Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Wait for it...
The recipes that I have included, take a little time. They might require you to wait, but what I hope you discover is that its well worth it. I also hope that while you are waiting you take the time to stop and look out the window, take a deep breath, and enjoy the moment.
½ cup each chopped black and green olives
¼ olive oil
Bunch of fresh rosemary
½ white onion diced
1 can crushed tomatoes
½ cup shredded mozz or Colby cheese
Dash of dried oregano, basil, sun dried tomato, etc. (for magic olives)
Place a drizzle of olive oil in a hot pan that can be used for the oven and stove top. Place diced onion and garlic in the one pot wonder and sauté for several minutes until the onions become translucent and slightly caramelized and the aromas start making you feel romantic! Next, place the salt and peppered chicken breasts, breast side down, and sauté on that side for 5 minutes and flip each breast in the pan using tongs.
While the first side is cooking, prepare the olives by sprinkling olive oil, garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, basil, and sun dried tomatoes over them and mixing them together. Once the chicken is flipped in the pan, pour the magical olives over the top of the flipped chicken. Then pour the large can of crushed tomatoes over the entire pan and slow the flame to simmer on the stove top.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and cover the pan and place in oven to cook for 40 minutes.
This can be served with our Rosemary Roasted potatoes and garlic bread.
White potatoes; diced into small cubes
½ white onion chopped
1 bunch of fresh rosemary
3 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Dash of salt and pepper to taste
Place olive oil, diced potatoes, chopped rosemary, garlic, and onion in a baking dish and mix all together with salt and pepper. Place in an oven set for 350 degrees for 1 hour stirring each 15 minutes or so.
It is done when it is bubbly and the potatoes are tender yet slightly crisp. Serve along side Chicken A'more with garlic bread and a fresh salad and you have it LOCKED IN!
This meal is delicious serve along with a salad and some great store bought bread. Everything doesn't have to always be homemade! Oh, and don't forget the bottle of Chianti to go with it! ;) You can also serve alongside your favorite spaghetti for another meal alternative.
So wait for it... don't rush today.
Wishing you a calm and rush free day from our kitchen to yours!
~ "Too Lovely" Hot Messes in the kitchen