I enjoy cooking, but I don't care to fuss when I am cooking for myself. One quick and easy dish which I concocted is something which I jokingly refer to as "Bill's mole". ("Mole" is a type of Mexican sauce, and there are many different varieties.) I can't say that I have seen any "moles" in Mexico similar to my sauce, but it is inspired by some of the ingredients used in Mexican cooking. When I describe it to people, they often react with disbelief or disgust. However I have made this dish several times for my Mexican friend Alejandro, and he really likes it. (And, I might add, Alejandro is a connoisseur of "mole".)
I don't have measurements for this recipe. It's one of those things where I throw things together to taste. I begin by sautéing some chopped onion and bell pepper in olive oil. Then I mix in a large can of tomato sauce and some bottled hot sauce. Then I add the ingredients that people find strange... a dollop of peanut butter, a squirt of chocolate syrup and some cinnamon. (Peanut, chocolate and cinnamon are common ingredients in "moles".) I thoroughly stir it all together, and let it simmer for a few minutes, and it's ready to go.
I serve it over pasta or, as shown above, over rice with chunks of chicken breast. It may sound strange, but it really is tasty!