The one thing that I saw ever present Monday night, and what I have found in the people that I have met because of this little show, is a strong sense of ohana. Now we have seen this term tossed around oh so many times, I bet someone can probably give me a really good Hawaiian definition of the word. Though when you look it up on Wikipedia (and it gives you several) it states that "it is part of the
Hawaiian culture, ohana means family in an extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional. It emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another." So our H50 team to each other, and many of you to me, funny how that is, guess no matter what may happen good bad or indifferent, you stick it out for each other, because that is what family does.
Like a good meal that can bring us together, feed us, and nourish us. A favorite show can do the same thing for us as well (maybe with less calories). It should be something that sticks to you, and warms you from the inside out. So to quote a very special woman, "come on in, sit down! Are you hungry? Eat something! Mangia!"
Inspired by Italian Food Hawaiian Style
4 large potatoes, peeled cut into eighths
1/4 cup +3-4 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, smashed
ground black pepper
1/8 tsp thyme
1 Tbsp oregano
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
2 bell pepper seeded and julienned (mix red/green/yellow)
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup Greek olives (or large green) pitted and sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, cut in 2 inch slices
1/2 cup herbed flour (recipe follows)
- Dredge chicken on flour, set aside. In a cast iron skillet, add 3-4 tbsp olive oil till hot, just brown chicken 3-5 minutes on each side remove, place on a plate and cover.
- Once finished add 1/4 cup olive oil reduce heat, add garlic. Once aroma starts, add potatoes simmer in oil for 20 minutes on a low heat covered.
- Add salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano then stir, add onion and simmer 10 minutes more.
- Add peppers, mushrooms and olives, simmer for 10 minutes.
- Then add wine and chicken stock stir, return chicken to the pan and let it cook down at least 5 more minutes until chicken is heated through.
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley
can be stored in an air tight container until ready to use.