refashioned chicken and potatoes {& a cookbook you need}

recipe below

my brother gave me this fabulous {a new favorite} cookbook for mother’s day
and it was a game-changer.
{time for dinner from cookie editors}
{i am not getting anything for telling you}
this is a ridiculously helpful book
and i spend hours pouring over it.
it isn’t just a cookbook. 
its one of those, 
“how to do the mom thing and make easy/good food too” kind of books.
here are the chapters:
The Family Kitchen.
If I Could Just Make It To Wednesday…
I Want Something Simple, Fast And Hard to Screw Up.
I Want To Have a Family Dinner Where We All Eat the Same Meal.
Do Sandwiches Count?
I Want To Use What I Already Have.
Let’s All Have a Playdate.
fun, right?
and it helps that it looks like it fell out of anthropologie.
 its eye candy.
my fave is the solid food roll-out where they give you all of the “adult” things
you can create out of your baby purees. {i.e. butternut squash soup? yes please!}
we are meal-planners at our house.
we plan-out the month and try to make only 3 shopping trips in the month
to stay within our strict budget.
 trying to be healthy AND easy/fast can be difficult but we do try.
on sunday we made the above dish.
looks good, right?
its too easy…
lemony chicken & potatoes with gremolata
{paraphrased + my changes}
on med-low heat,
brown chicken with {lots of} garlic and EVOO, then remove from pan.
caramelize onions in same pan with quartered potatoes and EVOO.
{and lots of S&P}
add about a cup of chicken stock {or water} and juice of 2 lemons {zest first}
raise heat for a minute.
add back in chicken & juices to pan, cover, and turn to medium.
{let cook until potatoes are tender. about 15 minutes}
gremolata:
zest from your 2 lemons,
handful of chopped parsley,
chopped garlic
salt
{sprinkle on the green stuff when you serve/eat it.}
so yummy, 
and such a nice break from “chicken & veggies” night on the calender!


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About Meg

I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

1 comment on refashioned chicken and potatoes {& a cookbook you need}

  1. Whitney & Devin
    August 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Yum! I'm for sure a meal planner too. Its funny because I JUST blogged about my planning for this month ha! Seriously though this looks fabulous