Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cooking for 3+2+1

Things have been a bit slow on the blog lately - partly because I've been too busy to post and partly because I've been too sick to cook or eat.  Baby #2 is expected to bless our family with his/her appearance February 2013!  It's so very exciting and we are all thrilled.  I'm just so sick!  It's a silly time to have a food blog.  I'm eating chicken broth, oyster crackers, gatorade, and all the Mexican food I can get my hands on.  Not a lot of photo ops coming out of that.

We've had some other changes in the household recently.  Tim, Sophie and I are the three; the two in the title refers to two of my sisters living with us for a while.  We are all having a great time together and I'm glad to have them around (they have been picking up some of my slack on cooking - which is so helpful!).  The +1 is little baby.  Not cooking specifically for the new one yet, but I'm already feeling the impact.  So, we are a household of 5, soon to be 6.  Hopefully cooking will be more interesting again soon and I'll get some more posts up.  I'm ready for better food and a healthier appetite, for sure.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Chicken Tricolore

I know I've made this before and probably even posted a picture, but this time it just turned out so beautiful! I used a medley of cherry and pear tomatoes (sunburst maybe) so it's more of multicolore than tricolore :)  It was delicious too!

This photo is taken right before it was popped into the oven.  I love the flavors and it's really simple to make.  It's chicken breasts - just cut into portion sizes and put in the pan, then topped with a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, green olives, grape tomatoes (or cherry and the pear tomatoes like I have here), salt, pepper, dried parsley.  Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes (check the chicken to make sure it's cooked through).  The flavors are straightforward and they are present, but not overpowering.  If you like the flavor of green olives, I suggest dishing them up onto your plate with your portion.  Otherwise, if you leave them behind in the pan, you will just have a pleasant, mild flavor from them.