As we clean out the pantry and cabinets, I have to make decisions about whether to toss, pack or use before we leave. It’s hard for me to throw away anything. A couple of days ago I came across a jar of Butter Sauce for chicken. It isn’t something I like but I figured we bought it . . I’ll use it.
I ct up a couple of chicken breasts, seasoned them and browned them. Then I put the chicken on a plate, using the same skillet, I caramelized an onion, added some bell peppers from the garden, a bit of garlic and cooked all that. Added the chicken back to the pot and poured the jar of butter sauce over it.
After it had simmered a while, I tasted it and it was not very tasty. Too much cumin for Vince; too much chili powder for me. The jazzing up began! I added to heaping tablespoons of peach jam, about the same amount of candied jalapeno peppers (Cowboy Candy). That helped but I felt like it needed more.
Even though I had already cut okra early yesterday morning, I knew there would be plenty more by mid-afternoon. I cut just enough to add for our dinner.
Then I took a small Seminole Pumpkin, cut it up and roasted it.
Last, I added a handful of fresh basil.
Vince really loved it. I was able to eat it, all the time feeling like I had wasted okra, Seminole Pumpkin and basil. Vince said “You can fix this again.” I didn’t respond. All in all, it was pretty easy and quick but definitely not my favorite.