Another thing that should have been added to my “confessions post” is the fact that I am afraid to fly.
Yes, I know it is silly, but I really hate flying. I usually have nightmares the evening before a flight and things never end well in my dream. This has been a recurring problem for a long time now. Especially since I usually board an airplane multiple times a year.
I am that awkward passenger that always asks to hold the hand of my neighbor when there is a lot of turbulence. The only benefit from this is that I usually make fast friends with a total stranger. So just an fyi, if you are ever seated next to a 5 foot, brown-eyed, brown-haired, dirt between her fingernails young woman, you may have to spring into action!
Wish I could bring Henry on my flight.
With all that being said, I made a random dinner for my last night of cooking for the next 4 nights.
This should have been a culinary disaster since I combined the most unlikely of ingredients, textures, and taste. However, it turned out beautifully and I am really glad I whipped this up.
This meal all began when I decided to roast some chicken thighs that had been in our freezer with some fresh potatoes. I just drizzled a little olive oil, salt and pepper on everything and placed it all in the oven to roast while I took Henry for a walk after work.
While we were walking around the farm I decided to harvest some cilantro since it is finally big enough! I figured I could make some sort of pesto out of it to place on the chicken.
And just as Henry and I were making our way back home with a bunch of cilantro in hand, I noticed something bright red coming from the strawberry patch!
Yep, that’s right folks strawberry season is finally here!!!
It is still a bit early, but I spent some time and found the most ripe strawberries I could (shhhhh, don’t tell my coworkers!) I couldn’t wait to get home and eat them.
After eating some fresh strawberries from the patch I decided to throw the rest into a salad. However, with chicken and potatoes roasting in the oven and fresh cilantro pesto being pulsed in the cuisinart I decide to throw everything together in a giant bowl and call it an evening.
The result was amazing!
The highlight was the fresh strawberries and cilantro. To die for!
The cilantro pesto was easy.
1 bunch fresh cilantro
juice of one lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
handful of toasted walnuts
salt and pepper to taste
Dash of water if mixture is too thick
Combine everything in a food processor. Process until desired consistency adding water or oil as needed. Season to taste as you like.
Enjoy your evening everyone!