as inspiration and ran in a whole new direction.

I chopped an onion and sauteed that with a huge spoonful of garlic in olive oil. Then I added a pound of chicken, diced & salted, and sauteed that. I added ground thyme and some rosemary (yum!) while that was cooking. Then I took a can of whole tomatoes and squished those up along with about half of their juice. And let the whole thing simmer very strongly for a while.

To finish it off, I added a quarter cup of fat free half & half that was shaken up with 1 T of cornstarch to thicken it up. Then about 1/2 c of fresh grated parmesan (or maybe it was romano) and the whole thing was done. Served it over brown rice and it was seriously yummy. Very rosemary and tomato and I'm glad we've got leftovers.

So, um... it wasn't what you wrote, Jenn, but thanks for the inspiration!! And I need inspiration these days to get me cooking!

Posted by Deb Atwood at August 02, 2003 08:25 PM | TrackBack

Hey....glad to hear that something sparked the desire to make the time to cook. I know from when we talked the other night that you'd been wanting to get back to it. Of course - this doesn't end up sounding anything like the recipe from my site that you mention. You really should try it sometime. I enjoyed it a lot myself.

Posted by: Jenn on August 3, 2003 02:58 PM

Oh yeah, I definitely plan to try it -- next time I have feta in the fridge!

Posted by: D. on August 3, 2003 03:21 PM
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