Man, oh man. It's February and I have my baby solely in his diaper with the fan going. It's nearly 90 degrees here today. I'm sorry, but that's just wrong! I'm sweatin' bullets. On the upside, however, Brennan had his first smile today!! I received the delightful bit of sunshine about three times in a row, one being a huge toothless grin, so I figured that definitely makes it official. Be still my heart! He's still a tough crowd at this point, but man, I'll just about do anything to get that guy to crack a smile!
As I mentioned the other day, we have been so blessed by friends and family who have taken the time to bring us amazing meals. I want to collect all the recipes and have made such requests. The first one I've received is for Parmesan Chicken and Rice, a meal from Cooking Light made by my friend, Courtney. It was delicious! I must confess that all the meals that have been brought to us have been so good that I wake up in the morning craving them...and thus, they are my breakfast as well. <grin> Oh, and Matt would add that I'm not good at sharing them either.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 (8-ounce) package pre-sliced mushrooms
- 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup uncooked instant rice
- 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, and mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Add wine, salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
Stir in rice and broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in cheese and parsley.
Ok, I gotta run. I think I have both a sleepy and hungry baby, and that's just not a good combination. Not a good combination at all. Blessings, ya'll!