10 June 2009

A Tasty Dinner and a New Friend

This evening when I set dinner on the table, I was struck by how pretty it was, so I ran for the camera and decided to share this little beauty of a dinner with you:(Sidenote: I don't think my mom has ever brought a pot or a skillet to the dinner table. But my mom also has a dishwasher, and I just don't feel like washing an extra, unnecessary bowl for some chicken. However, I do look forward to someday when I do have a dishwasher that isn't me or Jason, and on that glorious day, I will use the appropriate serve-wear. Phew...it feels good to get that out.)

Moving on...this is one of my favorite meals for three reasons: 1) it is super easy and fast; 2) I always have the necessary ingredients already in my kitchen; 3) it's one of those delectable meals that is tasty and satisfying without being too heavy. So here's what you'll need:

Olive Oil
Lime Juice
Italian Seasoning, Oregano, Garlic Salt, Poultry Seasoning, Salt
Chicken (I use tenderloins)
Pasta (best with angel hair, but spaghetti works, too)
Parmesan Cheese

Put some water on to boil for the pasta. While that's heating up, drizzle enough olive oil in a sauce pan to cover the bottom. Then squeeze in some lime juice. (I don't know...maybe a teaspoon?) Sprinkle in some garlic salt, oregano, and Italian seasoning, and heat all that up on medium, letting the lime and spices season the olive oil. When the skillet is hot, cut up the chicken into bite-sized bits. Saute that, and cook your pasta. Add Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning, salt, and olive oil to the pasta while it's cooking. When there's a minute or two left on your pasta, and your chicken is cooked through and browning, cook your corn. (I use the steamable one-portion bag of frozen corn 'cause it's easy.) When the pasta is done, drain it, and coat it in butter, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Then top it off with the chicken and corn, and walla! A lovely, fast, filling meal that's done all at the same time! (One of those bagged salads with all the fixin's included is a nice touch.)

But...that's not this week's make.

For dessert/small group, I made another one of those delicious chocolate raspberry bundt cakes, and I finally remembered to take a picture of it. I didn't allow it to cool enough before I flipped it out of the bundt pan, so it has some holes in it, but you get the idea.

But that's not this week's make either.

Because I have a new friend. And I'm making something with her. I don't know her name yet. (I'm guessing it ends in y...like Sally or Daisy.) But I'm hoping we get to know each other really well. We got off to a bit of a rough start. She took a bite out of my finger (note the band-aid). But we made up. See? It looks like we're the best of friends already! :o)


  1. That looks yummy. And I think my family will like it. Putting it on the menu next week.

  2. Sweet! Let me know what you think!

  3. OH! I am so jealous!!!! I really want a dress form, but since we are not spending any money (if you called me once in a while, I could tell you about this new financial revelation we had!!!), I am stuck longing for one.... However, i might consider something like this: