Tuesday, February 21, 2012

On the menu: Sunshine and Tacos

Yesterday was pretty much the first day I have seen a cloud-free sky.  Hello, Florida, The Sunshine State.  We've had rain and cold and rain and cold and more rain.  It is nice to finally see the sun.
However, I can't really see the sun as well as I would like because my eye is killing me. It is all red and painful.  I'm pretty sure it is conjunctivitis also known as pinkeye.  Mine is allergy induced, so I am trying to wait it out before going to the doctor.  I am allergic to hay, so my guess is that I rubbed my eye while at the barn over the weekend during Daughter's horseback lessons.

Good times.

Later today I have to grab a few groceries and run some errands. I need new ideas for dinner. My poor family is probably tired of baked chicken, roast, and tacos. Sometimes I spice things up and make spaghetti. I know! I am such the Iron Chef.

So, any ideas out there for family dinners?  Any great recipe sites that you love?  I am open to some new menu items.  Can't wait to hear!

Edited to add: The good news is that I started this post on yesterday and since then my eye is better. I am happy because vision has always been helpful when one is trying to blog.


poofandmook said...

one of our new favorites is to take some boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small-ish cubes, and toss em in a big ole pan with a little oil, salt, and pepper. Throw in an onion chopped up and cook until the onions get soft. Then throw in a handful or two of sun dried tomatoes, and three wedges of Laughing Cow swiss. Melt the cheese as you stir it all around, adding chicken stock [or pasta water from the bowties you're boiling in another pot] to smooth out the sauce... then toss the pasta in with the chicken mixture. Top with a little grated parm. Deeeelicious.

Susanne said...

Glad to hear your eye is better. That is a pain when it happens.

My go-to site for recipes is allrecipes.com I'm in a bit of a rut myself. Not motivated at all lately to cook.

Jeanie said...

Another chicken breast/bow tie recipe: Cooked cubed chicken breasts (about two large or three medium) in olive oil with a teaspoon (or to taste - I use a little more) of chili paste. Be careful breathing the fumes! Meanwhile, boil bow tie pasta. When chicken and pasta are done, drain bow ties and add chicken breasts, 6 to 8 tablespoons of prepared pesto, and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Mix and serve. Delish!