Mar 12, 2009

good for our marriage

Jon and I have been pretty busy lately and with very different schedules we haven't been spending as much time together. We decided we needed to be better about spending quality time with each other. On the days that we are able to have dinner together we typically eat while watching TV. Growing up we both remember eating dinner at the kitchen table every night with our families. We both know that is the kind of thing we want to do when we have kids. So we decided why not start now. On Monday and Wednesday nights we are going to eat together at the kitchen table (I have class Tuesday and Thursdays and Jon typically works Friday nights). We started this week and it was so nice. We made dinner together and then sat down to eat together. This is our dinner from last night.

Jon found a recipe for Thai chicken and we tried it last week. It was great and super easy to make. We decided to make it again but add some veggies and it was perfect! I am having the left overs tonight for a quick dinner before class.

Here is what you need:
1 chicken breast; cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup of garlic; smashed not chopped
3/4 teaspoon of white sugar
3/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 & 3/4 teaspoon of light soy sauce (the recipe called for fish sauce but soy sauce tasted great and we already had it)
1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1-2 tablespoons of water

Here is what you do:
Rinse and cute the chicken into bite-sized pieces
Smash garlic and remove the skin
Heat oil in a pan and add garlic when oil is hot
When lightly browned, add the chicken and cook until done (add the water if it starts to get sticky)
Add sugar, soy sauce and pepper and mix well

You can stop there and serve over rice or you can add some veggies. We added fresh spinach, green onions, bean spouts and snow peas. Just throw the veggies in the pan and let them heat up then serve over rice. Enjoy!

Oh did you notice the fresh yellow flowers on our table? Check out my sister's blog where she talks about how fresh flowers make everything better. :)

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