Last few days before Christmas are going a little bit hectic. From cooking something different dishes to keeping kiddie’s demand is becoming overwhelming. I’m not complaining at all, I love to be busy, I love to cook different dishes for family and friends, I love to give handmade gifts . Last Friday I invited my friends for a little lunch before going to pick up our kids from school. That was a beautiful time. We moms, spent together without any interruptions. One of my friends came with a Mason Jar full of Holiday potpourri , that was so nice. Monday evening I was not at home. I took my son to dentist’s office. At that time one of friends, Bella and her two little ones came to give a box full of homemade delicious cookies. My husband was at home, he saw them from inside that, younger one had been jumping in excitement, and the older one smiling with a cookie box in her hand. However, as soon as Mr. Man opened the door, little one became standstill, and the older one stopped smiling. They almost drop the box in my husband’s hand and quickly ran towards their car. They were expecting me and my son, instead of that when they saw a totally different person, they just scared. That was a very funny incident. Still I cannot stop laughing, whenever it comes into my mind. December 21st was the last day of school, we all exchanged gifts. I gave my friends cakes and breads. That very day I baked three cakes, and four breads! On the top of that my son wanted to make crispy rice train from the kit which he bought from Costco few days back. I was so busy, I forgot to take the pictures of the cakes and breads. After giving all to my friends I realized I didn’t take the photos to show my blogger friends. Anyway, next time I must take photos for you. I don’t want to write the details of the gifts what my friends have given us for Christmas. We will open them in the morning of Christmas, and I’ll write in details with the pictures for you. Now I want to share a chicken recipe which I cooked last week.
One pound boneless chicken breasts One tbsp. oil (I used olive oil) One bell pepper ( I used a green one) One medium onion Two garlic cloves (or one tbsp garlic powder) One big tomato One cup dry white wine Two tbsp. dry oregano (fresh is better) One small peeled shrimp Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the chicken, and pat it dry. Cut it into medium sized cube. Thinly slice the bell pepper, and the onion. If you are using garlic cloves, mince the cloves. Finely chop the tomato. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the onion, and sauté. Add the chicken slices, and fry. Cover the pan, and let it cook, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, and tomato. Mix well, and cook , about ten minutes. Add the shrimp, cover the pan, and cook until the chicken is tender. Add white wine. Add the bell pepper, mix well. Season with salt, and pepper, and let it cook until everything is tender. Serve with hot steaming rice.