Showing posts from November, 2005

Sweet 'n' Hot Chicken

Chicken thighs coated in warm (not spicy hot!) spices and nestled in a bed of carrots, peppers and mushrooms with a soothing sauce of honey and lemon juice. It's another Quick Supper and to minimize dishes, a One-Pot Supper too. Perfect for taking the chill off cool evenings year-round. During a cold snap last spring when May wore the mitt of March, I thumbed through some cold-weather recipes tucked into a thick Cook Now folder. This recipe caught my attention, perfect, I thought, for a chilly night – and so it was. It’s a one-pot meal, meat and vegetables all in the same dish. The honey provides the sweet, the spice rub the hot (though honestly, it's more "warm" than "hot"). After simmering for 30 minutes, there’s still plenty of sauce left to soak into rice or potatoes or for dipping bread. The underlying flavor reminds me of my mother’s midnight remedy for childhood coughs, hot water with lemon juice and honey. It soothed the throat, letting

Mashing It Up!
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots and
Mashed Rutabagas & Apples

So mashed potatoes are one thing – wonderful comfort food, of course. But once you mash potatoes and carrots together, you just might not go back, especially because Mashed Potatoes & Carrots are naturally light – and need very little, if any, added fat to make them taste rich and luscious. And don't miss Mashed Rutabagas & Apples, it's a great way to sweeten root vegetables, not with processed sugar but the natural sweetness of fruit. COMPLIMENTS! "Wow, the potatos and carrots were delish ..." ~ Chelle "Really tasty!" ~ Anonymous Mashed potatoes and carrots are easy to imagine, as in, WHY DIDN'T WE DO THIS BEFORE? But mashed rutabagas? You’ll like them too. Awhile back, our long-time family friend Meryl recommended a favorite of hers, rutabagas glazed with soy sauce, brown sugar and butter. To me, they were, well, okay. A week later, a leftover rutabaga was going to waste in the fridge. I searched for another recipe an