Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Last night's dinner

This past weekend friends of ours had us over. They've been concerned about me too & wanted to "take care of me." Which I'm ok with every once in a while. I'm the person who takes care of others. I don't typically cry in front of people and I don't like to talk about/dwell on things that are going on. Especially now.

While over there eating, they may broccoli. When we were leaving to come home Mr. Potts looked over at me and asked why we don't eat broccoli more often. I told him I would make him some this week. Which led me to yesterday perusing Cooking Light. I'll often pull my recipe inspirations from them and then tweak it.

I found Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic. I didn't even tweak the recipe - I thought it would come out well as it is. It was a perfect side to a Peppercorn crusted Pork Tenderloin & some brown rice. Mine was a brighter green than this pictured below - from CookingLight.com.
For those interested, the recipe is below.

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add sliced garlic and saute for 1 minute until beginning to brown.
  • Add broccoli, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and sliced garlic.
  • Sauté 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup water.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.


Brittany Ann said...

Delish! I'm glad someone came over and helped you:)

Amber said...

Oooooh this sounds delish! Can't wait to try it!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Sounds yummy! :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

We love broccoli, so we will sure try this recipe. It sounds really good!! Love & blessings from NC!

Lindsey said...

This looks yummy and healthy, I need to make this!

Lis said...

You have really great friends - that was so nice of them to take care of you. You and your family are still in my prayers.

um!! Thanks so much for the recipe - it sounds great!

Anonymous said...

Ooo. yummy! :) Do you have the peppercorn recipe, too?

lauren said...

mmm, sounds good!

littlesack said...

i just read your Not Me Mondays from this week (ive been slacking).

but..sometimes your body just needs a lot of alchol and some naps. hope things are going well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the link for the peppercorn recipe!