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Thursday, May 11, 2006
Dinner With BrightStar
Yesterday afternoon none of the meals I had written out on my weekly meal plan (which I used to post each Sunday, but I've been lazy about it) looked terribly appealing or fun to make, and so I decided to surf the web for some inspiration. I remembered that BrightStar had recently engaged in some tasty dinner blogging, and after looking at her recipe and realizing that I had all of the ingredients on hand, I decided to make "Chicken and Ziti Bake."
It was delicious. My alterations: I shredded the chicken (and used a bit more than 1/2 lb.), I used petite diced tomatoes instead of crushed tomatoes, I used whole-wheat penne pasta, and I used oregano, garlic, and basil instead of Italian Seasoning (which is a little too heavy on the rosemary for my tastes). I used the recommended amount of cheese. I also added fresh parsley on the top, and served it with a green salad and garlic bread. It was quite good, and T was thrilled that there were plenty of leftovers to take to work this morning. Even ST had two big helpings!
This was an easy recipe, satisfying, and attractive. It also didn't use any "strange" ingredients, so perhaps even picky eaters (ahem, ABDmom!) would like it. Perhaps this will become the "Dinner Meme?"