Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Garlic Marinated Chicken and Kale Pesto Pasta, and a thrift store buy!

To preface this post, it's the time of year where  a lot of university students are moving back home, including a friend of mine. She also didn't want to bring home any food with her, so earlier this week she gifted me with so many food items- cereal, salad dressings, burgers and chicken, and a lot of rice. 

Today was one of those days. You know, the rainy-day, don't-want-to-do-anything,    lazy days that make even the slightest thing seem like an enormous waste of energy. 

Naturally, to combat this I wanted to cook. But I didn't know what to make, and I barely had any energy to stand up and make a fancy meal. Then I looked into my fridge and remembered the many food items I had been given. I marinated a chicken breast in some Italian salad dressing, and put on a small pot of pasta. While cooking my pasta, I thawed the last of my kale pesto. I then baked the chicken breast, and once it was cooked I diced it up. I then threw everything together in the pot.

Delicious, quick. easy and hearty meal

This pasta was flavourful because of both the marinade from the chicken and the pesto itself. It made moving around in the kitchen totally worth it. 

I did do a few errands today before succumbing to the rainy-weather blues, and one of those errands was the thrift store. I went in to look for clothes and walked out with this instead

This was one of my favourite books growing up, because it was so cute! It's about a grandpa who makes his grandson a baby blanket, and the journeys and transformations that blanket makes as the child grows older. It's such a sweet tale.

What are your go-to easy meals/favourite children's books?

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