Friday, December 22, 2006
Thai Chicken with Peanuts
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
3 tbsp sweetened chili sauce (like PC Memories of Thailand)
2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tsp peanut butter
2 tbsp chopped peanuts
1.Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to a 1/2" thickness with a meat mallet. Sprinkle chicken with the 1/4 tsp salt.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 minutes on each side, or until done. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. (I cooked the rice before the chicken, so I put the chicken on top of the rice in the saucepan to keep it warm. Less dishes and mess.)
3. Add broth, chili sauce, and fish sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil, scraping any browned bits from the bottom. Cook until broth has reduced to 2/3 cup. Remove from heat and add the lime juice and peanut butter, stirring until mixed. Serve sauce over chicken, and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Now that I am looking at this pic, I realize that I forgot a couple of things to put in it. Oops! Sorry!
Now, my Secret Santa Nicole spoiled me rotten! She gave me a set of muffin pots with leeettle apples painted along the top ... they are so adorable! And a cake plate and serving tool that had snowmen painted on it ... snowmen are my fave Christmas images. Oh! and a dip chiller. I've only seen these at craft shows before ... it's almost like a tart burner ... the dip goes into the top dish that sits in another dish that gets filled with ice. Very cool idea and it will be well used! Hmmm, am I seeing a trend here? LOL!
Toblerone! Not just one! Santa Nick gave me a chocolate Toblerone and also the one with "snow cap", the white chocolate top. Two beautiful Polonaise(blown glass) ornaments - a Santa and the cutest angel in a pink dress.
THEN I was even more spoiled! She gave me the MM Silent Setter and the Paper and Ribbon Punch Tools. AND THEN Santa Nick gave the Design with 2007 Calendar!!!!
Thank you sooooooooooooo much Nicole! Ok, I'm a little verklempt right now. I really appreciate everything and I love it all. Ok, I am going to stop now before I really start crying.
Thank you everybody for making this year's Secret Santa exchange so wonderful!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
I can't wait! I'm soooo excited! I can't wait to see the looks on peoples faces when they discover who their secret santa are. Particularly, those that "think" they have it figured out.
Better make sure I have my camera batteries recharged for the reveals!