Ready? Steady? Cook! | Summer Dinner

Last week I spent a week home alone. I think I needed this because at some point I have to be able to take care of myself. In my Summer Resolutions I talked about wanting to cook more often and this week was perfect for it. Some friends of mine came over and I made a pretty healthy and easy summer meal for them (and myself of course).

I made something my family and I eat a lot during the summer: wraps! You can use whatever vegetables you like and that’s what makes this so much fun. For this meal I used: whole wheat wraps, an onion, mushrooms, paprika, chicken, lettuce, mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil, grated cheese, French bread and some seasoning.

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First I made sure I cut all the vegetables in small pieces so I could cook them later. After that I took the chicken (which I bought already cut because I am lazy) and added olive oil and some seasoning to it. I used some traditional chicken seasoning, which you can buy at the supermarket. I mixed this all together until every piece of chicken was covered in the seasoning.

While I let the chicken sit for a little bit, I washed the lettuce and I cut a couple tomatoes and I sliced the mozzarella. I cut the lettuce into smaller pieces so it would be easier to use on the wraps. After that I alternated the tomato and mozzarella pieces so it would be a simple caprese salad. To both, the lettuce and the caprese salad, I added a bit of olive oil and some Italian seasoning.

Home alone food collage

Now it was time to cook the vegetables and the chicken. I first added the onion to the pan and when they turned a bit brown, I started to add the other vegetables. First the mushrooms and then the paprika. While the vegetables were cooking, I put some French bread in the oven and I added the chicken to another pan. I cooked it until I thought it looked fine and the pieces weren’t raw in the inside. When everything was done cooking, I put the wraps in the oven for a minute and Voilà! An easy home cooked meal à la Neeltje.

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I was surprised by my own cooking skills and I actually enjoy cooking a lot. This wasn’t a really hard meal to cook but you have to start somewhere, right? Do you enjoy cooking? And what’s your favorite meal to cook in the summertime?




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  1. August 20, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Posts like this one make me wish I knew how to cook haha!
    Everything looks wonderful πŸ™‚

  2. August 20, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Mmm, that looks really nice! πŸ™‚

  3. August 20, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    this looks really delicious πŸ™‚

  4. Sylvana
    August 22, 2014 / 11:48 am

    Yum, that looks really nice!

  5. August 22, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Waauw, ziet er echt heerlijk uit! <3

  6. August 24, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    Ziet er heerlijk uit!

  7. August 24, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Yummy looks delicious !

  8. August 25, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Oehh ziet er echt heerlijk uit!! x

  9. August 25, 2014 / 11:14 am

    This look amazing and so delicious. Great job on making it.


  10. Nicole
    August 26, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Wow everything looks delicious!! πŸ™‚ this made me hungry LOL

  11. August 27, 2014 / 8:13 am

    Can I come over? Haha it looks very good. πŸ™‚

  12. November 8, 2014 / 11:59 am

    Oh my god your pictures looks so cute (and tasty!) xx

  13. October 2, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    These pictures are so cute, and I can’t believe you made so much effort to cook this all by yourself for your family! xx

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