Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's for dinner?

A cooler night calls for some comfort food!
Mac & Cheese
Serves 2 (with a bit of leftovers)

2 cups whole wheat rotini
1 bunch broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
2 chicken cutlets
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella

Season chicken with salt & pepper & grill over medium heat in a cast iron skillet until just done, about 2-3 minutes per side if fresh, 4-5 minutes per side if frozen.

Set aside when done.

Meanwhile, in a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta & broccoli according to directions for pasta.

When the chicken is cool enough to handle, roughly slice into 1/4 inch strips.

When the pasta is just tender, reserve 1 cup of the water & drain using a fine colander or mesh strainer to keep all of the broccoli bits. Return to pot.

Add reserved pasta water and EVOO to the pot, mixing everything together. Crush some of the broccoli to coat the pasta. When the cheese has melted into the sauce, remove from heat & stir in chicken.


I'm about due for some fresh ideas -- tell me what you'd like to see for dinner!

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