Today was a fun day. We invited our neighbors over who have a 1-year-old yellow lab. With our chocolate and black lab and their yellow lab we completed the collection of awesome labs splashing around the pool.
For dinner I am making a very familiar dish to our family, arroz con pollo. I usually just wing it using some of my mom’s basic recipe. However, today I decided to follow a recipe by The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook. It is a one pot chicken and rice meal. Chicken thighs were marinated in oregano, white vinegar, and salt during the day. The chicken thighs were then cooked partially. Green peppers and onions were sautéed with crushed red pepper. Chicken broth, water, and tomato sauce were added to the chicken and vegetables. Then the rice, olives, and capers were added and the whole pot went into the oven. When everything is cooked we will remove the skin and bones from the chicken. The pieces of chicken will then go in a sauce of roasted peppers, olive oil, vinegar, and cilantro. The chicken will be placed back on top of the cooked rice. We will accompany the arroz con pollo with green beans with lemon juice and slices of avocado.