Between the beginning of the month to today I have had 12 separate groups and weddings to take care of at work.....I broke up with my boyfriend and he moved out of my house, underwent multiple other day to day stresses that stretched me to the breaking point. I've cried several time....sometimes at length...by myself and on others shoulders. I have not cooked for weeks on end with the exception of sporadic mad dash thrown together meals only fit to satiate my hunger. I have obviously not blogged for some time and I miss both like crazy.
But I have made it.
And now I am rising to the surface....ready to take in a deep breath....and move on.
One thing I have found in the past few weeks is that cooking for one person just sucks. There are very few recipes designed to fit one person, so I end up making more than I need and eating for leftovers. The problem is that I have been so busy that there has been no time to go to the store so I am making do with whatever I have handy and praying that it turns out halfway decent.
I have also been cleaning out the fridge & freezer, getting rid of the stuff I don't use, rotating frozen goods in the freezer to make room for new things. Tonight was the first time I made something worth sharing with you...so here it is. :) Bear in mind that this was made with random goodies from my fridge so there is room for substitutions should you feel the need.
4 Chicken Thighs, trimmed
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
2 Shallots, medium dice
2 Cloves Garlic, sliced thin
1/2 Cup Green Olives, sliced in 1/4
2 T Olive Oil
1 tsp Fennel Seed
1 T Herbs d' Provence
Saute shallots in a sauce pan in olive oil until soft, add tomatoes, garlic & olives. Saute until tomatoes let out their juices. Add in chicken and spices with a little salt and pepper, cover and simmer until chicken is tender and falls apart. Adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve over pasta with a little Parmesan cheese.
I've missed me....welcome back. :)