Monday, November 30, 2009

15 min Nacho Chicken

Usually monday nights are crock pot specials, because I go to yoga class 45 min away, and don't get home till 8pm at the earliest.

Today didn't exactly go as planned, due to several circumstances, obviously completely beyond my control.  Maybe...

1. I didn't pull anything out of the freezer for dinner.
2. I was busy playing "hop on the square" all afternoon with a certain monkey.
3. I just couldn't convince myself to throw frozen meat into the crockpot with some mystery ingredients. It just seemed very unappealing!

So I ran through the door (I mean zen-fully floated) and started frantically ripping through the fridge.

It was slim pickins people. I had broccoli, eggs, cheese, sour cream and salsa. Oh, and three bone in skin on chicken thighs!

I didn't manage to get any pictures of this oh so satisfying incredibly delicious quicker than mac and cheese masterpiece... you'll just have to use your imagination!

Cut the bone out of the chicken thighs, leaving the skin on.
Heat a frying pan to medium high. Let it get good and hot.
Lay your thighs skin side down onto the pan. Brown them till they are nice and golden.
Flip over the chicken, turn the heat down and cover the pan. Let them cook in their own delicious juices for about 5 min or until they look done.

While the chicken is cooking, grate some cheese. Any cheese you love on nachos. We had medium cheddar, so that's what I used.

Flip them back over onto their skin side and turn the heat back up to medium high. Cut into the middle of one and check for doneness.
Pile some cheese onto each thigh and cover. Once cheese is melted, plate the chicken. (Scarf down the cheese left in the pan that has fried in chicken drippings. Oh dear lord was this GOOD!)
Spoon some salsa on top of the cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I added a couple shakes of hot sauce, and devoured this.
This is such a great meal. It really would satisfy a nacho craving, and it was on our plates in 15 minutes, which is really key when you have small monkeys haranguing you for sustenance and you are desperately trying to hold on to the peaceful centered feelings you came out of yoga class with.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

You gotta start somewhere!

My life is crazy busy all. the. time, because I'm a mother. To be more exact I'm the mother of two boys. To be even more exact, I desperately try to keep up with a two year old and one year old who have the climbing skills of monkeys (and sometimes resemble primates in other more disturbing ways...), are capable of drowning out a stadium full of boy band crazed teens, and seem to view me as some sort of 24 hour personal jungle gym.
This *shockingly* leaves me very little time to photograph my dishes.

Sometimes I may post a recipe sans photograph, if for some reason I couldn't take one before the dish was devoured by wild animals, I mean, my family.

Welcome to my little corner of the world wide web. Now, if you'll all excuse me I must go and release my monkeys, it's frowned upon to leave them locked in a closet for too long.

(***No children or monkeys were harmed or neglected during the making of this blog.***)