Hodgepodge Dinner And A Brand New Apron

29 Apr

After drinking all night at a comedy and burlesque show where Screaming Names played until almost 3am, we woke up late and had a heavy lunch to help absorb the alcohol. We went to The Dog of Nashville where I had the special, an around the world dog. A Wisconsin beer brat with sauerkraut and spicy mustard, a light german beer that I can’t remember the name of and we shared chili cheese fries. Dinner was going to have to consist of something with some actual ingredients.

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I need to go grocery shopping, but I knew that I could make dinner from the few things that I had in the fridge.

Ingredients

1 large chicken breast, sliced in half horizontally

1 red bell pepper

a few slices of fresh pineapple

1 broccoli crown

garlic

butter

shredded Gruyère

1 cup organic white rice

I chopped the red pepper and the pineapple and then tossed them in a covered oven safe dish with a tablespoon of water. I preheated the oven to 350°, then I separated the broccoli and put it in another oven safe pan, I brushed on a little butter and fresh garlic and then I put both pans in the oven. I made the rice, and cooked the chicken in a frying pan with a little oil, salt and pepper. I cooked the veggies for about 20 minutes before I added the shredded Gruyère to the top of the broccoli and cooked it all for another 10 minutes or so.

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Dinner was amazing, and we ate mint chocolate chip ice cream afterwards. I started looking around the craft closet and I pulled out this thing that I sewed years ago and used as a curtain in my kitchen. It was basically 5 squares of fabric sewed together. I pulled the seams out and reworked the whole thing into an adorable little apron, complete with pockets so I can wear it to work if I wish.

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That’s Bridgette modeling the little apron for me, she’s my duct tape dress form.

None of this happened until after I heard the church bells tell me it was 9 o’clock at night. I was actually impressed that I was able to accomplish so much with the end part of my day, it inspires me!

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