Today for lunch, I had a Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe. After reading the ingredient list and seeing the finished product, I was skeptical that this would be anything but bland. I tasted a few bites last night, and my suspicions were confirmed. Betty, what were you thinking?
On to today's meals. For dinner, I made Fresh Tomato and Garlic Penne. First, I diced up fresh garlic, which is something I do quite regularly. However, after a conversation with some friends this weekend, I learned that you are supposed to use your big knife and rock it back and forth to chop garlic - I had been using my small knife. I don't think I got the rocking motion down really, and I'm still not sure I have it figured out, but the garlic was chopped, so no harm was done:
Teresa from The Real Housewives of New Jersey making red sauce with her family. Yum! I'm definitely learning that fresh ingredients make the best food - hence the title of today's post!
I also made lunch for tomorrow - Antipasto Chicken. I am really excited to eat this. I actually made it before dinner, and I was so tempted to gobble it up right away! The chicken looks delicious, as do the fresh vegetables. I was pretty careful to not overcook the chicken, so I'm feeling very optimistic about it being done well. And anything topped with feta cheese is good in my book!
Well, it's time to watch THE BACHELORETTE; but I'll be making a separate post with my thoughts on tonight's episode, and posting it tomorrow. I'm waking up bright and early to go for a 30 minute run with M. It's going to be hot and humid all week - but we have to push through!