I was a lucky girl this evening! My mom made an AWESOME dinner for my brother and I before she headed out to work! Maybe it was because I got her these gorgeous flowers today ….just because 🙂
After leaving the dealership today, Ryan and I hit the courts again for another hour of tennis. I know, I know. We are totally training for Wimbledon over here. I am just loving getting back in the tennis groove though since I did spend the majority of my teenage years practicing and competing! I feel like I am JUST STARTING to feel it again after playing a couple times. Its a great workout, too!
Pre-tennis I ate a lovely plum:
And then on to the yummy dinner, which was whole wheat pasta with chicken and olive tomato cream sauce. The recipe comes from her best friend, Margaret, who is an awesome cook! It was deeeeelicious! Don’t be put off by the cream in the title—there is only a splash involved but it really does make all the difference in the world!
Whole Wheat Pasta with Chicken and Olive Tomato Cream Sauce
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch cubes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can chopped tomatoes in juice
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/3 cup kalamata olives, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1 cup white wine
1/4 cup cream
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
sea salt and garlic salt to taste
8 oz whole wheat pasta, cooked in boiling salted water
1. Season chicken with garlic salt, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Brown in saute pan with olive oil.
2. When browned, remove chicken and set aside. Add the can of chopped tomatoes, chopped plum tomatoes, sliced garlic, olives and thinly sliced red onion to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes-10 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.
3. Add the white wine and simmer for another 5 minutes before adding the chicken back in.
4. Add the basil and the cream then toss with the hot, cooked pasta. Garnish with parmesan cheese!
I also had a salad made with greens, sliced almonds, dried cranberries and a sprinkle of gorganzola cheese, drizzled with a little Annie’s Woodstock dressing.
Time for tea and my book! Have a great Monday night, yall, and I will see you tomorrow! =)