Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's for dinner??

I usually know by 9am what I'm cooking for dinner. But there are the times when life gets so busy and I forget to think about it until about 5:00! Last night was one of those nights. I'm one of those who can usually make something out of whatever I have in the fridge. I had grilled chicken breasts leftover from the night before that I warmed up and shredded and put on top of some spinach.

I cooked the quinoa pasta (cause we're all gluten free over here) and added it to the chicken and spinach. The hot pasta wilted the spinach just perfectly.
Then I made a simple lemon sauce to pour over the top.

And here's the finished dinner! Soooo easy and soooo delish! I think start to finish was all of 20 minutes!

I thought we'd have our dinner out on the newly framed porch and admire the progress. Yes, that's our chicken. She thinks she's a dog. She spends her days hanging out with whoever is working on the house and begging for food.
Here's the wonderful view from my chair. I know! Right? The house is coming along and we are enjoying it every step of the way :)
Yep, that's my handsome date :) and I know, I KNOW! I totally broke the white wine/pasta rule! Whatevs- I wear white after labor day too !

And of course, he begged the ENTIRE time :)

UPDATE:

Like I said, I'm just kind of a make it up as I go kind of cook. But since you asked, here's how I made the lemon sauce:

Started with a roux. About 2tbsp of butter and 2tbsp of flour. Added about 1 cup or so of chicken broth and 3/4 c or so of heavy whipping creme and 1 bullion cube. Cooked it over med low heat till it thickened and squeezed the juice of about half a lemon and the zest of a whole lemon in at the end. Salt and pepper to taste.

And SERIOUSLY, these measurements are all guesstimates!

5 comments:

  1. I am requesting the lemon sauce recipe???...how can I duplicate this without it...so far I have all the ingredients for my dinner...including the reds...Dorie, don't leave us hanging....I shall be back to see if you put it in the post around four. Just a quick revision hmmmm yumm! Bossy aren't I?
    Lee

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  2. I cook the same way...it is very rare I use a recipe...once I get this made...I will guestimate from here on out.

    Thank you Miss Dorie!!! Hugs to Wallace!
    Lee

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  3. Very good...thank you again...I can think of some variations with oranges. Refreshing meal.
    Lee

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  4. Such a great recipe. My family loves this dish!!

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