Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cooking with Ella!!!

 Ella and I decided to do a little COOKING last night. So we picked out a recipe from our favorite "Quick and Easy" cook book and went to town.  We decided to make Broiled Chicken with Pesto Toasts!!! YUM!!!

 When we cook I pull a chair in from the dining room and we go to work!
Here is Ella in a pre-kitchen mess pose!!!
First thing we did was smear extra virgin olive oil on the chicken...

 This may be my favorite picture from the evening. LOOK how happy she is...
 But we didn't use just REGULAR olive oil...we used GARLIC flavored...EXTRA YUMMY
 While the chicken broiled for 15 minutes we put a can of diced tomatoes (drained) and 1/2 a jar of green pesto sauce in a saucepan to heat to put on the toasts!!!
While the pesto and tomatoes were heating we cut up the french bread. This is Ella's "bread castle" as she called it...
Ella with her bread castle...

 After a few minutes of simmering the pesto sauce was ready for the toasts.  You pour half of the pesto and tomato sauce over the chicken...and place back under the broiler for about 15 more minutes.  Then Ella and I smeared the pesto sauce on her toasts and then it was time to sprinkle on the CHEESE!!!!
 This was one of her favorite parts!!!
 We placed the toasts under the broiler for about 2 or 3 minutes when the chicken was just about done!!! It was QUICK and EASY!!! So easy a 3 year old could do it!!!
 Ella's plate also had some fun sides...watermelon and chicken and cheese tortellinis!! She did have some of my chicken too :)
 We also have to thank Tyler for sitting so nicely in his chair in the kitchen so we could cook and have fun!!! YAY for Tyler!!!
I LOVE to cook with Ella. I hope she enjoys it as much as I do!!

1 comment:

  1. Such a great recipe!
    Thanks for posting.
    The pics are ADORABLE!!!