Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Manly Lunch

I'm sitting at the San Francisco airport, waiting for my delayed flight to Dallas to arrive.  Since you won't get a play-by-play of my meals, I decided to share the husband's lunch for today.  I took pictures last night so that I wouldn't leave ya hanging!

I love cooking and I love cooking balanced meals for others to enjoy.  Right now, my audience includes my husband and I've been able to use him as a guinea pig for my cooking.  I have had some BAD flops (green cookies, anyone?) and some good meals.

I have a problem in improvising and not following recipies, so it's always interesting.

Today for lunch, the husband is eating Pesto-Cranberry Chicken with French Green Beans and Roasted Baby Potatoes.  This was a quick meal- and an attempt to use the rest of the pesto I bought from Trader Joes. There is really no recipe for the french beans- I just roasted them in the oven with a little olive oil, garlic salt and pepper.

Pesto Chicken:
  • Take 4 chicken breasts or thighs and rub in pesto sauce on a baking sheet.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake covered for 20-25 minutes, then uncover and add dried cranberries and bake for another 10 minutes
  • *Important step- stab with a fork to make sure it's ready- salmonella poisoining is not hot!

Roasted Baby Potatoes
  • Boil potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until almost cooked
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and crushed garlic in a pan and add potatoes
  • Brown potatoes until golden and slightly crispy
I'm trying to convince the hubby to do a guest post and he's almost convinced!  I did it for him this time and I'm at least hoping for a comment! 

I hope you have a great day and I hope I finally get on my plane!  See ya'll from Dallas!


Mari said...

Dumb question...

do you peel the potatoes or leave them as is and just chop them up?

OHHH I hope he does a guest blog...I love when the hubbies take over once and a while =)


One Healthy Apple said...

I leave the skin on the baby potatoes- it crisps up and scores extra man food points!

michael said...

There are two reasons for posting this:
1. to get my feet wet with my first official comment to my wife's blog in mental preparation of assuming the responsibility of a guest blogger
2. to express my excitement about lunch. It's coming up soon! Yay!

Mari said...

AWWWW Mike just made his blog debut!!!!!


enjoy your have a great wife =)

The Candid RD said...

Good luck with the convincing! I've actually thought about having Nick do the same, but I have not asked. You should keep pushing it, for sure.

The meal sounds wonderful, he's lucky to have you as his personal chef. I make Nick PB&J for lunch literally everyday!

One Healthy Apple said...

I would be thrilled to have PB&J every day! Actually, husband would never eat that- or he would get it too. He has an aversion to nut butter- he's glad I love him for other reasons!