my dream was to sit down and write a post. i had so many things to say, so many recipes to share…
and then life happened again. work, bbq’s, company, water in the basement, a rock wall falling down in our yard, did i mention work? baseball games…my dogs. It’s been a busy weekend ending us in the vet er for our puppy.
he’s ok now. it’s going to be a long recovery and extra tlc. the silly pup managed to pop out his knee cap. now not only can I cook and extreme multitask but i’ve become an expert in popping knees back in.
so you see, when it rained yesterday, instead of posting, i laid down on the floor with my pup, closed my eyes and fell asleep. love can heal, i’m convinced, mostly because i only had to pop his knee in once after that.
when i woke up i was hungry. i craved pasta, i craved veggies, i craved a bit of time in the kitchen to detox from day.
cut up chicken breasts, fresh eggplant and herbs, a big yellow pepper. a bit like ratatouille with tons of garlic.
just what i needed. comfort, stress relief, a meal with my partner, his hand on mine telling me it will all be ok. and it will, because when i gave my pup chicken he smiled at me.
my new mantra, breathe, hug, hold someone’s hand, cook.
summer chicken stew
- 2 tbl canola oil + 1 tbl butter
- 2 chicken bone in breasts cut in half
- 1 onion sliced
- 6 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- 1 yellow pepper sliced
- 1 small eggplant cut into coins and halved
- 1 cup white wine (i used a muscato)
- 1 cup of chicken stock
- 1 14.5 oz can of stewed tomatoes
- handful of basil and oregano
- salt and pepper
- melt butter and heat up canola oil. clean chicken, dry, and season with salt and pepper. brown in oil and butter remove from pot and set aside.
- in same pot, add onions, garlic and pepper, cook for 3 minutes and then add eggplant. cook another 5 minutes adding more oil if need be.
- add wine and bring to a boil, cook for about 1 minute. add chicken stock, tomatoes and herbs. mix together.
- add chicken back to the pot and bake at 350 for an hour or until chicken is cooked through (uncovered).
serve over pasta and with a salad.