|On the way home|
After recovering, I walked to the Bon Accord shopping center again. About a mile - 1.5 miles. This time I wore boots. I got these at Kohls, and even though they are not flat, they were so comfortable! The 2+ miles I walked in them up and down hills are proof enough for me!
|Croft and Barrow|
I made chicken tikka masala for dinner (recipe below) and served it with some white wine to celebrate Steve's first day at work (and to cool the heat from the peppers...hehe).
|Sorry.. I couldn't get the picture to turn. I open it on my computer, and it's correct.. but not on here. Buggy things.|
Chicken Tikka Masala (serves 3-4)
I got this recipe from a teacher I used to work with and then made a few minor changes.
1-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders
1 jar Tikka Masala sauce
1 cup heavy whipping cream or plain yogurt as a healthier option
1 jalapeno (cored and diced)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 red bell pepper (cored and chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced or chopped finely)
Salt and Pepper
2 cups plain yogurt as a side
Sliced bananas as a side (trust me)
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Add 1-2 tbls of olive oil to a large pan (about 2-3 times around the pan). Cook the chicken on medium heat until done (cut one open to check that juices are clear). Then transfer them to a cutting board.
In the same pan, add the onions, garlic, and bell peppers. You'll want to add the jalapenos last or it will be VERY spicy. When the onions soften, add the tikka masala sauce, whipping cream or yogurt (1 cup), and about half of the jalapenos. Reduce heat to low and let simmer. Stir occasionally.
Begin cooking the rice. Follow instructions on bag! :o)
Slice the chicken into 1 x 1 inch cubes and add to the sauce with the remainder of jalapenos. Let simmer until the rice is done, and then serve the chicken tikka masala over rice.
Set a bowl of plain yogurt and a bowl of sliced bananas on the table. These go great with the chicken tikka masala and will help to tame the heat for those who like things a bit milder than some of us.