|Photo courtesy of Love Bakes Good Cakes|
It’s nearly May and already I am fighting a battle of wanting to wait to turn the air conditioning with the temperatures creeping up to a point that summer weather will be here way too soon. That doesn’t just mean higher electric bills but higher
humidity – both are a huge bummer! I don’t know about you but I love the short-lived period in middle-Georgia where the windows are open and my electric bill is under $100. It doesn’t last nearly as long as I wish it would. Seeing how I can’t control the temperature outside I need to up my dinner recipes to include more quick meals on the stovetop and those that I can do on the grill so the oven doesn’t need to get turned on.
I found a great blog recently and have already realized I’ve been missing out not seeing Jamie’s recipes from Love Bakes Good Cakes before this. She’s got an awesome blog and I saw one of her recipes on Pinterest and my first reaction was this is dinner tonight. However, it called for an ingredient I didn’t have so I wiped up my drool and set out for the store. It would be on the menu the next night for sure!
This quick chicken dish has all the flavors of an Italian dish that has been simmered for hours but comes together in less then an hour and on the stovetop. Tons of color from the bell peppers and tomatoes and wonderful flavors from the onions and garlic. The chicken is moist and tender and full of flavor from the butter-flavored olive oil (this is the ingredient I was lacking and I am so glad I went to get it) and as it is simmering in the sauce it soaks up so much of the flavors from the vegetables. Served over pasta of your choice and what Italian dish, or any pasta dish, isn’t complete with a sprinkling (or two) of Parmesan cheese! What a meal!
Head on over to Jamie’s site to check out some of the other recipes she has, too. Stay cool with a pitcher of Strawberry Agua Frescas. I know I’ll be whipping up one to sip on while I enjoy sitting outside and reading. These Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting are just screaming summer to me. We often have breakfast for dinner so I am anxious to try her Banana Split Pancakes. One last one, and this is a must try for my daughter who loves Sonic’s Ocean Water. I could go on and on but I’ll let you stalk her site as I did.
Click here for the full recipe for Skillet Chicken and Peppers.