Though I didn’t make the rub for the chicken (I just used from salt, pepper, and garlic) while it baked in the oven, I felt like the salsa itself added enough flavor to the overall dish. I love that the salsa included garlic and of course onions. I’m pretty sure almost every recipe in this book as onion in it and I love it (although I know my fiance does not… mwahahaha). I’d make this again in the future, perhaps grilling it like the recipe says too.
Also, due to financial reasons and trying to be healthier, I’ll be taking a short break from all the cooking I’ve been up to. At least dialing it back a little, probably not stopping entirely because I want to finish this challenge!!
Since my grocery store never has anything I need for the most part, I had to be small grape sized tomatoes that came in a package of all different colors. I felt like that was good enough, but I wonder if actual tomatoes would have tasted any different? Not sure.
I also think I used too much balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. To be honest… I don’t think I even measured it. I just put it in the mason jar and filled up the bottom with a shallow layer of liquid.
I’d probably make this again, but with less “dressing” or with not salt and pepper at all. I’ve been eating balsamic and olive oil as dressings for quite awhile now and it’s not so bad. I don’t think it needed that extra spice from the salt/pepper combination. The mozzarella was good, but I left some tomatoes uneaten.
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.