Thursday, February 02, 2012

Dinner Made Easy

Perhaps my biggest challenge with my new job is dinner.  I still want to provide a good dinner, but I no longer have the time to spend the day in the kitchen.  (Instead, I am spending my day in the classroom)!  My kids will tell you I never cook anymore.  Don't believe them...they are lying.  Let me qualify...I don't make homemade bread or desserts unless it is on the weekends anymore.  However, I still make a evening meal almost every night.  Those kids don't consider it a meal unless it comes complete with homemade bread, dessert, and sweet tea!  I on the other hand don't consider it a meal unless there is something green on my plate.  I like vegetables so I expect to see them at every meal.   Lucky for me I am the cook, so what I say goes!

Tonight I am in a bit of a hurry so I turned to a quick meal that my kids and I both like.  My husband, not so much, because he doesn't really like chicken.  Oh well, you can't make everybody happy!

Baked Chicken Breasts

I take a bag of chicken breasts.  Thaw until they are easy to slice.  I slice down the middle like a butterfly cut.  This makes each breast thinner.  It is also easier if they are still a bit on the frozen side.  I put them on my broiler pan.  I drizzle with olive oil and then add spices.  Some nights I might choose a Mrs. Dash flavor or Cavender's. Other nights I will choose Montreal Chicken Seasoning. When my herb garden is in full swing, I might just grab some fresh herbs and use those sprinkled with some Kosher Salt.  It isn't rocket science..just use the herbs that your family likes.  I then bake it at 375 until done.  It takes less than 30 minutes in my oven. I serve it was a large green salad.  If it were on a weekend, I would make some homemade bread and a dessert to dress it up a bit...oh wait, I wouldn't serve this dish on a weekend.  This is just my go to weekday meal plan!

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Sounds good and OH that fresh salad looks devine, I can't wait for the spring planting:)

Marcy k said...

The salad does look great! Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate you taking the time to blog with your busy schedule. I am always looking for something fast and easy to make during the week. Your menus always turn out delicious! Have a blessed weekend!

TnFullQuiver said...

Thanks Carmen and Marcy! Hope you enjoy. I don't cook as elaborate as I used to now that I am working. However, I still need good meals to feed my family.
grace and peace,
julie