Real Food. Imperfect Life. And a well-stocked pantry to bridge the two.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Got Dinner? Rotisserie Chicken. Take One
You know the drill. It's 4 or 5 o'clock. Got Dinner? Pick up a still-hot-from-the-oven rotisserie chicken and some baby spinach on the way home. Once home put the chicken and any juices and bits you can scrape off the bottom of the container into a covered stove top casserole dish. A Le Creuset if you are lucky enough to have one. On a low flame -- just enough to keep the chicken warm and moist. Saute some onions in another large pot that has a cover. This is much faster if you have some onions cut up and frozen. Add a little garlic. Add washed spinach. Baby spinach has the double advantage of tasting better and you don't have the tedious and time consuming task of removing the stems. Cover the pot. Within minutes the incredible-shrinking-spinach is revealed. Ready to taste with the addition of vinegar, butter, lemon zest or just salt and pepper.
Rotisserie Chicken Take Two. Caesar salad with left over chicken
Rotisserie Chicken Take Three. Minestra Maritata aka Wedding Soup with chicken broth
After years following conflicting and confusing nutritional advice, I've found a way of eating that kept families healthy for a really long time. Key ingredients even include butter, red meat, eggs, whole milk, and cream. Soups made from homemade broths and vegetables from a farm. The real difference is in the quality of these key ingredients. For me, this has been the difference that matters.
At first, I learned how to read labels. Not exactly fun stuff and something an ENFP just isn't wired for. Next, I learned to cook. I call this true empowerment. Chopping, stirring, braising galore! And the best part is, no need to read and decipher a cryptic list of ingredients! Yipee! Start your own health-care program in your very own kitchen today. Learn how to regain and maintain your health...one bite at a time!
a little about me
Maryanne lives outside of Boston with her husband, their Kindergartener and her big sister, now a graduate student.
Together they share their love of food and cooking and always share doing the dishes.