Friday, December 28, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Chicken with Plum Chutney

Prep: 15 minutes Total: 35 minutes
Serves 4

4 (6 to 8 ounces each) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno chile, (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired), chopped
4 red plums, (about 1 pound), halved, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
*I add a small bag of unsalted raw cashews to the dish

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Add chicken and cook until opaque throughout, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.
2. Make chutney: To skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion, and jalapeƱo; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; add plums, sugar, vinegar, curry powder, ginger, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until plums are softened and liquid is slightly syrupy, about 8 minutes.
(I add the cashews at this point.)
3. Add chicken and any juices that have accumulated on plate; simmer until heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chicken with chutney spooned on top.

Everyday Food

I received a lot of wonderful gifts this Christmas. One of my gifts was the Everyday Food: Great Food Fast (Paperback) I can't wait to start cooking up these recipes!
The pictures are fantastic and everything seems do-able and delicious. Great cookbook fro beginners.
I wanted to share one of the recipes I snagged from the website (and is not included in the book) and I improved upon slightly. See following post for recipe.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

I've decided I like high waisted wide leg jeans and that they will look great with capes.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Diamond in the Rough

Malachite Bracelet with gold charm that contains Rough Diamond. $125
A percentage goes to a charity.
Not crazy about the S insignia but its a pretty and unique bracelet over all.

I just saw this at Jared Galleria of Jewelry and its pretty big. Although I wouldn't get it myself, I still think its a neat novelty.