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An Easy Weeknight Dinner

Fast, healthy, easy. Oh, and tasty. The four cornerstones of a great weeknight menu!

The other night we had a really good dinner, and while it was very simple, the flavors all came together really well. Who doesn't love one of those nights? And when the husband cleans up after dinner, all is right with the world.



World's Best Chicken:
I used the recipe for World's Best Chicken on Rachel Schultz's blog. Basically -- dijon mustard (I used the beer mustard from Trader Joe's we had in the fridge), maple syrup, and red wine vinegar. So easy. Ian is a sauce man, so I ladled some of the extra sauce from the 9x13 into a little bowl for us to use for dipping.


Sauteed Green Beans:
I thawed out two very large handfuls of frozen green beans and sliced half of a white onion. By the way, frozen green beans are so much healthier and tastier than canned -- often times less expensive, too! I heated some olive oil in a pan and sauteed until golden brown, seasoning with garlic salt and cracked black pepper.


Arugula and Spinach Salad:
So easy -- just tossed an arugula + spinach mix with cucumber, diced onion, green olives, feta cheese, and The Fresh Market's gorgonzola and white balsamic dressing.


Tonight I've got it easy because Ian has his standing wing night. Thank goodness for leftovers. Also on the agenda: a self-mani, some Pinterest scrolling, a Girls episode, and maybe just maybe -- a little froyo treat.

PS: Frozen yogurt contains calcium. So, it would basically be unhealthy to not partake.

Happy Friday eve -- 
see you back tomorrow for Five on Friday!

21 comments:

  1. yum! those green beans look tasty. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. YUM! Cant wait to start cooking in my own kitchen again!

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  3. I love everything about this meal! I cannot wait to try the chicken, I have never seen the beer mustard at TJs, but it sounds awesome. I will have to search for it next time I am there.

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  4. Sam has boys night tonight, too! I will be having cereal or popcorn and laying in bed with pinterest and watching a movie. :)

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  5. Tasty and simple! Just how I like my dinners. :)

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  6. Your strong bones will thank you for the calicification by froyo. It's science.


    (Also adding that chicken sauce to my inspiration list!)

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  7. Girl, I'm obsessed with those salad bowls. So cute. And lovely. Seriously!
    xx

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  8. This looks delicious! You are such a good cook. :) I'm pinning this and I'll have to give the recipe a try!

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  9. This salad looks amazing!! Pinning it!

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  10. This is a dinner I could get behind. Doesn't look like too much work!

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  11. You OBVIOUSLY need to the fro yo tonight! It's the only way to balance out the meal :)

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  12. Omg, O is a sauce guy too! We have about 30+ sauces in the fridge at any given time. I'll def. be making the chicken!

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  13. This looks delicious, I love green beans and chicken. Good to know frozen green beans are healthier than canned beans!

    -Kerry

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  14. I love sauce too! Will have to make this chicken.

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  15. Perfect weeknight meal-thank you!

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  16. This looks so yummy! Definitely trying it this week, thanks!

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  17. Yumminess!! Going to try this for sure!

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  18. Bookmarking this page now! All of this looks delish. I am always looking for good ways to prepare veggies so I really wanna try this!

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  20. I appreciate the supper suggestions. A mother's dream, these look so tasty and simple to make! Bring them on. cheap reliable essay writing service You two are adorably adorable together, and I love reading your blog.

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