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Why this blog?? I often find myself stressing over what to make for my family for dinner. We live a busy life and some meals need time to prep, cook and let's not forget shopping for everything you need. I love cookbooks and websites, but there are so many recipe's at times it is overwhelming. The recipe's I will be posting are things I actually made. I will tell you if they are easy or more time consuming. I will also tell you if they are good. Most of these are recipe's I have made for years and continue to make because they are easy or quick and my family loves them and i know yours will too! I will also try to at least once in a whlie try a new recipe I've found on line or in a book and honestly rate it. I always encourage others to send me their favorite recipe's as well! I am a mom... not a chef. But I am a mom who enjoys cooking for her family and making a somewhat healthy meal (some days more healthy than others:) ) In each recipe I will share how I recommend serving it, any substitutions I can think of that are also good, or ways to prepare ahead of time to make the cooking part seem quicker! I am not a photographer, as you can see... most of these pictures are taken from my phone camera, so may not be the best! I love to hear from others who have made these recipes and what they have done to change the recipe... please post comments! Thank you! To "like" me on facebook, go to this link... It's What's Cookin

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chicken and veggies...

Today was a boring night. I had a few potatoes (russet and yams) left over from making my son's baby food, and chicken in the freezer. I just grabed some Kale and spinach and here is what I made...

I started by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into wedges. I used two different pans to boil the different potatoes. Boil till fork tender.

In an oven proof skillet, I warmed up 1/4 c of canola oil on the stove top till it was poppin hot. Place the two organic chicken breasts in the pan. (You can also do this with half a chicken, put skin down). Season with salt and pepper. Place in a 500 degree oven for 12-15 mins.

On cookie sheet place the drained yams. Mix with canola oil, dried italian seasonings, dried rosemary, salt and pepper. Roast in oven with the chicken for 10 of the minutes.

Drain the other potatoes and mash with butter, milk, salt and pepper for mashed potatoes.

Wash Kale and Spinach and place in saute pan with canola oil and salt and pepper. Cook on medium till it wilts.

To serve, place mash potatoes on plate. Put the chicken breast on top. Place yams and kale on side.

Easy, good. Sorry no pictures of this. Just a quick dinner idea:)

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