Thursday, June 28, 2012

postheadericon Dill Sauce

Chicken, chicken, chicken.  Bill gets tired of chicken, so we haven't had it for a few weeks.  I thought tonight I would use the chicken tenders that were in the freezer and complement it with some great farmer's market finds.  I made a creamy dill sauce with chicken and beans.

I started by getting out the rice cooker and starting some Trader Joe's rice mix.  Yep, we just throw those into the rice cooker.  I think it only took about 15 minutes start to finish.

In the meantime, I tossed the tenders in a little flour and grilled them for 4 minutes on each side.  I then removed them from the pan and covered them with foil while I worked on the sauce:

Sara's Dill Sauce

1 shallot, diced
1 TBLS olive oil
1 TBLS butter
3 TBLS flour
1/4 c chicken broth
1 c heavy cream
3-4 TBLS fresh, chopped dill
salt and pepper to taste

After removing the chicken, add the olive oil to the hot pan.  Add shallots and saute, bringing up all of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add the butter and, after it has melted, add the flour.  Cook the flour thoroughly, at least two to three minutes.  When there is no flour visibly present, add the chicken broth.  Then add the cream and dill.  Cook for four to five minutes until thickened.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

For the beans, just steam them and add a little butter, salt and pepper prior to serving.  So easy!  In fact, this meal was ready in less than 30 minutes, so although it looks like a Sunday night special, this can easily work into any weeknight routine.

I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

postheadericon Trip of a lifetime!

Well I am recently back from what was the trip of a lifetime to Paris and Barcelona.  I came back with so many photos, food memories and new ideas to share.  I thought I would put together all my photos in one album and share them with you.  I will also share other parts of my trip as time goes on, but this Flickr gallery has the highlights!  Enjoy!

June 2012 Vacation Gallery 



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