Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pineapple Chicken

by Meghann on August 9, 2011

The rain from this morning turned into heavy thunderstorms this afternoon.

Maddie was not a fan.

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She curled up in a little ball on my lap and would not leave. Poor thing. The girl will bark at perfect strangers without a problem, but a little crackle of thunder and she turns into putty.

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She napped on my lap the majority of the afternoon.

Minus the time I got up for a snack from the kitchen.

A snack of ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, strawberries, and chocolate granola to be exact.

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Yum. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a can of pineapple and a package of chicken breasts staring me down for dinner. What to make? What to make?

I found inspiration in this recipe for Aloha Chicken, but decided to do my own thing.

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Instead of adding brown sugar straight to the sauce, I coated the chicken breast with a brown sugar rub that (I think) was a swag bag freebie from the Foodbuzz Festival last year.

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The chicken went in the pan with some red onion.

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Then came the pineapple

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And, finally, some soy sauce, fresh garlic, salt and pepper, broccoli, corn starch, and green onion.

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I let all the flavors mend together and cook down while I prepared the brown rice on the side. Once everything I was done I piled my bowl high with some rice, chicken, and a sprinkle of raisins.

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Meh. It was a little bland. The seasoning wasn’t right – definitely missing something there – and the sauce was still thing – I didn’t let it reduce enough.

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Dessert, however, was great!

1/2 an Ikea Cinnamon Bun with a serving of Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt.

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Big News!

My little sister got a job!

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Starting August 22nd, multiple classrooms full of high schoolers will come know her as Ms. Anderson! That’s right – Kelly accepted a position as a history teacher at a local high school! Go Kelly! See, that master’s degree did come in handy after all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Other Big News

I’m heading out early tomorrow morning for my first 50 mile bike ride!!! Wish me luck!

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