Monday, June 13, 2011


Tomato Basil Cream, served over chicken and pasta (or TBCSOCAP, for short). (Serves 4)
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One of the best parts about spending a summer in a city of which you are not a native is the occasional invitation to eat dinner at someone ELSE'S house. FO FREE. That's what we did last night. However, to quote F.P.h.d. (Future P.h.d.) Colin McDonald, "I eat way better here than I do at home." So, it's back to work/play.

First, you'll need this stuff:

2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup coarsely chopped tomato
1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil leaves
1/2 cup whipping cream

You'll also need this:

A 10-inch skillet.
(Do not be confused by it's resemblance to Mr. Gru from Despicable Me).


(Make your pasta as you're doing this. Make sure your ingredients are ready and chopped, then start boiling water before step 1).
  • Melt butter in Mr. Gru's face until sizzling; stir in garlic, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, until golden brown (8 to 12 minutes).
  • Add tomatoes, 1/4 cup basil and whipping cream. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until sauce is heated through (4 to 5 minutes).

  • Serve over your pasta of choice (we chose linguini, the best pasta), which you should finishing about now.

  • Next, oh wait..

And your food should look like this:

Pardon the light, it makes the sauce look way more brown that it actually is. The sauce should look more red/pink.

The average cost of this dish per serving is $1.38. BOOM.

Hope you enjoy! Also, my sister suggested today I get a twitter for the blog...#thinkingaboutit.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, that is fresh basil. Yes, we're growing it in our room.