One of my adventure ideas was:
This is a cooking show where the chefs are given a basket full of ingredients and have to create a meal with them. Along the same lines, I would like someone to come over with a bag of groceries and I have to create something for them with the items. I think this would be really fun because I love to cook and I love to try new things, but it’s hard when creating meals for yourself. You always, or I always, lean towards my favorite flavors and foods. This would really stretch me to try something new.
My friend FinnHoward over at Finn & Charley Too had a great suggestion of letting my blogger friends give me ingredients to create meals with. Tonight J is coming over for dinner, and FH gave me a list of four ingredients to use in my dinner creation.
Tonight’s ingredients are:
Rib Rack (GF, All-Natural Ingredients, Locally-Made) Chicken Marinade
- Chicken Broth
- Green Onions
- Cherry Tomatoes (from my garden)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I prepared the rice as directed on the package, but by substituting chicken broth for water, and added fresh garlic while it heated to a boil. I let it cook for about 20 minutes, then added the mushrooms and green onions and continued cooking as per the instructions.
I prepared the asparagus by washing it, snapping off the ends, and placing six stalks each on two strips of tin foil. I drizzled it with the olive oil, squeezed fresh lemon on it, added a couple of wedges of lemon, threw in a few cherry tomatoes, sliced, because they were right there, and dusted with sea salt. I folded the tin foil around the asparagus into little, individual packages. I threw them on the grill, top rack, about 10 minutes before I put the chicken on.
I grilled the chicken on medium-low for about 22 minutes. I wanted it tender and moist. I turned the tenderloins after 7 minutes, then again after 7 minutes, then after 4 minutes, and removed them after another 4. I let them sit for about ten minutes before serving.
The Final Result
J thought it was pretty good, too!
Who Wants To Be Next?
Who wants to give ingredient suggestions next? I would love to hear a list of ingredients that you think I should use to create a dinner.
I can’t guarantee when I will do the next meal, but it will be within 10 days.
As an FYI, I have many allergies and insensitivities to food. It would be best to avoid these items.
Here is what I cannot have:
Gluten (if you are unsure of what this is, no worries – I can make adjustments or offer alternatives for you to chose from)
Here is what I should avoid (meaning it’s best not to include them, but if it is a small amount, I may be okay):
- Sesame Seeds
Can’t wait to create!