Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Daylight LIFEsavings

I love this time of year! Daylight savings proves to me how much energy the sun gives me! Monday was beautiful and this week is supposed to be GORGEOUS so I had to grill last night. Our grill still gets used when it's snowing outside, but there's something about grilling with the sun shining and the kids running around in the backyard. I was also missing Charlottesville and the days we would hang out on our front steps laughing and talking as the kids rode their scooters and trikes. So, this meal is inspired from a dish I would get at Cville Coffee. It is this quaint little coffee house where we would go (even though I don't drink coffee) to just talk while the kids climbed all over a huge wooden turtle. We had fun eating it last night pretending to eat worms and ate our "nests". We are definitely getting in the spirit of Spring!

Grilled Chicken with Peppers, Snow Peas and Carrots with Noodles in Peanut Sauce
Served in Wonton Bowls

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 T olive oil
juice of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 chicken breasts

Marinate for 1 hour. Grill over medium-igh heat for 10 minutes each side, until cooked through. Slice on the diagonal and put aside.

While chicken is marinating make wonton bowls:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use nonstick muffins tins (or spray with cooking spray) and place two wonton wrappers in each full-size muffin tin (you can use 1 eggroll wrapper instead). If using miniature muffin tins use one wonton wrapper. Spray with cooking spray and add a little salt or sesame seeds. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.

1/2 Red Pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 Yellow Pepper, thinly sliced
15 snow peas
1 carrot, peal outside and then peal in long strips

Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Pour veggies in water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain.

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 garlic cloves
3/4 inch ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until thickened (about 8 minutes).

Cook noodles according to package instructions. (I have used asian rice noodles, fettuccine noodles or even just rice)

Pour peanut sauce over noodles and veggies. Add chicken. Serve in wonton bowls. Or you can just place rice on the bottom of the wonton bowls and add veggies and chicken in the peanut sauce.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Yummy! I can't believe I still haven't been to C-ville Coffee. I've heard it's good... I'll have to go in behalf of you guys. We miss you all down here!