Here I am, still trying to come up with new ways to use all my home grown tomatoes, which I love by the way. Do a quick search on “how to use a lot of tomatoes”. You get all of the same ideas. Make salsa, can them, make marinara. Been there, done that. I wanted something different.
Luckily we still have plenty of nice days outside to fire up the grill. And that is exactly what we did, and used our trusty cast iron skillet to throw this together pretty quick. The days are getting shorter, but we love cooking out in the fresh air. It came out tasting fabulous, with a scrumptious pan sauce. It looks pretty fancy as well, but it couldn’t be easier. This is also one of those recipes that you can cook inside on the stove top as well, if the weather is not being of any help.
I don’t know too many people that are super organized. I am sure they are out there. You know the one’s. They always have a meal plan for every day of the week. They make the perfect shopping list, because they already know what they are having every day of the week. Around here, some weeks go better than others when it comes to having a schedule. But there’s always those days, for me anyway, that plans can just change on a dime and it’s good to have a back up plan. Just so you’re not thrown into a total frenzy! That’s why there’s pizza delivery, well now days just about anything can be delivered to your door.
I guess I’m old fashioned, maybe even a bit frugal, in that way. I don’t want to pay extra for something I can do myself. A little planning ahead can go a long way. I like having a well stocked kitchen.
For this dish, I happened to have some frozen cheese ravioli in the freezer. I didn’t have a plan for it, must have been on sale when I bought it. Then the plan was set in motion. I decided we were having this yummy Chicken with Herb Roasted Tomatoes. I didn’t know what I was going to put with it. It could have been rice or just noodles of some sort, or cheese tortellini would be good as well.
This is the type of dinner that we make together. It is always handy when you have a helper. One person to get the fire ready and deal with the grill. One person chopping, dicing, and getting a pot of water on the stove for the ravioli. Doing it like this, it all comes together so quick and easy.
Just some food for thought… If your new to cooking, nearly every recipe can be adjusted to your liking. I mean unless your baking, but that is a whole other discussion. I am talking about putting dinner on the table, without making yourself crazy, or spending an arm and a leg when you don’t have to. Having some good dried herbs always comes in handy. For this dish we used an Italian herb blend, but if you prefer you could easily change it out and use Herbes de Provence, which is a French herb blend.
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