Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thai Grilled Chicken, Fried Rice and Zucchini medallions

Some days it all works out.

Since I am still in denial about the end of summer, I'm having trouble getting back into the hectic swing of things that is our life during the school year. The past few nights that ds has had tennis matches, dinner has been sad. Very, *very* sad. In fact earlier this week I even stooped to frozen pizzas. Now, granted, I was sick and dragged myself out to watch him play ... but *still*. Sad. So sad. So since I knew we'd all be at his match last night, I decided I needed to get prepared. I grabbed the recipe for Cilantro Thai Grilled Chicken that I'd bookmarked over at Artsy-Foodie, mixed up the marinade and tossed in a couple of chicken breasts and had it grill-ready in the fridge before we left.

After some celebratory high fives (ds won his games), dh started the grill as soon as we came home. Within minutes, I'd started the rice and sliced up the zucchini for Kate's Zucchini Rounds, topped them and had them all set to go under the broiler. When the grill was ready, I'd already sliced, diced and gathered all the ingredients necessary to throw the fried rice together. Dinner was delicious and ready at a reasonable time.

The chicken was tasty and moist. Flavored simply with cilantro, garlic, Asian Fish Sauce and Toasted Sesame Oil it was a breeze to make. If you need more detailed directions, check out Alexa's beautiful blog: Artsy-Foodie. He pictures will make you drool and before you know it, you'll be bookmarking page after page of recipes that you want to try.

The fired rice is always a hit with picky dd. And I love, love, *love* Kate's Zucchini Rounds. They are a quick side, prefect for any meal. And, hey ... it's topped with fresh Parmesan and gets all brown and yummy under the broiler. Of course it's good.

Kate's Zucchini Rounds
Recipe was posted once upon a time at or you can look here where I've blogged about it before.

Melted butter or margarine or butter-flavored cooking spray
Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder

Slice zucchini (as much as you want to make) and arrange on a no-stick cookie sheet. Drizzle with melted butter or margarine, or spray with butter-flavor cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Broil until cheese bubbles and browns.


Patsyk said...

Sounds like a great meal! We all have those times when we have to resort to the prepared stuff in the freezer... isn't that why it's there? :)

Hamster said...

If you like Thai cooking try this site
It's got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along.

Lulu Barbarian said...

Lovely picture, makes me want to eat rice and zucchini!

Say, what does the "d" mean in dh, ds, and dd? I'm thinking it means "dear." ???

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks very tasty. It's always nice to have something to fall back on when life gets too hectic to cook the way we want to.

Teresa said...

LOL! Most of the time "d" stands for dear. ;-) Other times ... well ... LOL!