Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's, Cartoon, Bowling

Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day.

How to Geek often have good cartoons. I couldn't resist sharing this one today.

Having played two games at the bowling alley, Matt is now suffering with an aching leg. He was told not to bowl yet but went ahead anyway. My female readers will know what I am  thinking right now!

Much to my disgust on Tuesday evening (right now in fact) my stomach problems came back, not badly, but my stomach doesn't feel to good at all. I took Gravol which, luckily, I had bought today. So fingers crossed.

Tonight I made Sicilian Olive Chicken which I decided to post as it was delicious. I thought I would check I hadn't posted already as it was new to me. Much to my surprise I had posted the exact same recipe in 2011 although I had never made it. Well I have now and we both enjoyed it. I used fresh spinach and wilted it, let it cool and then proceeded as instructed. I don't know what kind of olives I used, our grocery sells pitted green olives which are big and juicy and I used those. I used chicken breasts, not cutlets.

Sicilian Olive Chicken

Recipe by: Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. "This saucy one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes, spina
ch, olives and capers. Try Kalamata olives in place of the green Sicilians or a combination of both."

1 (14 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil or other Italian-style seasonings
1 1/2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/3 cup halved Sicilian or other green olives
1 Tbs capers, rinsed
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste
4 (4 ounce) chicken cutlets (see Tip)
1 Tbs freshly ground pepper
1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil Add all ingredients to list

1. Combine tomatoes, spinach, olives, capers and crushed red pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with pepper.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned on one side, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn it over; top with the tomato mixture. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Servings: 4

If you can't find chicken cutlets for this recipe, you can make your own. Purchase four 5-ounce chicken breasts. Remove the tenders and trim the fat. Place the chicken between pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a rolling pin, meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to about 1/2 inch thick.

Author: Breana Lai
Source: Eating Well

Have a great day


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Alex. OK now, but then I was OK all day yesterdy!!

  2. Men. I hardboiled some eggs yesterday. David started to peel one .. said it wasn't cooked properly and promptly put it in the microwave despite my warning that it would explode.

    and, boy, didn't it explode - just as he opened the microwave door so it travelled extensively around the kitchen.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    1. I hope you made him clean it up Sue. Seem to feel better and then not so good. No doubt it will get better soon.

  3. Hi Jo - hope things settle down for you ... and that Matt takes things sensibly. Love the idea of the Sicilian chicken ... all the best Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary, me too. Actually Matt bowled another couple of games today and did much better. The Sicilian Chicken is good.

  4. I hope you are feeling better! You must be if you made that yummy recipe. I haven't had capers in ages.

    1. I have to make supper no matter what JoJo. Someone has to anyway. I seem to be better tonight but it does come and go so fingers crossed, this time it has really gone.

      I love capers, use them every chance I get.

  5. Eat bland food for a couple of days until you feel better. Sorry to hear about Matt but..well, ...Men! At least you could get out today and have a bit of fun. Happy Valentines Day

    1. You are right Birgit, I should, but haven't been doing so. He bowled again yesterday.

  6. Hope your tummy gets better. Bland foods works for me when mine goes wonky. I saw another suggested that a few posts ahead.

    1. I didn't take the advice although I should have. However, I seem to have lived through it all Ivy.