Bon Appétit!

December 7, 2010

Don’t read this post. Go read about the tofu farm I visited today instead! Much more fun.

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All that walking today wore me out! I was pretty hungry when we got back home. While doing my blog work, I munched on a snack I’ve been meaning to make for a while. Well, at least since we finished off a jar of Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter.

Hot apples in a jar. HAIAJ!

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Topped with a few tbsp of Ambrosial granola.

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Matt gets all the credit for this fabulous dinner.

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We took leftover chicken drums from Karen’s whole chicken that went into the white chicken chili from Sunday and braised them in a wonderful veggie mix. Consider this deconstructed vegetable chicken soup!

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Matt’s Notes

  • Chicken  (we had two drumsticks and two wings)
  • 2t Garlic Gold oil 
  • 2 carrots, lazily chopped
  • 1 can diced maters
  • 1 can corn niblets, drained
  • 2C fresh green beans
  • Seasonings
  1. Begin preheating oven to 300.
  2. In an oven-safe pot, sear chicken in oil on all sides until brown.
  3. Before chicken is finished browning, add carrots to pan to sauté.
  4. When chicken is done, add entire can of tomatoes, and the drained corn
  5. Add seasoning and spices as desired.  Salt and pepper are required, of course, but I added chili powder, whole black peppercorns, paprika, and garlic nuggets.  Stir to incorporate.
  6. Cover pot and place into oven for at least an hour.  If you want to cook it longer, lower the temp to 220 after an hour (ours cooked about an hour and a half)
  7. With 5 minutes left until serving time, stir in green beans and return to oven with lid on to steam done.

I had a sky-high pile of veggies and a drumstick!

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What goes awesome with chicken + veggies? CORNBREAD! I squealed when I remembered we still had a few of these!

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We spent the whole meal speaking in broken French + Spanish with the help of these placemats my mom got me from World Market a few years ago.

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Bon Appétit!

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1 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I love those placemats – they’re awesome!

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2 Christin@purplebirdblog December 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Mmmmm haven’t tried HAIAJ, but I certainly need to! :)

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3 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston December 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Love those placemats!!

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4 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Echo echo echo!!! Great placemats. :)

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5 Shannon (A Better Me) December 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Yum! That looks amazing!

Oh…I like the placemats too…hehe :D

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6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Yeah, those placemats are really cool!

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7 Liz @ IHeartVegetables December 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Wow, that’s like the perfect jar to have hot apples in! :) I’ve never had the kind of nut butter, but it looks really good!

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8 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Those place mates are too cute! I love them! :)

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9 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Oh YUM, I want to make something with green beans now! Matt rocks!

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10 Namaste Gurl December 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Yum– props to Matt! :)

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11 Kiran December 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Cute place mats ;)

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12 April December 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I do believe that I need to go buy those placemats! I have no need for them but they are awesome. I also loved your tofu adventures from this morning!

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13 Camille December 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I love those place mats! I am definitely going to try and find them!

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14 Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Cool votive candle holder! Just enough to set the mood for a relaxing meal!

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15 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Pile of veggies…yum!

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16 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm

my oh my…..DELISH!!!

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17 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 7, 2010 at 11:34 pm

mmmmmm veggies…love that i can always turn here and see the most amazing dishes!

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18 Hannah December 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I actually love heating up stewed apple and stirring in a spoonful of salty peanut butter. It’s amazing, so yours must’ve been even tastier with that fancy nut butter!

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19 Alaina December 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Love the placemats!

And I share your excitement when I figure out I have leftovers of a dish that I loved!

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20 Erica D @ Gratitouille December 8, 2010 at 12:07 am

Those placemats rock! I’d love to get some. My french is good, but my spanish doesn’t expand much further than “Donde estas mis pantalones?” which I learned from a t-shirt. It could use some work.

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21 Jess @ atasteofconfidence December 8, 2010 at 12:20 am

Love the placemats!

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22 Laura (Starloz) December 8, 2010 at 12:24 am

omg, awesome dinner, seriously

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23 Peta December 8, 2010 at 12:44 am

Hi Kath,
I read your blog from Melbourne, Australia. I love your recipes but they pose a challenge for readers in the other hemisphere, who also support a “buy local, eat seasonal” philosophy. I think it would be cool to add a “hemisphere switch” type category to your blog so that we can get the most our of pumpkin in April! (You guys are obsessed!)
-Peta

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24 Kath December 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

Oh I wish I knew how to do that. I recommend you just read the November archives in April and vice versa!

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25 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 8, 2010 at 12:51 am

So colorful, looks yummy!

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26 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 8, 2010 at 12:59 am

Mmm, that reminds me that I have cornbread in the freezer!

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27 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 8, 2010 at 2:19 am

Neat placemats!

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28 Cara Craves... December 8, 2010 at 4:04 am

Love hot apples!
They make the perfect snack on a
chilly day.

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29 Lauren December 8, 2010 at 6:48 am

Once again, Matt delivers! It looks awesome! :)

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30 Nicole, RD December 8, 2010 at 7:22 am

Dinner looks delicious! Esp. the cornbread…love :)

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31 Allie December 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

Cute place mats :D Matt seems like such a great cook! Your dinner and especially corn bread looks yummy!

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32 stacey-healthylife December 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

I love the big pile of veggies.

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33 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 8, 2010 at 9:11 am

WOW your dinner photos look so pretty! Love all the bright colours. :)

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34 Meg December 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hey Kath,
Im coming to Charlottesville for 2 weeks in January to take care of my sister’s farm and kids. I would love to get together for lunch, and chat. You could even come out- if you would like :)
Send me an email.
I look forward to meeting you,
Megs

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35 Leslie humiston December 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

My husband wants a brew kit for Christmas. Which do you recommend? I need some guidance ! Oh and I love your site! I am a daily follower!

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36 the husband December 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

This is the way to go:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/15910/103811/Personal_Home_Brewery_%232_-_Deluxe

This is basically what I started with. Note that you’ll still need a big pot (preferably 3gal minimum, but as much as an 8gal turkey fryer), a recipe kit for your first batch, and some bottles. Sounds like a good Christmas gift to me!

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37 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I tried to make hot apples in a jar a few weeks ago… But unfortunately the jar was plastic and sort of melted when I microwaved it! :P

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38 Leslie December 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

thanks!!!

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39 Heidi - apples under my bed December 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Such a yummy dinner! I love the sound of hot oats in a jar too. And I love the placemats :)
Heidi xo

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40 MISTY December 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Love the placemats, but that is Italian, not Spanish. ;)

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41 Kath December 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm

It’s actually French! But we also practiced our Spanish.

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