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Dinner tonight was plate-licking tasty--the kind of meal I'll hear about on some future occasion when someone will say, "Remember when you made that great chicken thing?"  Sadly, though, I'm sure tonight's "chicken thing" is destined to live only in memory because I'll never be able to recreate it-- it was one of those "what's in the fridge, make it up as you go along" kind of meals.  First into the pot was the olive oil (foundation of all good things).  Next I sliced up little new potatoes and added them to the pot with some sliced onion and several cloves of garlic.  Stirred that around a little.  Then added some chicken broth and a bay leaf, covered it and simmered about 15 minutes.  After that I put in two stone cold frozen chicken breasts, some fresh snap beans, and a pour of white wine.  Fifteen more minutes on simmer and it was a meal to remember.

I also made a little blueberry crumble for dessert, which turned out sweet and syrupy and fruity and deeply, deeply purple-- bliss on the plate and in the mouth, and proving, perhaps, that fewer ingredients make more flavor (the ingredient list:  blueberries, lemon juice, margarine, sugar, flour).

Undoubtedly much of the credit for the renewed tastiness and variety of my cooking should go to the bountiful fresh veggies and fruits delivered to our door weekly by Organics to You.  Fresh and local does indeed taste better, and the assortment is different each week which is not only good for us, but is encouraging my culinary creativity.


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Aug. 4th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds delish!
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