As we move into November, its time to think of things that we are thankful for. I am definitely thankful for Dream Dinners. It is a really fun job and I have met some awesome people-both coworkers and customers. In addition, it has answered the question, “What’s for dinner?” I do love to cook, but cooking for 2 every night becomes a bit of a task and the amount of leftovers often seemed a bit wasteful. I feel like we are eating and cooking in a way that makes much more sense for our family. Yesterday was Sunday, but it was not a lazy one for us. We started with a walk and breakfast. Next, we headed to the dog park, where Lola was able to safely explore and run off a bit of her “terrier” energy. Mike and I treated ourselves to lunch and drinks (both beer and coffee) at Redhorn. The rest of the afternoon was spent catching up on chores and just relaxing before another busy week. I was glad I defrosted a delicious Dream Dinners meal that cooked pretty quickly after our evening walk.
I started by boiling water for the Cavatappi. Once the water was boiling, I added the Cavatappi and cooked it for about 10 minutes. After the Cavatappi had cooked, I drained it and returned it to the pot. Meanwhile, I heated up some olive oil in a skillet and cooked my chicken breasts on 4 minutes on each side. I added the sauce to the chicken and brought it to a boil. Then, I reduced the heat and allowed the chicken to simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes, basting along the way. When the chicken and sauce were fully cooked, I removed the chicken and added the pasta to the sauce, stirring to coat it. I plated the chicken and pasta and we were ready to go. Dream Dinners saved the day again! We had a tasty, simple meal that took no time to make. The chicken was cooked perfectly and paired nicely with the sweet and spicy pasta. I would definitely make this meal again and I am looking forward to finishing up the rest of my October meals.