Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What's Cookin'? #3

IN THE NEWS: According to World Magazine, "A small-town Brit has a challenge for himself: Eat nothing but what he can forage for a year. Fergus Drennan, 36, says he'll still live at his Broad Oak home near Canterbury but will each day collect nuts and wild fruit in a 10-mile radius from his home." Read more here.

Fast Draft progress: Wrote 8 pages yesterday. Not my goal, exactly, but considering I felt like something that had been run over a few times, I'm pleased.

I made this chicken recipe last night for dinner. It's from last month's Cooking Light and man is it ever good. No, not good. DELICIOUS. My little girlie loved it too. I served it with warm pita bread.

Chicken Orzo Salad With Goat Cheese


1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
3 cups chopped grilled chicken breast strips grilled chicken breast strips (or use Tyson)
1 1/2 cups trimmed arugula
1 cup grape tomato, halved
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
6 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

1 Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well.
2 Combine pasta, chicken, and the next 6 ingredients (through oregano) in a large bowl; toss well.
3 Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
4 Drizzle vinegar mixture over pasta mixture; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cheese

I'm just sorry there isn't much left over for tomorrow's lunch.


lainey bancroft said...

Mmm. Does sound yummy.

Your girlie eats that?! Lucky you. Mine is 17, she'd eat it, while artistically fanning the red pepper and red onion to the side of the plate. LOL. Kid still has no taste buds!

Renee said...

Sounds yummy.

8 pages is excellent progress. I'm tied up in rewrites and tapped a total of 14 words yesterday. I have high hopes for today.


Alice Audrey said...

So that's what arugula looks like. In the grocery store they have a bank of signs with prices at the top and everything stuffed on the selves below, and you better know what you're grabbing or you could end up with a surprise at the register.

Sasha Allgood said...

The salad sounds delish, and eight pages sounds good to me!

I read the article about the guy who's going to forage for a year. The possibility of road kill kind of got me. :p