Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cooking for 1: Use Your Friends / Relatives

Just because I am only 1, doesn't mean I always have to cook for 1. Last month, Simply Recipes published a recipe for African Chicken Peanut Stew. It looked so good, but it makes 6-8 servings. My family has long joked that 6-8 servings means 6-8 hungry lumberjacks, & I figured that for this recipe, it meant 6-8 African marathon runners.

So I invited myself over to my parent's house for dinner on MLK day & said I'd cook. It worked out quite well, & the stew is quite tasty! However, not only does this recipe make a lot of food, it also takes quite a bit of time for chopping & simmering, not a good combination for living single (unless you're a single with lots and lots of time on your hands). So sometimes, it's better to share. It's also nice to have some company during dinner.

For a picture, check out the link above.

Recipe tweaks-

I don't do raw chicken, so I used the meat from one rotisserie chicken instead of the chicken thighs. I threw a few of the chicken bones into the pot & simmered it for an hour & it turned out beautifully.

1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing! I may have to make it for Jen, Jaron...and Luis. :)