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!
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!
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).
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…
Shitake mushrooms, dried cranberries, and onions!
A little white wine and tarragon too…
It smelled so good!
Oh hello! I have a precious little helper!
Time to break for a dance party in the living room!
Ok, I’m done…
After the rice finished cooking, I drained the water and added the cranberries so they could plump up, then added the mushroom mixture.
Time to eat!
Baked tofu, wild rice, and salad!!
z’s plate had chicken instead of tofu!
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…