As I am all for bringing fresh ideas and content to my blog I thought it would be a good idea to do my themed posts - a different theme for each day of the week. It sounds both easy and mundane, but this being a witchy themed blog means I have to do something within a witchy theme.
I am still pretty much up in the air, lot of different ideas buzzing around for different things - some blog related, others not - and this meant I had forgotten to do a post for today. I also had no idea what the heck I was going to try either. I silently chastised myself for letting another day go by as I prepared our evening meal and that was when it hit me. I was trying out a new recipe - not really my own, but a variation on a branded seasoning mix.
So, without further ado, here is what I made.
Creamy Chicken and Basil Linguine.
The seasoning is from this range product link and I added the following - 2 large chicken portions (not sure about the weight, they were large ones though), a handful of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters, mushrooms, sliced, mozarella cheese, cut into small pieces, and half a pint of milk. The recipe calls for parmesan cheese and broccoli florets, but I chose not to use them. I also changed the method of cooking too.
I chopped the chicken portions into bite sized pieces and browned them
I sliced a few mushrooms, about 6
I quartered the cherry toms - there were roughly 6 or 7
I cut a shop bought pack of mozarella into small pieces.
All of these ingredients were placed in my slow cooker and to that I added the half pint of milk and the packet of seasoning mix. I gave it a good stir and then cooked it on the high setting for two and a half hours. Just before this was ready I cooked the linguine.
I have to say, it didn't look that appetisiing when it was served up and I did wonder if I should have stuck to the ingredients and instructions on the packet. Once I had my first mouthful though I was pleasantly surprised. This was really tasty and gorgeous, and I can assure a fussy eater like me rarely says that about food!
I really enjoyed the meal, as did N. We both agreed it looked like a plate full of sick when we served it up, but the taste was divine.