For five years I worked in downtown Seattle. One of the very best things about working downtown is the restaurants! I found many favorites and fell in love with so many yummy recipes. One of my favorites was Dessert Fire, which used to be in Pacific Place. They had this yummy spicy chicken pasta dish that I loved. It was just the right amount of spicy and creamy. I asked the chef for his recipe for the pasta dish and he gave it to me! Of course, he gave me the recipes in gallons so I’ve had to do some conversions. And, the first time I made it I blew our heads off with the peppers; but I’ve learned to adjust the amounts to suit our tastes. I had a jar of roasted red peppers on hand and a can of peppers in adobo sauce so I fixed it for dinner tonight. It’s just as good as I remembered.
1/2 red onion chopped
1 can evaporated milk
1 C milk – or as needed to thin sauce
1 head Brocoli chopped
1 T peppers in adobo sauce (or to taste. I say add a little then taste to see if you want more. Beware, it sneaks up on you and lingers)
Roasted red peppers – I used half a jar chopped
4 boneless chicken breasts-cooked
Chicken stock paste
1 tsp Black pepper
Steam or microwave broccoli till cooked but still crisp. Cook penne pasta in salted water. Add oil to skillet and cook the chicken. Remove chicken from pan and cook the onions. Add the flour and cook for a few mins to get the raw flour taste out of it. Add the evaporated milk (I used fat free) and thin it with regular milk if it’s too thick (You want it to be able to coat pasta). Add chicken stock, black pepper, the roasted red peppers and the chipotle peppers with adobo sauce, stir.
Add chicken, sauce and brocoli to a large bowl and toss together. Top with chopped cilantro. Dig in!!
Enjoy a free cup of coffee today. Krispie Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks……. just to name a few. Time to get wired and get some housework done around here.
Three golf sized umbrellas for only $14.99. Seems like it would be a good time to get a few to throw in the car trunks or stash away for a gift.
Today is a perfect day for a visit to a museum. It’s pouring rain here and it just feels like a soup and sweater kind of day. Click on the location tab to find a museum close to you and go enjoy it for FREE!
Some of you (anyone, anyone, Bueller?) may have wondered where we went. What happened to us? Well, we moved our blog over to wordpress and have been working on the conversion. I’m told this will make my life easier but have yet to believe it. We shall see. BUT at least we can post again. Yippeee!!! I’ve been wanting to share and now I can..
I don’t know how I didn’t think of this, but, oven cleaner works beautifully on my glass top oven surface. I’ve had my oven several years and always hated how it never looked clean. I know you’re supposed to wipe up spills immediately, but that’s just the kind of cook I am so mine always looked stained. Yesterday I sprayed the top and immediately the less used burners looked better. The largest (most used) ring took a couple sprays and a final swipe with a razor blade and it’s perfect now too. I’m so pleased. It looks brand new. I wish I had taken a before shot so you could see how bad it was. Now it’s all clean. Of course, I don’t know how your top will react with oven cleaner, but mine was just fine. The cleaner I had on hand was oven/grill cleaner..
Random interesting fact…….
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs – Alexander the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
Go to your dollar store and get a chalkboard eraser and keep it in your glove box. When the windows fog up, just wipe with the eraser. Works better than a cloth..
I used to do this with my kids when they were little. We would take our own snacks and get out of the heat for a bit. Best of all, it’s only $1.