Showing posts from February, 2006

Greek Feta Chicken with Curried Rice

The Chicken Recipe That Gets Passed Around One of my favorite chicken recipes ever! Because it's a healthy low-calorie way to cook chicken. Because it doesn't heat up the kitchen. Because it keeps the chicken moist and flavorful. Because it's so simple to make with on-hand ingredients. Because it's good straight from the oven or the grill. Because it's good served hot or cold. Because it's great for meal prep and supper both. No wonder this recipe gets passed from one good cook to another! And for Weight Watchers? Greek Feta Chicken is a Freestyle miracle, just 1.5 Freestyle points with 29 grams of protein. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ From One Friend to Another. This recipe comes from my friend Lisa in Washington State who got it from her friend Ann in Dallas who got it from … oh I dunno. But it is a recipe that should, like a chain letter, pass from one harried home cook to the next. To speed up the process, I’m sharing it with faithful Kitch

Vegetables as Good as Ice Cream:
Just Add Sour Cream

Three quick and easy vegetable recipes, each one pairing the vegetable with sour cream. Cucumbers with sour cream? Yes! Greens with sour cream? Yes, yes! Beets with sour cream? Yes, yes, yes! We'll ALL scream for sour cream! The 1924 Olympic gold medalist Doug Larson once opined, “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” Me, I’ve long believed that if vegetables tasted anything like, say, ice cream or chocolate, we’d trip over each other at the farmers market. Truth is, I may have to eat those words, er, those vegetables, for these three simple dishes, stirred with sour cream, are every bit as good as the creamiest Chunky Monkey or the finest Belgian chocolate. ONTARIO GREENS Hands-on time: 25 minutes Time to table: 25 minutes Serves 4 1 – 1-1/2 pounds fresh greens, washed, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic Salt & pepper 1/2 cup sour cream Steam

All Courses Lavender

An easy romantic meal inspired by my grandparents' life-long romance. It's a man-pleasing meal, a big steak with fried potatoes and at the end, crème brûlée. Lavender plays in all three but is light and surprising, not in the least bit overpowering. When my grandfather was courting my grandmother in the spring of 1920, he posted a soggy box of woodland violets still clumped in their forest-floor dirt. (Never mind that she was away at college and engaged to her high school sweetheart.) His romantic spirit reaped rich reward: four children and 29 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Tuesday, reservations are the easy answer. But this year, consider romancing your sweetheart with an almost-as-easy special meal cooked at home. Just shop for groceries and make the crème brulee on the Monday, then make quick work of the potatoes and steaks after work on Tuesday. Add a simple salad and a bottle of good wine: