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Honey and Garlic Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Asparagus

Say that three times fast.  And eat it faster.  YUM!  I saw this over at How Sweet Eats not too long ago and kind of freaked out in my work chair,  sent the link to Julia, and drooled until I made it last night.  I made a few tweaks. I used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken, i added a dollop of orange marmalade along with the honey, and only roasted for 25 minutes.  Perfect, juicy chicken breasts and fully cooked potatoes.  Winner winner, chicken dinner!

Make sure you check out How Sweet Eats for the recipe.  So worth it. And REALLY simple.  I will be making this many times.

for lack of a better photo (aka me getting my photos onto my computer) this will have to suffice.  believe me, it looked a lot better.

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mushroom and asparagus fritata

as you already know, i love breakfast.  i don’t get too fancy during the week with breakfast but the weekend is when i have fun in the morning.  i’ve never, ever made a fritata.  i’ve thought about it, i’ve read about it, but i’ve never made one!  martha stewart spoke to me through her cookbook when i opened up to her fritata recipe.  i was sold and took the fritata plunge.

you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • mushrooms
  • asparagus
  • shallot or onion
  • cheese
  • salt and pepper

now really, there’s no set way to make these except for the eggs.  you can toss in whatever you like and add eggs to hold it all together.  so if you want to add asparagus, mushrooms and shallots like i did (which was really yummy) go for it!  if you wanted to add cherry tomatoes, bacon, ham – don’t let me stop you!

before you start anything, preheat your oven to 350.  over medium, toss in the oil and everything but the eggs, salt and pepper in an ovenproof skillet.  cook until mushrooms are soft and the liquid has evaporated.

whisk together your eggs, salt and pepper and pour into the skillet.  using a heatproof flexible spatula, pull the eggs from the edge into the center and let the runny parts fill in – kind of like making an omelet.  do this until the eggs are set around the edge but slightly runny on top.

sprinkle with cheese (i took the easy way out and topped with slices of american cheese) and put in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until brown on top.

this was incredibly easy and so yummy!  i can’t believe i held out on myself with a fritata.  i will be making this more often, especially on days where i’m up but still have yet to get to my cup of coffee.  i suggest trying one this holiday weekend – especially if you have guests.  just increase the amount of eggs and wham, bam, thank you ma’am – a quick and easy breakfast for a small crowd.

happy 4th of july everyone!

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fish and asparagus

my favorite thing about trader joe’s, besides their prices, is their individually wrapped fish.  it makes for a quick and simple weeknight meal for one.  no need to buy a whole bag of frozen fish.  and it’s not just plain fish.  it’s a little  bit more than that.  i bought pacific flounder with crab meat stuffing, knowing that one day i will want to make a quick, simple and yet delicious meal.  and tonight was that night.

i took the fish out of the freezer, removed it from it’s packaging and microwaved it for 3 1/2 minutes, rotated, and another 3 1/2 minutes, adding a small amount of butter on top to keep it moist.  i prepared the asparagus while the fish was cooking.  once the fish was done, i steamed (in the microwave!) the asparagus in water and covered with plastic wrap for 3 minutes.  drain, salt, serve.  i also added some pecorino romano on top of the asparagus.

yum yum 🙂

asparagus might be my favorite vegetable… no, i think it is.  also i think this post should be dubbed “box-less microwaveable meal” since that’s all i used for cooking my food.  i love my microwave.

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