The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 196

July 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm (Food) (, , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!!  Hope you had a Terrific Tuesday, I sure did!

Work was work, kind of slow today, but once again I volunteered for something just so I wasn’t sitting at my desk trying to hide the fact that I was watching a movie on my iPod!!  But I would rather be busy any day…

The boys actually did stuff together today, and didn’t kill each other!  WOW!  In fact, they went to Walmart together to fill water jugs, and came home to go back into James’ room to play a video game.  Somehow I think maybe my kids were abducted by aliens and these are their replacements…

Seems like Mike had a good day at work, got home late but I think that was the traffic.  He’s relaxing with a comic book or two right now.

Just finished poking around on Facebook, watching Batman Begins, at the part where Bruce figures out where the bats are coming from, the beginning of the Batcave…

Was thinking about shutting off the computer and working on something crafty when I realized I hadn’t written tonight’s entry here, so here I am!

Dinner tonight was unexpected, and unexpectedly good!  You are going to like this, if you try it…

Everglades Chicken with Apples

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 Granny Smith apple

12 baby carrots

5 green onions

Everglades seasoning for chicken (there are actually different kinds, get the fish/chicken kind for this recipe)

Olive oil cooking spray

Remove excess skin and fat from chicken, cut into small bite sized pieces.  Put into cold skillet, spray with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkle with Everglades seasoning until well coated but not drowning in seasoning.  Mix well.

Cook over medium heat until chicken is about half way done.

While that’s heating up, core the apple, cut into 8 wedges, and cut those into thin small slices.  Set aside.  Cut carrots into thin rounds, set aside.  Remove root ends from onions, cut into rounds from the white end up until the dark green section of the onion.  Disgard any remaining that you don’t have another use for. (I use the greens for flavoring in broth and pot roast)

Once the chicken is about half way done, add this fruit and veggie mixture to the pan, saute chicken and veggies until chicken is done, apple is soft and carrots are crisp-tender.  Because of the juices in the apples, you actually end up steaming the chicken towards the end.

Served this over some reheated left over rice, YUM!!!

That Everglades seasoning has just enough heat that you get a little kick after a few bites, but not so much that you don’t want to eat the meal.  And just enough flavor that you want to keep coming back for more!  Even William liked the chicken, and that’s saying something.  Now if I could just get him interested in the apples and carrots!  Oh well, maybe next time.

Anyway, good meal, just enough left over that I think I have lunch tomorrow, unless Mike eats it for breakfast, LOL!

So until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!!

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1 Comment

  1. Love ya sweetie, Mom aka Grammy :~) said,

    Now that sounds good, I’m going to have to try this one on your Pop!

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