Had a late lunch on Sunday, so didn't get around to dinner until 8 pm or so. But it was a great meal.
I roasted some chicken, sauteed fresh spinach in olive oil and garlic, and made a mushroom-rice pilaf. Very nice.
Apologies for the photo, but it's from my phone.
I got the spinach at Iovine's in Reading Terminal Market -- 99c a bunch. Beautiful stuff. Brought them home, washed them well, wrapped the washed spinach in a towel, and kept it overnight in the fridge. Just before dinner I sauteed a couple cloves of garlic in olive oil, and added the damp spinach to it, turning it to let it cook down. Remarkable how you get almost nothing from a mountain of spinach. Salt & pepper to taste.
Pilaf was easy -- sauteed chopped onion (1 small) and celery (1 rib) in 1/2 stick of butter. Added 1/2 lb sliced mushrooms, S&P, and cooked until tender. I added about a teaspoon each of dried rosemary, thyme, and sage. 1 1/2 cups rice, 1/2 broken-up linguine, then 3 cups stock (I used canned, half chicken, half beef.). Brought it to a simmer, then popped it into a 375°F oven for about 15 minutes until all the liquid was absorbed.
Chicken was seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (I use Paula Deen's 'house seasoning' recipe -- 4 parts salt, 1 part pepper, 1 part garlic powder), dried rosemary, thyme, and sage. Sprinkled a bit of paprika on top, onto a foil-lined baking sheet, and into a 375°F oven (convection) for about 40 minutes.
Enjoyed a nice glass of Australian shiraz with dinner.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday supper -- roasted chicken, rice pilaf, sauteed spinach
Dave loves to eat, and cook, and feed his family and friends. Thankfully Dave's family and friends like to eat what he cooks. Dave has achieved the Great American Dream -- suburban banality. He cooks from his modestly appointed kitchen in the leafy suburbs of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a stone's throw from Philadelphia. Stop by for dinner. Or lunch. Or breakfast.