A word about my Recipe Journal- I highly recommend you have one or something like it. Its wonderful. Its just a blank book from Ina Garten's Barefoot Countessa that I write down all of my recipes in that I want to try, or have tried and like, or that I make up that actually turn out. (there aren't many in the last category. I am a recipe follower to the core.) I make notes on modifications I make to the recipes, if they were lacking in any way, ideas for next time. Anyway, then all of the good recipes are in one book and I don't have to go looking through 5 recipe books to find that perfect recipe. Yes. Go get one. Or just use a blank notebook. Whatever works for you. I know they have online databases that one can keep as well, with a list of all your fave recipes...but I'm not that high tech. And I like paper. ;)
This is what we had last night for dinner. It was a perfect spring/summer meal; very colorful (which is important to me) and not too heavy yet filling.
|Chicken with Shallots and Mashed Sweet Potatoes|
I used to subscribe to Real Simple Magazine, and that's where I got this recipe. Go on over there and check it out. You know you want to. This recipe is! Real! Simple! :) Have fun!
Note: I added peppers to my shallots just because I had some in my fridge that needed to be eaten. And some cilantro as a garnish because I absolutely love cilantro. Feel free to make modifications of your own, and let me know what you did and how it turned out!