Get Wild?

This post is not going to be as exciting as the title might suggest and no, it is not a recap of the bachelorette party (that’s best left for the imagination)!

It’s a chicken (and tofu) and rice dinner! I was writing down my grocery list, reminded myself to use the white rice in pantry and then wrote: Get Wild?

As in…purchase additional wild rice? HA! I crack myself up!

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Now you can all see my horrible chicken scratch handwriting!

Both dishes tonight are courtesy of Real Simple…I just love that site!

The first recipe is a Sweet and Spicy Chicken (I’m using the spice rub on tofu too).

Let’s gather the ingredients and get cooking!

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The rub is super simple: olive oil, brown sugar, dried oregano, chili powder, and a little S&P! Mix everything together, coat your chicken and/or tofu and bake at 400 degrees for about 40-45 minutes (we used boneless chicken breasts).

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All done!

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The second recipe is for Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf With Cranberries. I id end up getting wild rice and didn’t even use the white rice. I put the rice on before anything else because it needed an hour to cook! While it cooked I chopped up the rest of the ingredients…

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Shitake mushrooms, dried cranberries, and onions!

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A little white wine and tarragon too…

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It smelled so good!

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Oh hello! I have a precious little helper!

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Time to break for a dance party in the living room!

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Ok, I’m done…

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After the rice finished cooking, I drained the water and added the cranberries so they could plump up, then added the mushroom mixture.

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Time to eat!

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Baked tofu, wild rice, and salad!!

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z’s plate had chicken instead of tofu!

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Everything was super flavorful and a little different than what we typically make. Yum!! I have been so hungry the last few days.


z and I have been getting up every three hours or so with the pup and getting up for the day before 7. Yawn…


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