You should read the recipe before you start cooking.
We're trying to eat more chicken these days because people say it's healthy. Blah. I don't like chicken.
Anyway, I saw a recipe in my Everyday Food book that seemed pretty healthy. Chicken, potatoes and peas.
The picture looked good so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
I bought all the ingredients and started cooking. I hadn't actually read the recipe yet, just looked at the picture and list of ingredients.
That looks like the makings of a healthy meal, right?
The chicken was fried and then baked. The potatoes were boiled, then fried. Ooops.
The recipe also called for mixing in lemon juice and cilantro to the potatoes. After I made the most perfect fried potatoes I have ever cooked, I couldn't do it. So, I just added it to the peas. So here's another lesson, don't be afraid to not follow a recipe. I hardly ever follow recipes exactly.
So, our healthy meal turned out to be not so healthy. Chicken. Go figure. Had I read the recipe before starting, I would have realized that everything but the peas were fried.
Oh well, it may not be the healthiest way to eat chicken and potatoes, but it sure was good!