Monday, December 5, 2011

What You Should Have Eaten #46

Pan-Roasted Garlic and Herb Chicken Breasts
with Chopped Salad and Creamy Caper Dressing

A Triple Sun is not really all that great of a drink. The banana liqueur and the multiple vermouths make it too sweet. It looks pretty, though.

I don't normally enjoy hot foods, but I thought I'd go ahead and a dash or two of hot sauce. I knew I had a bottle in the cabinet that I bought quite some time ago on sale and never opened. Turns out that hot sauce does have an expiration date and it can go bad. I took the wrapper off and what I saw in the neck of the bottle was brown and nasty. The bottle ended up in the trash pretty quickly.

For the dressing I used sour cream instead of mayo or yogurt.

I've never bought capers before but I'm vaguely familiar with them. Dad would use them in various recipes when I was a kid, but I never ate them. I remember them being tinier than the ones in the jar I bought. I'm sure the larger size made them easier to chop.

No radicchio this time, either. Too expensive, and it still looked like crap. I went ahead and bought a bagged salad, something that I knew the kids would eat with some ranch dressing. And I went with a regular cucumber instead of a seedless one.

This turned out to be quite a tasty dish, and the kids even enjoyed it. If I make it again, I'll probably save the dressing and drizzle it onto the salad instead of just tossing it in. I ended up wasting a lot of uneaten salad because it really doesn't keep all that well.

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