Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rose Colored Glasses

 

I hate it when I don’t know what day it is. All day today I had no idea what day it was!! Work was busy, and I spent most of the day unpacking shipments. I LOVE unpacking shipments. It’s like it’s my birthday, and all of my gifts are these gorgeous handmade, fairly traded items!!

When I got home tonight I was reading through updated blogs, and it seems as though a bunch of folks were having a case of the Mondays…on a Tuesday. Yeah, by the third blog I did actually realize what day it was. (Funnily enough I thought it was Wednesday) :)

But I had a great day today! Even though I was busy, I was still in an energetic, positive mood. I guess I was just seeing the world through rose colored glasses!

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Rose Colored…wine glasses!! A few months ago, the kind folks at POM sent me a case of their juice to try. I used it in everything! I even started a nightly tradition of a POM cocktail. One part POM juice, one part Poland Spring’s sparkling water. Tasty!

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I think a big part of my great day today was my lunch! LEFTOVERS!!! :)

Last night I cooked up a recipe that has moved into my TOP 5 favorite recipes of ALL time!!

Balsamic Chicken with GF Pah-sta

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To make this you’ll need:

GF pasta (I LOVE Tinkyada. It is my go to pasta always!)

10-12 spears of asparagus (I used frozen)

5 Roma/cherry/grape tomatoes (I used Roma from our garden)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic

splash of white wine

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. brown sugar

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Robusto cheese, shredded

 

I started the pasta boiling first and I boiled some spears of frozen asparagus. I roasted the tomatoes by cutting them in half and putting them in the oven on Broil.

Then I mixed the olive oil, balsamic, white wine, garlic, and brown sugar in a sauté pan and warmed it over medium heat. I had Parrish start heating two frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts while I was on my way home. They were still a little pink when I started cooking, so I cubed them and then added them into the balsamic sauce to cook the rest of the way. When I added the chicken, I turned the heat up to medium-high. Let the chicken cook completely. It almost starts to look like steak from the balsamic. After about 5-10 minutes I added the cooked asparagus and roasted tomato to the sauté pan and tossed. Then I added in the cooked pasta. Once coated, I sprinkled the top with shredded Robusto cheese!!

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Creamy, sweet, tangy, rich…SO GOOD!! And the leftovers were just as tasty!

I hope everyone has a Happy Hump Day tomorrow!! New Top Chef, can’t wait! I still don’t know who I’m pulling for!!

3 comments:

MoonGoddess said...

oh I am soo making that soon! Looks delish & is making me crave it through the pictures.

& Woooowhooooo! I forgot Top Chef was on tonight!!! & then tomorrow is Project Runway night. Yeah I am sooo off track on my days.

MoonGoddess said...

http://tasteofmoongoddess.blogspot.com/2009/08/balsamic-chicken-pasta-salad.html

I think the asparagus was a better idea than my roasted brussel sprouts! But I tried it! :)

emilyrena said...

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