Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Western Food Night

Goodness, I think I've run out of ideas on what to cook. Hehe. Today was kind of a mad rush for me to come home and prepare dinner. By the time we were done at ballet, it was almost 5pm, so went to supermarket after class, and had zero idea what to cook for dinner. Spied some seasoning for scalloped potatoes and was kind of attracted to it. Also, I had come across some scalloped potatoes in one of the blogs I visited recently. The portobello mushrooms looked really good too, so grabbed a packet of them. Now for the main dish... hmmm... I suddenly remembered this baked chicken breast which we had tried at hub's friend's place when we visited Ireland the year before. It's so simple to do.

The potatoes turned out really nice. It's from the McCormick brand.

Mushrooms were drizzled with olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, and a small knob of french butter and baked. As for the chicken, I mixed together red pesto & cream cheese and spread it over one side of the breast. I then wrapped each breast with two slices of streaky bacon and baked.

Here's the result... everything is in boring brown. :(

Note - All pictures appear way larger than actual food size. :P


Oh for the love of food! said...

I run out of ideas of what to cook too, sometimes, and it's really frustrating. This meal looks pretty good for a change - my kids would love this, potatoes and chicken breast with bacon. I'm sure Princess and her Dad really enjoyed this meal!

Little Corner of Mine said...

As long as it's delicious right? BTW, are you only making pineapple tarts this year? Trying any new cookies?

Maya said...

Oh, we had western food too today! Btw, I LURVE mushrooms! Tht looks great! Does it taste great too? Hehe! I'm sure it does! Btw, planning to host sum cny party? If theres gonna be lotsa mushrooms on E menu, I can come over and help with E dishes! *grins*

singairishgirl said...

oh for the love of food! - Oh yes, it sure is. Oh really, so your kids prefer western? Hubby enjoys it but not princess. I made her pasta and sausages. She's quite Asian in food taste, except for pasta, but then again, pasta originated from the Chinese no? ;P Her dad often says she's not Irish/Chinese mix, she's probably Jap/Italian mix cos she can eat sushi and pasta any day and every day. Haha. Can you believe the Irish gal does not like potatoes with the exception of french fries?? She likes bee hoon, rice, noodles. I guess the environment shapes your taste in food more than the gene does.

littlecornerofmine - Oh dear C, am sorry. I know you're waiting but every day I'm busy and last night when I wanted to make almond biscuits, I couldn't get oil. Please bear with me. I try to make today or tomorrow if I can.

maya - Yes, yes, do try the mushrooms it's nice. A friend taught me how to do them. It's really easy, fuss free and just need put it in the oven. Thanks darling, but no I don't host any parties but will keep you in mind if I do. ;)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Love your dishes, especially the chicken (or anything) wrapped in bacon! ;)

singairishgirl said...

east meets west kitchen - Thanks sayang. Hehe, bacon gives good flavour huh? But I don't eat the bacon. I peel it off. Haha.

Big Boys Oven said...

boring but tasty, I definitely want some, next time!