Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Favorite Dinner Recipe

As I've blogged about before, I really dread dinner time. As much as I like to eat, cooking stresses me out.

Baking, not so much... but cooking really wears at my nerves.

A few weeks ago I found a recipe from Allrecipes.com called Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata. It's my new obsession.

It's easy even though it does have a few steps... but the leftovers are fantastic and I can usually make it with just the ingredients I have on hand.

All you do it bread some chicken breasts (dried bread crumbs, maybe a splash of onion and garlic powder) and fry them up in a pan with a bit of olive oil. Mmm.


Cook some pasta of your choice:
And make up a quick sauce. Mine has garlic, some red pepper flakes (I didn't measure yesterday and it was hot hot hot) a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and oregano, and a tiny can of tomato sauce.


And toss the whole thing together.


Seriously, this is delicious and it reheats perfectly. Maybe even better than the first time around.

So... it's 10 am and I'm already wondering what's for dinner today. Why does dinner stress me out so much?

Also, what are YOU having for dinner tonight?

22 Classy Comments:

Rachel said...

YUM! So easy and tasty. I need to try this!

Kelly Marie said...

This is one of the main reasons I eat to poorly! Cooking dinner stresses me out too - I'm tired I just want to relax with some TV and a drink. Instead I'm biting my nails over what to cook! This looks really good!

In this wonderful life... said...

this sounds good, though some days I like chicken and some I don't! I will try it out. I'm going to post my new fav app recipe sometime this week.it's yum!

Sara said...

Yum! My husband is obsessed with Arrabiata sauce - he orders it whenever it's on the menu. I'm definitely going to have to make this for him! Thanks for posting!

the girl in the red shoes said...

I hate making dinner! It seems like we eat the same things over and over again.

Kelly said...

I can't wait to try this recipe!

Carrie said...

Oh, you are not alone in this! Cooking stresses me to the max, too. But I love to bake. I'll have to try this for sure. Looks yum.

Megan said...

Yum! This looks so good! I do have trouble with cooking dinner at times. My husband is very picky, so it limits what I can cook! I think he would like this! Tonight we are having a Paula Deen recipe. Its chicken wrapped in bacon covered with a really yummy sauce and served over rice!

mrsashcake said...

this looks good... i am totally going to make this soon!!

kLl said...

Last week I made a chicken taco chilli from Gina's Skinny Recipes (skinnytastes.com) and it was amazing. It is a crockpot recipe so you can cook it, shred the chicken, mix it back together and you are ready to go.

Sarah said...

This looks so good and easy! I hate to cook dinner but enjoy baking. Sometimes when I get in the spirit I'll make something but that is once in a blue moon. I'll have to try this dish. :) Thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

I just printed this!!! It's going on my menu for next week! Thank you for sharing!!! XOXO

Mandy said...

This looks yummy!! It looks pretty simple too, like you said. I love making different pasta's. They can be so simple.

Glamorous Newlywed said...

Looks delicious - and like something the husband will love, I will have to try it soon!

stephanie said...

Yum! I love easy and tasty recipes!!

California Wife said...

Yum, this looks delicious! I love a good pasta dish that heats up well the next day for lunch! Thanks for sharing!

LG said...

I hate trying to figure out what to cook for dinner too so I am totally gonna try this ! Thanks!

Gail said...

Try having to make dinner every night for hungry hubby and three ravenously starving little ones! I do not enjoy cooking. (Picky eaters in the house are to blame)...and I'd much rather be (or need to be) crafting/decorating/photographing or tending to my boutique.

How funny that I made almost the same thing last night and took pics to post on my blog.

Yours looks yum and I like how it's an all-in-one dish. Makes it easier to serve to the kiddos, for sure.

I'm with you - dinner time completely stresses me out! I stand in front of the pantry waiting for something to jump out at me. Never does. ;)

Gail said...

Oh...and I'm your newest follower. Great blog!

Gail said...

Hi! Wanted to come back and tell you I made something sooooo delicious tonight. It's gourmet without the stress...my kind of meal! (Oh, and of course, my husband ended up working late and missed it. Wouldn't you know it.)

http://sophisticatedsteps.blogspot.com/2011/02/broke-rut-and-he-missed-it.html

Piper Jacquelyn said...

That looks delicious. And simple and pretty healthy! This I like! I just bought a ton of pasta at Target - now I know what to do with it!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

That seriously looks yummers!!

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