01 March 2015

Oatmeal-Nutmeg Breakfast Cookies

OK cookies for breakfast...come on. But that is the title on the recipe card so that is what I'll go with.

1 1/2 c. oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. each salt and baking soda
1/2 c. butter (one stick) (room temperature)
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. (or more) chopped walnuts

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Cut in butter. Stir in yogurt, raisins and walnuts. Batter will be stiff. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto lightly greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.

Makes 2 dozen.

Chicken in Shallot Cream Sauce

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil or butter
4 shallots or 1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup sour cream (can sub plain yogurt or cream cheese)
10 oz. fresh spinach or kale

1. Season chicken with S&P. Cook chicken in oil in large skillet about 12 minutes, flipping once. Remove from pan.

2. In same pan, cook and stir shallots (and kale if using) until tender. Add wine/broth and salt; bring to boil. Cook 2-3 minutes until thickened slightly. Stir in sour cream. Add spinach if using; cook until just wilted. Stir chicken back in and serve over rice.

This recipe is slightly adapted from Taste of Home. It's a go-to chicken recipe because it is cheap, fast, healthy, tasty and uses only one pan -- my top 5 criteria :)