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what to make my friend for lunch...limited ingredients

danionavenue Nov 3, 2011 05:46 AM

Limited ingredients because i am too lazy to go back to the store. I was going to make chili with cornbread muffins but, she doesn't like chili. She is my "foodie" friend. I have ground beef, frozen chicken breasts or a frozen shrimp ring for meat.... beans, lentils, rice, pasta, flour sugar, red wine, whiskey.... garlic onions tomatoes cucumber, arugula, cheese,, sour cream, canned pumpkin, whole grain sliced bread.... what can I concoct?

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  1. Paprikaboy Nov 3, 2011 05:57 AM

    If it was me I would:
    Chop the garlic and dice the onion.
    I would skin the tomatoes and dice these.
    Sweat off the onions and garlic .
    Add some red wine and boil off the alcohol.
    Add the tomatoes and then lentils.
    Fry for 1 minute and add water and cook.

    I would then poach the chicken.
    Serve with the sour cream.

    1. inaplasticcup Nov 3, 2011 06:15 AM

      I think I would

      - season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, a little lemon juice if you've got it, and oil
      - roast the tomatoes and onions, then toss them with a little garlic, S&P, some dried herb if you have it (like rosemary, basil, oregano), and a splash of oil
      - sear the breast on both sides for about 3 minutes on medium to med high heat then finish them off in the oven
      - serve the roasted veg over the chicken breast
      - serve an arugula salad on the side dressed with a really simple vinaigrette

      Good luck whatever you choose! :)

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