I had a rough weekend and that left me feeling kind of blah. I usually plan my meals in advance but I was just not into it on Sunday. I went to the Kingdom Hall and enjoyed a wonderful service. Afterwards a small group of us went out for lunch. It was nice being able to eat a meal without having to cut up someone’s food or ask for more napkins because someone spill their drink. I thoroughly enjoyed myself before saying thank you for the invite and saying goodbye.
On the way home I kept thinking about the fact that my babies were coming back From their dad’s place and I had nothing planned for dinner. I walked in and looked around to find an idea for dinner s and then it hit me. Penne with chicken and diced tomatoes.
I had cooked some penne the night before and ate a small portion of it with chicken and pesto.
I pulled 2 chicken breasts and cut them into bite size pieces and then placed them on a hot pot for about 10 minutes on low to medium heat. I used about 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to cooked the chicken. I then add a can of Hunt’s diced tomatoes with sweet onion. I also add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. I covered it up cooked the sauce for about 5 minutes before adding the cooked Penne. I let the sauce and pasta simmer on low for about 5 more minutes.
I plated the food and then sprinkled some grated Parmesan cheese and then served it with some V8 strawberry/banana juice and the munchkins loved it… Correction, 2 out of my 3 munchkins loved it. In my book that was a successful dinner. When it comes to meal time, my goal is to make something yummy, simple and colorful. I have 3 picky eaters and it is rare for me to make a meal we all love.
Here are the ingredients for those of you who want to try it out.
2 Chicken breast
1 box of penne pasta
1 can of Hunt’s diced tomatoes with sweet onion
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil