Saturday, February 13, 2010

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

I made this for dinner tonight, and true to its name, it is an easy recipe!

1 chicken, cut up, skin removed *I used 1 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloin package from Costco
2 Tblsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 Tsp salt
1 jar (16 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
3/4 cup carrots
1 cup elbow macaroni or rotini *I used bowtie pasta =)
3 Tblsp. chopped fresh parsley
Parmesan cheese

In a 10-inch skillet, sauté chicken in butter until golden brown. *At this point I also seasoned the chicken with seasoning salt, garlic salt, chicken bouillon and poultry seasoning. Add onions and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Drain off any excess fat; add salt, spaghetti sauce and water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add carrots and pasta. Cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes longer, until carrots are tender and pasta is done. *At this point I added a little more of the previously mentioned salt and seasonings, to taste.
Garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6

The Time Traveler's Wife

We watched this movie last night. I completely love Rachel McAdams and it was a great movie but there is SO much missing from the book. So, I am recommending the book! ♥ It's such a good story, and so unique!

"This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a 6-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.