Sunday, June 29, 2008

Chicken Cacciatore

Well, I made Giada's Chicken Cacciatore tonight and I think the verdict was a thumbs up from everyone. I was expecting Jamie not to eat it at all but he came into the kitchen while I was cooking it and really surprised me by agreeing to try the chicken without the veggies. So I served him chicken with plain pasta with butter and cheese. I was happy because I didn't have to cook anything extra. ;)

Anyway, I made just one change to the recipe--well actually two. I left out the capers because no one here likes them and I substituted yellow bell pepper for the red bell pepper. I thought that came out really well. :)

I'm excited about the recipes I've chosen for this week. Since we're taking the week off school I will hopefully be a little less stressed and have plenty of time to cook. :) I'm really starting to get into the swing of the menu planning thing and it does make things much less stressful to know exactly what we're going to have on each night. :)

Tomorrow I think that we are going to Target in the morning, and then maybe the pool in the afternoon. We need to get a few beach/sand toys for our trip to the beach on Friday. :)


Angela said...

Hi Barbara,

Glad everyone enjoyed the cacciatore. I love that recipe (even with capers, LOL) and we are actually making it tonight. I've successfully made it into a freezer meal kit (are you familiar with super suppers, that type of thing?) and it works well that way too, if you want to do some of the prep before hand.

Have a great trip to the beach!