Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One-pan Chicken with Zucchini

I was REEAAAAALLLY hungry last night but didn't want to do a lot of damage in the kitchen because, well, it's already a disaster area. I'm surprised the governor hasn't declared it a state of emergency yet. Hopefully I will have it cleaned up before we go on vacation!

SO, I had some thin-sliced chicken breasts and zucchini (yellow and green) from the orchard, and wanted to make a simple, quick dinner. I thought of how flavorful the chicken was from the chicken marsala recipe, so I decided to make it the same way, and just throw the zucchini in there at the end.

1lb thin-sliced chicken breasts (cutlets?)
1 c AP flour
assorted herbs/spices (I used salt, pepper, and herbs de provence)
1 small zucchini, yellow or green, sliced (I used half of each)
1 TB butter
1 TB lemon juice


I mixed the flour and seasonings on a shallow plate, and coated the chicken.
In a saute pan, I melted a pat of the butter (1/2 TB I'm guessing), then added 1 TB olive oil and the lemon juice. (If I had gotten a lemon at the store I would have added the zest to the flour mixture, but alas, went to the store afterwards.)
After the chicken was cooked on both sides I set it aside and added the rest of the butter to the pan. I added the zucchini and a little more salt and pepper and cooked for a couple minutes, until the thinnest slices were somewhat transparent.

I don't have a picture, because as I said, this was a fast dinner and we both had to get places! But it turned out well, and with some Ready Rice (guilty) it was a hubs-pleaser. Another quick chicken to add to my repertoire for crunch times.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bug Spray for Babes

Totally didn't think about this as something to get!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

maybe this will entice me to work out...

This company features workout clothes that actually look good (well, depending on if your baby-body-shape looks good I guess) enough to wear during pregnancy.

Will it make me want to work out? I guess we'll see.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary to me!

My one year anniversary was on 7/5, and amidst all the celebrations for the holiday (for which I did not have time to cook, I know I know...), we got to go out to dinner and cut our cake Monday.

Hubs asked if I was going to take pictures of the cake... OF COURSE. : )

It's a white chocolate raspberry cake made by Melinda Valencia - it was the second time I'd had that cake and it is to die for.

She said when I asked for that cake, I don't make them like the magazines do, mine are plain and simple. And that's what I wanted for the wedding. Because it tastes good enough, it doesn't need a lot of frill.

Happy Anniversary baby! : *