Thursday, May 29, 2008

Introducing Dinner Surprise

I'm going to introduce a "special" here on LoveMomWorkLife....Dinner Surprise. I think it will become a recurring regular on the menu. Tee-hee.

How do you shop for groceries? Do you go once a week, every day, somewhere in-between? Same store all the time or multiple stops?

If you are like us, you frequent three different stores for groceries. In our case, Stew Leonard's is the "big shop" for the week, then every few weeks I hit Trader Joe's, and then peppered in amongst those visits are pit-stops at our local DeCicco's. If you are paying attention, you can deduce we appreciate fresh food and like to cook.

(Which is why, again, we had to redo our kitchen and give us a place to cook we could both fit in without bumping into each other. Yes, yes, I know...I swear I will post the renovation soon. The kitchen is not done yet, though.)

We don't create a weekly menu when we shop, or go to the store with a list (unless we're out of some staples). Whatever is in season or on sale or we're inspired by, we buy. Then we just figure out what to make with what as the week goes by.

Tonight's Dinner Surprise ingredients:
  • chicken breast from Stew's
  • green and yellow squash
  • onion
  • salt & pepper
  • chicken broth
  • fresh chopped basil (a little)
  • fresh chopped parsley (more)
  • lemon
How to make it, from memory: Chop onion, saute in olive oil until starting to brown (use higher heat to get there fast); add chicken breast, cut into chunks and sprinkled with s&p. Add a little broth, just to cover the bottom, barely. Add the squash, also cut into chunks. Add more broth. Bring it up to a bubble. While you do that, add in the chopped herbs, and the juice of half a lemon. Add more pepper. Serve with couscous.

Verdict: Thumbs up from both C and O, barely any leftovers. I think I should have added more lemon juice just before serving.

1 comment:

Kwana said...

Sounds fab! I'm loving this new feature. I'll be copying these a lot. Thanks.