Monday, March 12, 2012

Dinner tonight

This has become my new default favorite. I throw down some olive oil and freshly grated pepper on a plate with sliced baguette to snack while the sauce simmers. Yum.

Chicken, pasta and olives

olive oil
1/2 red onion diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large can diced tomatoes
assorted olives, pitted and roughly chopped (love the olive bar for this!)
1/3 cup cream sherry (or a white wine if you prefer)
2 chicken breasts (or if you're out like me, four skinless thighs)
salt and pepper to taste

linguine
Parmesan cheese

Pour just enough oil to lightly coat the skillet, about 1 tb. Heat on medium, add onion. Chat on the phone for a few minutes while it cooks, and mince up the garlic. Then add that. When everything smells good, add the chicken and get it going. After a few more minutes, flip the chicken, add tomatoes, olives, sherry. Check Facebook. Send out 2-3 emails. Blog about something. Get the water boiling for the linguine and cook according to package directions. Simmer the other stuff, at least 20-25 minutes total.

Serve it up.

Feeds 2 adults, a nine year old, and a finicky five year old.

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