Good 38º dark cloudy morning.
Happy Throw Back Thursday.... 2001 when there were all these wild turkeys hanging around in the backyard....
Picture of the Day.... hmmmmm........
When onions grow, one of the things they absorb from the soil is sulphur. When an onion is damaged through cutting or crushing, a volatile sulfur compound is released into the air. The sulfur-containing compounds are the flavor precursors that give rise to the characteristic odor and flavor of onions. Although many sulfur compounds have a strong smell, the pure element is odorless. Sulfur compounds are also why onions make you cry, why asparagus gives urine a weird odor, why garlic has a distinctive aroma, and why rotten eggs smell so horrible.
ONE-POT CHEESY ITALIAN PASTA AND CHICKEN from The Slow Roasted Italian...
One-Pot Cheese Italian Pasta and Chicken is a rich and savory dish bursting with your favorite flavors! This simple recipe features a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce that is cooked right into the pasta in this amazing one-pot dish. Toss it all in a pot and let it cook. It's so easy that it just about cooks itself. Now that's my kind of meal!!!
- 8 ounces baby spinach leaves, divided
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and Italian herbs, drained (about 7 ounces)
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1/2" bite size pieces)
- 6 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 pound dry linguine
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 cups (32 ounces) reduced sodium chicken stock
- 1 cup (8 ounces) chardonnay wine
- 4 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Combine 1/2 of the spinach with the tomatoes, onion, chicken, garlic, linguine, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Pour chicken stock and wine over top. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Cook 7-9 minutes until pasta is al dente (with a bite to it). Toss pasta with tongs occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot. You will still have some liquid in the pan when the pasta is done cooking. This is going to make the base for our delicious cheese sauce.
- Turn off the heat and add the cheese to the pasta. Toss pasta with tongs until the cheese melts into the pasta. Toss in remaining spinach.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Dried Italian Seasoning is a fabulous convenience ingredient. If you do not keep it on hand, combine 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.
- This dish is just spicy enough to make your tongue tingle. For a very mild sauce, reduce the red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon.
- I know some people are sensitive to alcohol. The wine adds a fabulous rich buttery flavor and a bright citrusiness to the pasta. If you can use the chardonnay, I highly recommend it. However, you can substitute with chicken stock, white grape juice, or lemon water (1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/2 cup water).
Special birthdays today.... Merrill Feiker (former USMC and LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERRILL! xo
Merrill Lane! There is one in Rogue River and a couple other places in Oregon and one in Washington too.
Also celebrating today is high school pal Annalee (Carlin) Fortini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE! xo
She and her hubby Led own a winery and Anne does home decorating.... Here's their website:
Historically this date......
1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
1967 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
....what an Adam Henry Hayden is... and of course the ex spouse of Jane Traitor Fonda!
And births this date include...
1960 – Stanley Tucci, American actor and director
1964 – Calista Flockhart, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo