Cooking when sick

I was so sick today my father had to drive me home from work, whatever is wrong with me I just can’t seem to shake it off.

My mother thinks its because I over do things. I opened the shop this morning, got it ready for the day went for lunch with my brother, bought college supplies, and unpacked a delivery. My fever was so high I felt disorientated and just plain sick.

At lunch I finalised the lipstick I want to bring out and I finalised the packaging I’m so excited and can’t wait for the samples to arrive. When dad picked me up and drove me home i went to bed. My intention was to sleep but I couldn’t I caught up on college work

Then I began to make dinner chicken cacciatore its freshly made with added spice for asifs palette and we will have it with rice

The recipe is:

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes, cut up and juice reserved
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine or water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Dust chicken with flour. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken on all sides in oil and butter over medium-high heat. Remove chicken to platter.
  • In the same skillet, cook and stir the onion, celery, pepper and mushrooms for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, herbs, garlic and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet. Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until chicken is tender. Serve over pasta or rice and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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