Victor made a totally awesome hash for dinner last night – complete with perfectly-runny eggs nestled into it. I had just come in from a bit of physical therapy on my shoulder and didn’t bother to grab the camera. I grabbed a fork, instead.

But it was so good that I wanted something else all kinda chopped up and sitting on a creamy bed of something… I originally thought polenta, but it takes too long to cook when I need to have dinner on the table soon after getting home. Besides, Nonna doesn’t like it so I’d have to cook something else for her, anyway.

Mashed sweet potatoes came to the rescue.

The kinda all chopped up part was easy. I had taken chicken out of the freezer last night, and we had tomatoes and several types of peppers fresh from the garden – along with some broccoli that needed using up asap.

A dinner was born!

For the three of us, I diced two chicken breasts, 1/2 cup onion, 1 bell pepper, 2 cups broccoli, 5 plum tomatoes, and 2 long hot peppers.

I sauteed the onion and pepper, added the chicken and browned it a bit, added a splash of white wine, the broccoli and the tomatoes. I then pulled a bit out for Nonna and added the hot peppers to the pan. Nonna doesn’t like spicy.

Meanwhile I boiled the sweet potatoes and mashed them with a bit of butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper.

The mashed went on the plate and the chicken and peppers went on top.

Start-to-finish about 25 minutes.

It was creamy, spicy, comfort-foodish, and just what I wanted.