There are several reasons why I love the website Simply Recipes. First, the pictures are always fantastic. They always have the perfect lighting, and the food is always placed in color-complimentary and appropriate dining ware. Also, the recipes are always terrific. I have never been disappointed by anything I've tried- and to make it even better, they are absolutely simple. Some are more complicated than others, but they are all very manageable- and you can achieve a lot of deliciousness in Elise's easy recipes. Basically, I have blog envy.
So, whenever I get the chance and the inspiration, I try a new recipe from Simply Recipes. Last week, it was the Chile Verde:
I made it with chicken breasts instead of pork, and also made it during a weeknight, so I cut down on the simmering time. I only simmered the sauce for about 20 minutes (and eliminated the chicken stock used in this recipe to cover the meat), and added large chunks of fresh tomatoes.
I was at work until 7 pm, got home and whipped this up and was sitting down to dinner by about 7:45- there was nothing difficult about it. In fact, the only thing that tripped me up was when I cut the jalapeno and then accidentally rubbed my eye- and had to take a time out until my eye stopped stinging! I also didn't use either an anaheim or a poblano chile, but will add these and increase the cooking time next time I make them because I know it will make a marked difference in the flavor of the sauce.