Fake It; Don’t Make It Recipe

Another successful meal – yea!! Tonight we had chicken curry with white rice, and asparagus. Now, I have no clue how to concoct a curry, and I have never cooked asparagus before. So how did I accomplish this feat? Well, the beautiful thing about these recipes is that they are courtesy of Real Simple Magazine, and they are modeled after the mag’s “fake it” motto. The recipes are essentially easier versions of complicated recipes, which use some store-bought ingredients to simplify the process (and make a novice chef actually want to attempt caramel-chocolate creme puffs or empanadas – both of which have fake it versions on the Real Simple website).

NavyGuy nearly licked his bowl clean, and we have just one serving left for a nice lunch tomorrow. I can’t handle much spice in food, but this recipe is pretty mild with the curry (so if you can take more, definitely add more curry powder). For the asparagus, I would suggest slightly less oil, and 6 minutes, high broiler, perfection.

Happy eating!

“Chicken Curry in a Hurry” (photo and recipe)

“Broiled Asparagus” (photo and recipe)

Other Real Simple “Fake-It, Don’t Make It” Recipes.


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