Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lunch for LW

Sorry LW!

So I eat lunch fairly often in the library break room with my friend and co-worker LW. I often bring leftovers and she often gets “mad” at me because I rarely follow a recipe or shop for special ingredients. I am a huge fan of using what’s on hand!

This one is for her – I laughed as I made it thinking of her reaction and she did not fail me today at lunch today.

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (from freezer)

2 T olive oil

Some flour

Penzey’s Greek spice – a sprinkle

Cut the chicken into chunks, sprinkle with flour and the Penzeys and sauté until nicely browned. Do two batches. It’s a pain but it ALWAYS comes out better.

Deglaze the pan with ¼ bottle of (Your Last) bottle of Two Buck Chuck.

Add in:

Frozen artichokes (1/2 a bag)

Leftover sautéed onions from Sunday

Leftover chopped green onions

Sliced green olives

sliced jarred red peppers

Discover you have no more grape tomatoes or black olives – shrug and move on

Add in about a cup of the pasta water if it seems too thick (you are cooking your pasta right now - correct?!)

Cook till heated through.


¼ cup whipping cream leftover from Passover. (I sniffed! It was still good!)

4 slices provolone

Serve some to your children (over pasta)

Then add in 3 handfuls of spinach. Cook spinach down and serve to the grownups.

This made 4 servings for dinner and two for lunch!