Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chicken Dinner

Due to the death of my Uncle I will be gone for the week and won't be posting so I am posting 2 ideas tonight.

Dinner Tonight


An example of how simple and easy dinner can be!  
And yes I ate all of that!  Okay maybe not, I didn't eat the Broccoli, but instead ate 2 helpings of green beans.  I love green beans! 

Baked some Organic chicken breast with just salt, pepper, paprika and some lime.  I had limes in the fridge so I just threw them in with the chicken and baked them right along with it. While the chicken was cooking, I also baked the acorn squash for  "dessert".  

To make the squash, I just cut them in half, hollowed out the seeds and flesh, filled each half with chopped apple.  Then topped it with some chopped pecans, a sprinkle of coconut, and  filled it with some heavy coconut milk, added a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg. Then into the oven it went, baking in a covered pan with a tiny bit of water for the first 20-30 mintus and then uncovered to finish baking and brown them (took about an  40 minutes to an hour total).  Yummy!  

Then I steamed the green beans while the chicken was baking and "fried" the broccoli in a skillet with olive oil and sesame oil, a little sea salt, pepper and some chopped red onion over high heat.  The kids loved the broccoli, in fact they were fighting over who got the last of it!

The great thing about a meal like this is if you make more chicken than you need, it makes the next day easy.  Just grab a piece of chicken for breakfast, and a leftover filled acorn squash and you are good to go, or use it for lunch. Utilizing your time when you cook to do larger amounts helps, because when the extreme hunger hits all you have to do is grab it!  

This is just  a jumping off point, the possibilities are endless!


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