Well, I feel like I’ve been MIA lately. Not sure why as I posted more last week than I think I ever HAVE, but its probably because I haven’t been actively involved with Twitter as I usually am.
I’ve been so BUSY!!! Phoenix went back to the vet on Monday because his stomach is still bothering him. Remember the bug that Mizar had? Yup, all of them got it, but Phoenix just kick-it! Its either a really bad stomach bug or a chronic condition. I turned to Mr. P and told him, well looks like Phoenix is officially part of this chronic family. He then turned to the dog and said, “Are you sure you want to be part of this family?” LOL!
We’ve been trying to push through some of the projects. Here in Denver, the weather has been really reasonable over the weekend, so we’re trying to focus on the yard, and when its super hot or cold, we’ve been working on other projects, like the kitchen.
Yes, THE KITCHEN!! The famous kitchen. Except now, its the LAUNDRY ROOM. Wait a minute – what? Yup, the original plan was to have this kitchen be our final laundry room and act as our temporary kitchen until the upstairs was complete. Yes, we did finish the floor. I love my floor. However, over Labor Day weekend, WE GOT AN AMAZING DEAL! Deal of ALL DEALS!! Cabinets that we like, in the color of our dreams, pull-out drawers, in the design that I have always DREAMED about. Handles that are so precious, I cant wait to sleep with install them. Almost everything we got, it was included. Yup, Homie D had a steal and we ran with it. The best part, there are several rebates going on, and we’re trying to re-fiance the house with all of the low percentages, so we have to get the kitchen done ASAP. No more waiting around. I’m sure everyone who knows me is rolling there eyes, thinking ya right, and quite frankly that’s okay too. I’m frustrated with it beyond belief, which is why we’ve changed the way things will happen with this new project. This family created a detailed, executable, works-with-our-chronic-illnesses, PLAN! WAHOO!!
We decided not to waist our efforts on finishing the ‘kitchen’ if we were going to have to remove/rebuild in 3 months anyway for the Laundry Room. No, I’m not going to be kitchen-less for another 3 months. Can’t take it. Not even a little bit. So, the compromise? I got my way. My oven/stove is plugged in, the countertops are in place, and my kitchen appliances are in cupboards. After the hell-hole kitchen I’ve lived in the last 3 years, this is like a dream! And, if I didn’t tell you it wasn’t installed to the wall, you’d never know. Sometimes I forget that it isn’t! So, what did I do to celebrate? I made DINNER!! And I did it without a recipe, oh AND, it was delicious!!
What was it, you ask?
Curry Alfredo Chicken. SUPER, EASY PEASY.
Here’s the recipe – or at least what I did.
- Boneless chicken – breast and cut in half
- Alfredo Sauce – I used the kind in a jar
- Curry Powder
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – EVOO
- Pre-heat the oven 350 degrees
- Prepare the chicken
- The chicken must be defrosted completely
- Cut in them in half. It will cook them better, makes great availability for leftovers, and chicken stays moist.
- Prepare the baking pan with a dollop of EVOO. Use this based off how big your pan is! This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan.
- Put the chicken in the pan and place aside.
- WASH YOUR HANDS! YOU’VE BEEN DEALING WITH RAW CHICKEN.
- Now, get a bowl out and pour half a can of the Alfredo Sauce in it. Then add the Curry Powder to taste. We liked ours with a little more kick, so I COATED it. We’ll call this the ‘dressing’
- Now, take your ‘dressing’ and pour it heavily over your chicken.
- Cook the chicken for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165. I cooked mine to about 200, but I’m so paranoid about e. coli, etc. However, my chicken was SO MOIST!
I served ours with sautéed veggies and naan bread, however you can serve it with anything. Pasta, Rice, Potato, French Bread, anything; REALLY! Mix it up and you have several dishes for the rest of the week!
I hope my instructions make sense. I sometimes like to go with a recipe, but with this new kitchen, I’m still trying to find all of my utensils, let alone the spice.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you make it and what you thought!
Here’s to the start of demolishing the next kitchen. Picture to come soon!