The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds — they mature slowly. – Peter De Vries
My husband makes dinner every night – I can’t cook worth a lick! But guys, if you are as lost in the kitchen as I am, here is a recipe that even I can make – and it’s pretty tasty too!
On a low-carb diet, it’s not uncommon to be craving Italian food. This dish combines a little Italian flavor with some Greek flavor. I think you’ll like it!
PESTO CHICKEN CASSEROLE (Makes 4 servings)
1 1/2 lbs. chicken thighs (or breasts if you like white meat)
4 oz. red or green pesto
1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/2 c. pitted black olives
1/2 lb. feta cheese, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Butter for frying
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt & pepper. Fry in butter until golden brown. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl. Place fried chicken pieces in baking dish along with olives, cheese and garlic. Add pesto mix.
Bake for 20-30 minutes.
I usually toss a little salad to go with this – some baby spinach and assorted veggies that you like. Make some homemade dressing with olive oil and vinegar or use a ranch or blue cheese – something low carb.
To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart — about a finger’s breadth — for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule. – Marnie Reed Crowell
As important as the meal is – it’s equally important to set a pretty table. Oh – and don’t forget to light the candles. Soft music is optional.
I hate to mention it… but it’s also a great idea to plan to clean up your mess in the kitchen after dinner.
Just a thought – as nice as it is to have a special holiday for this, it’s also wonderful for men to cook when wives are super busy or when they’re feeling under the weather – or caring for children who are sick. Have a wonderful day – happy cooking, guys! 🙂