What’s for dinner? Chicken, orzo, salad

Been doing some hardcore outdoor running lately – ok not a lot, just the past 3 days. It’s nice to get back out there. It was a welcome break, I think my legs needed it, but found myself craving for something better than starring across the street and at my own reflection in the gym. I hate it. Anyway, all this running has made me really hungry! LOL

It was definitely Conan’s night to do the brain work on this one. We’ve run out of real food in the fridge, so we lazied out and went to the supermarket I hate most. I’m not going to say which one it is…but I hate it because the food isn’t that fresh, it’s super expensive and the food selection is boring.

Regardless, we got our few ingredients and Conan went to work in the kitchen while I continued to read why Anthony Bourdain hates Alan Richman (very good reasons btw. Very good.)

Oh yes, before I begin – we cheated and bought a rotisserie chicken :P

It was a good meal!!! YUMMM!!! However, Conan did say there was a lot of prep work involved, mainly chopping things up – but you know what? So was my curry tofu noodles!!!! I julienned those veggies!

Orzo Salad

Orzo
Red onion
Olives
Red pepper
Cucumber
Macedonian goat cheese
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

  1. Cook orzo as per the instructions on the package
  2. Cut up your vegetables into bite-sized bits, including olives
  3. Mix everything together with lemon juice and olive oil
  4. Salt & pepper to taste

Seems easy – but Conan said there was a lot of prep work!

IT WAS GOOOOOOOD!!! Excellent Saturday night dinner! :) Thanks baby!

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what was for dinner…last night? Roasted chicken with parsnips and carrots

Since I’m on a roll with this…what the hey!?

Roasted Chicken with maple-glazed parsnips and carrots

Chicken thighs
Parsnips & carrots washed, peeled and cut (we cut them into strips)
Coriander
Oregano
Maple syrup
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Pre-heat oven to 375F. Season the chicken thighs with coriander, oregano, salt and pepper.  Place in oven.

Toss cut parsnip and carrot in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in oven.

Cook chicken for about 45 minutes, or until fully cooked.

Cook parsnip and carrots until almost cooked, about 20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and brush on some maple syrup and put back into the oven to crisp – about 10 minutes.

Serve hot!