There never seems to be an easy and good way for me to share recipes and recommendations. Today I was thinking I might do a nightly “Dinner Report” on the days we have meals that are worth recommending. It won’t be every night but if you like the things we like and you trust my recommendations, this might work. We’ll try it for a while and see what happens. Feedback is always appreciated.
Tonight we had two recipes I found on the Tasty Kitchen site. Speaking of Pioneer Woman, don’t forget her new TV show starts tomorrow on Food Network (I think it’s Food Network).
The only changes I made were to the chicken. The recipe calls for cooking the chicken til almost done, then wrapping a strip of bacon around the pieces and baking the dish. I didn’t want to run the oven that long so I cooked the chicken til completely done, cooked the bacon separately, then crumbled it over the chicken. The recipe says to pour some of the marinade over the chicken before baking and it sounds like they’re saying to use the marinade that had the chicken in it. I made a bit extra and saved it out . . didn’t put the chicken in it, and then poured that over the chicken breasts before baking them. I baked them only long enough for the cheese to melt – maybe 10 minutes, since my chicken was already done.
The pinto beans were just plain pinto beans. I had searched for a can of green beans but the box I was digging in only had dried beans and canned tomatoes so . . pinto beans worked. I like them better than green beans anyway!
Vince had a glass of wine. I had a Dr. Pepper. I wondered if Vince would like the chicken because it was different — kind of a honey mustard taste (since the dressing has honey and mustard). We don’t often have sweet foods but he loved the chicken!
We’ll have both the Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad and Colorado Cowboy Chicken again!