Just seeing these two photos together made me not want to write anything, but just leave the pictures to tell the story.
However, this photo is a little misleading. My plate looks like this every night. JW says I eat like a pig. I like food, what can I say?!
So, today's dinner seemed like fate. Yesterday we lost our power at 3:30am (I know because it made the security alarm go off and I woke up in a panic). We got a cooler and ice and moved everything from the fridge to the cooler. Last night for dinner, we ate anything that NEEDED to be eaten. By candlelight, no less. Prepared and eaten. The meal consisted of a pork tenderloin pan seared, and then a bunch of veggies taking up space: cauliflower blanched with some cheddar cheese and then blanched and sauteed carrots and turnips with a dash of balsamic vinegar.
Tonight, I already had defrosting chicken at home, so when I go an email from allrecipes.com titled, "Greek Penne and Chicken." I knew it could be tonight's dinner. JW loves Greek food. Almost as much as pizza.
Seemed like an easy enough venture, and I could slip into the corner store to replace the milk, and grab some feta cheese, tomatoes, and a green veggie.
I boiled salted water for the pasta, prepped a pot with an inch of water for the broccoli, and then started on the chicken. It wasn't defrosted at all!!! The ice in the cooler kept it perfectly frozen. So that set me back a little, but I used some water, and then sliced it enough and through it in the pan with the garlic and onion.
Here's the rest of the recipe...