SHOW AND TELL: inspiration in the kitchen

As I’ve said before, I like to cook and I rarely cook from recipes. Today, I had actually planned ahead (ok, get over the shock y’all) and had the chicken for dinner thawed out early early in the day. I was getting tired of baked chicken or even chicken marinated and then baled. I wanted to make something different. I pulled out a cookbook and found a recipe…but it looked a little boring to me. So, I started pulling things out…


and, I turned 4lb of chicken thighs, 3 qts of water, 6 sm to med potatoes, an onion, two cans of mushroom, 2 cans of tomato paste, a little salt, 2 packets of Sazon, black pepper, garlic powder, 4 bay leaves, oregano, 2 cups of frozen green beans, and two cups of frozen corn into this…
The sauce thickened quite a bit as it cooked and I believe it will be excellent over rice.

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17 Responses to SHOW AND TELL: inspiration in the kitchen
  1. Cara
    July 15, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    You brave girl!! You KNOW I am a recipe sticker but your sauce looks awesome!

    and…btw…I’m totally freakin out that HP is only a day away!!! Although, I don’t plan to go for a little while cause I want to enjoy the movie, not be crowded by masses and masses of potentially hooded people!

  2. Flying Monkeys
    July 15, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    It looks delicious!

  3. areyoukiddingme
    July 15, 2009 | 10:54 pm

    I gotta have my recipes – but I so admire you talented people who can create something delicious out of thin air!

  4. Suzy
    July 15, 2009 | 10:58 pm

    that looks much better than my toaster oven “grilled/toasted” cheese sandwich I had for dinner!

  5. Another Dreamer
    July 16, 2009 | 12:21 am

    I second Cara, you are brave! I am always afraid of tweaking recipes I find… I mean, I try to, but it usually doesn’t work out for me.

    Kudos.

  6. Lucky Jones
    July 16, 2009 | 2:56 am

    I love cooking!! That looks yummy 🙂 try this one: coat chicken breasts with orange juice then bread with Panko bread crumbs and orange zest. Pour remaining orange juice (about 1/2 cup) over breasts in a pan and bake. You can also add a kick by adding a teeny bit of chili powder to the bread crumbs. Delish!!!

  7. kate
    July 16, 2009 | 9:47 am

    Yum. Looks deelish! Most of my favorite meals start out as “Oh, crap. Looks like I don’t have the right ingredients for ‘blah-blah-recipe’. I guess I’ll just make something up!” My latest is a recipe I’m posting soon for a Thai-style shrimp scampi (missing certain ingredients, had extra of others on hand for a different recipe that didn’t work out, so Boom! A new version of shrimp scampi!).

  8. Jen
    July 16, 2009 | 9:52 am

    I never follow recipes much either. Regretted it last night when the rice crispy treats came out too crispy lol. Looks good though

  9. Rahman,Ahchong,Muniandy
    July 16, 2009 | 10:04 am

    hehehe.u very very cute.good recepies.cool n colourful.tq

  10. Meari
    July 16, 2009 | 10:19 am

    I usually like to try a recipe so I know what it’s should taste like, then change it to make it my own version. So? Was it good over rice??

  11. Sheliza
    July 16, 2009 | 10:35 am

    girl Sazon is the best!!!

  12. Sandy
    July 16, 2009 | 1:37 pm

    Oh, my god this looks so good it’s making my mouth water.

  13. sassy
    July 16, 2009 | 4:04 pm

    Mmmn!! That looks wonderful!!

  14. Katie
    July 16, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    Ohhh look at you go! Sounds divine although the hubs would totally not eat it:)

  15. Beautiful Mess
    July 16, 2009 | 10:26 pm

    Yummy! I want some!

  16. Lorza
    July 16, 2009 | 11:03 pm

    mmm..that sounds really really good. I think you ROCK. I have to always follow a recipe. I lack that gene that can “know” what tastes good.

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  17. cowboyboot lady
    July 17, 2009 | 10:16 pm

    I don’t eat chicken…but that does look yummy!!! I’m getting hungry…

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