If you missed my last post, it may be news to you that I just got married. I absolutely love weddings – it’s essentially a great party where families and friends from all sorts of places get together, you meet lots of new (generally) wonderful people, and eat, drink, laugh, dance and have a great time surrounded by said people.
That being said, when you have a pile of visa paperwork, your other half gets a promotion, and you’re kind of on your own with most of both your families living far away and you need to plan your wedding (besides venue and dress) in about three weeks, life can get a little crazy. But one must eat. And being food-lovers, we ate. A lot. Turning to food for comfort in stressful times is a common practice, although seriously not recommended, especially before your wedding! I’m still surprised I managed to fit into my dress! Continue reading →
Until about 8 years ago, my family used to go to a country club on weekends to swim, have dinner, go bowling and basically have awesome family-time. I distinctly remember looking at the dinner menu one day and thinking to myself that their new dish entitled “Mango-chicken salad” looked rather interesting to my teenaged eyes. I mean, come on, mangoes, chicken and mayonnaise? What could a bit of green do to hurt that combination?
So I ordered it.
As soon as the waiter had put it in front of me, all my sisters wanted to try it! One of my sisters, MA, after eating one bite looked really put out with me and complained, “Why do you always pick all the nice things to order?!”… What could I say to that? I just offered her more salad and hoped she wouldn’t finish my dinner for me.
This memory pretty much inspired our dinner: Oven-baked Chicken Breast with Mango Salad.
Oven baked chicken breast with mango salad – taken with Roy’s iphone 4