I’m gonna start calling these Food Adventures, unless either I or someone else comes up with a better name. Not terribly creative, I know, but that’s just how I roll. I’ve been trying to keep my big cooking surprise on Valentine’s Day a secret from Sugar Daddy, but it’s a bit hard when he’s the one helping me eat all of these experiments. I think he’s got a pretty good idea of what’s going on anyway, but I don’t think he’s going to complain anytime soon. Today’s food adventure uses a lot of the same ingredients as the last one, since I still have those on hand. I did decide to do something a little different though. Without further ado, I present: Dijon-Crusted Chicken Breasts, Creamy Garlic Shells, and Broccoli Florets.
I got the pasta cooked perfectly this time, and I think it complemented the chicken really well. I decided to do a different sort of flavor with the chicken this time too, using a Dijon mustard/bread crumb mixture to coat the chicken in before I baked it. I personally was a pretty big fan, but Sugar Daddy said that he liked the Basil better, the Dijon was a little strong for him. Something for next time I guess, oh well. At least I know not to surprise him with a plate of mustard for Valentine’s.
Usually I buy just enough groceries every week to get us through the next week, although we do end up having some extra little cuts of meat lying around. I’m not a big planner on what to get unless I’m planning something special. Problem is, most of the ingredients I get come in these huge servings. A couple months ago, I got a hankering for some oatmeal raisin cookies, but I didn’t have any oats lying around. I went to the grocery store, and the only thing they had was this huge tub of oats, so you can see my predicament. I made the cookies, but now I’ve just got a lot of oats lying around till I get another craving. Same deal here. I’ve got a lot of extra ingredients lying around that I gotta figure out something to do with. The pasta is fine, and I’m almost out of chicken, but I ended up getting way too much broccoli for the two of us. I’d probably have to eat it every meal for the next few days to get rid of it all, and it seems like its such a shame to waste it.
I’ve been thinking about getting a food dehydrator recently, and seeing some of the recipes over at the Rawtarian has only been making it harder to resist. The way I figure, I could dehydrate some of this broccoli till I need it later, plus maybe I can throw some apples in there for a snack later or something. Seems like a pretty good deal, maybe I can convince Sugar Daddy to get me one for Valentines.