As a final farewell to Summer 2010, I thought I would share my very favorite summer meal!
When SP and I first got married, I decided that I would make the first few months of our marriage a culinary adventure by throwing all recipes to the side and making what felt right. Well...the moral of this story is threefold:
1) You win some. You lose some.
2) If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again.
3) Pizza or Chinese?
This particular dish, however, is truly a gem. I have served it to many a guest and it is always a hit! SP calls them Summer Fajitas because they are a nice light meal and taste great with fresh veggies from the farmers' market! (You can make them with frozen veggies too if you want to share the love with the other 3 seasons!)
There are so many variations to be discovered for this recipe, so have fun with it! I usually use what I have on hand, which makes it so simple!
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
Approx. 3 cups fresh veggies, if using frozen, thaw first
(This time, I used broccoli, red pepper and squash, but asparagus, zucchini, and carrots are great too!)
1-2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
1/8-1/4c Teriyaki sauce (low-sodium)
1-2 Tbsp Soy sauce (low-sodium)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
mozzarella cheese, shredded
Tortillas or rice to serve.
1) In a large pan, brown chicken in oil over medium heat, approx. 3-5 minutes. While chicken is cooking, chop all veggies, leaving them slightly larger than bite-sized. Add to chicken.
2) To taste, add sauces and vinegars. I have given the approximate amount that I use, but you will need to keep tasting it to be sure it is not too salty from the soy and teriyaki sauces.
3) Reduce heat and cover, letting it simmer until veggies are tender, stirring frequently.
4) Serve in a tortilla with sour cream and shredded mozzarella cheese, or over rice if desired.
As a last tribute to Summer 2010, here are a few photo highlights of what we did:
KHo graduated from college, here she is posing like the little mermaid. :-)
In May we went to Chicago for a family wedding!
This is Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, or The Bean, as it is lovingly nicknamed.
In July, I went on my first mission trip outside of the U.S.
We spent the 4th of July on the lake with my family watching fireworks. It was awesome!
In August, we went to Martha's Vineyard.
My first Rascal Flatts concert!
A sunny drive over to Sunflower Field.
Summer, you were fantastic.
Thank you for everything.
Thank you for everything.
See you next year!
Welcome back, Autumn.
We missed you.