wow, i can't believe it's already saturday evening! this past week has seriously flown by for me. my husband has been on a work vacation for the past 10 days and i have to say, i really wish tomorrow weren't the last day of it. i'm really loving the fact that i can sit back after the kids go to bed and enjoy a nice glass of wine. i don't ever drink anything when i'm alone in case there is ever an emergency, so having the husband here has really been a treat.
i've also been spoiled with getting enough time in the kitchen without having to baby gate the kids in their room while i cook a good meal. they're always in some kind of trouble otherwise, so i need to keep them jailed in. and let me tell you, they ALWAYS act like i've put them behind a barbed wire fence once that baby gate goes up. my 3 year old saying over and over, "mommy!!! i wanna get out! moooooooom? somebody? i wanna get out!". and then my 10 month old will be fussing and fussing and fussing for 30 minutes, until it's time to eat. anyway, it's just nice to cook in peace and quiet. --- to have someone here to entertain them while i fix up something scrumptious! i've been spoiled rotten, and i'm sure going to miss it.
on that note, here's what i got to throw together tonight... in peace and quiet :)
chicken curry masala:
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of diced tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes diced)
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 tbsp curry masala spice mix
1 can of coconut milk
1 cup of uncooked basmati fragrant rice
saute the onions, then add chicken. cook chicken all the way through.
add diced tomatoes (i chose to dice my own fresh tomatoes versus using canned), curry masala spice mix...
and my brother in-law's key ingredient... coconut milk. (instead of yogurt)
cook the rice separate. i used mahatma basmati fragrant rice, and it's freaking delicious!
simmer the ingredients for about 20 minutes. add a bit of fresh lemon juice to keep it from sticking if you'd like. (i did.)