Jun 7, 2011

Baby Food Vol 2

I'm keeping it short & simple this Tuesday afternoon. Not because I have a shortage of attention-grabbing topics to blog about but because I'm going to attempt to develop my extreme couponing skills starting with combing the weekly specials of each local grocery store with a fine toothed comb. Who am I kidding, I'll probably quit halfway through the 1st circular and eat my nightly plate of cookies with milk instead.

So without further a-do, here's the baby (though I guess at just shy of 18 months, I should say adolescent):
Working on his cub scouts badge for starting a fire with wooden blocks. Or is it sticks? Whatever.

Taking a breather with his BFF4L.

And here's the food:
Grilled Chicken w/ Peanut Sauce

The list of ingredients is a little long but I promise it's a quick & easy recipe. It helps to chop all the veggies in advance so they're ready to go.

  • 2 tbl soy sauce
  • 3 tbl brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of canola oil
  • 4  boneless, skinless chicken breasteseses (it's fun to say it like that, I promise)
  • 1/2 lb spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tbl rice vinegar
  • 2 tbl lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 tbl minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbl Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 tbl sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  1. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water. While the pasta's working, combine 1 tbl soy sauce, 1 tbl brown sugar, canola oil & 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl. Toss with chicken and grill over med-hi heat until cooked through (~3-4 mins per side).
  2. While chicken cooks, combine broth, peanut butter, 2 tbl brown sugar, 2 tbl rice vinegar, lime juice, 1 tbl soy sauce, ginger & sriracha sauce in a saucepan over med heat. Whisk to combine then simmer for 1-2 mins. When pasta is al dente, drain and return to pot.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, scallions, bell pepper, 3 tbl rice viengar, sugar, red pepper flakes & 1/2 tsp of salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
  4. When chicken is done, remove from grill & cover with foil. Take the peanut sauce off the heat then stir in cilantro and salt to taste. (note: if you used low sodium soy sauce, you might need an extra pinch of salt but if you used regular soy sauce, you're probably good in the salt department.) Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat.
  5. Top each chicken breast with pasta & cucumber salad. Garnish with peanuts. Chow down.

1 comment:

  1. yum. that photo of the boys is awesome. you need a girl, so you can have a bffff


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