After a beautiful Sunday, Monday’s weather went from sun to rain, back to sun then rain again. I was undecided as to what to make for supper; then I remembered Whole Foods had Bell&Evans bone-in chicken breasts on special for $3.49/lb. I dug into my recipe box and found a recipe for Jerk Chicken.
I’ve had this recipe for many, many years and can’t recall where it’s from. The recipe calls for vegetable oil, white wine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, scallions, fresh garlic, a jalapeno pepper, dried thyme, allspice, salt, cinnamon, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and three pounds of chicken parts. The combination of spices and cooking method is what gives the chicken its name. Also, it can be either a dry rub or a wet marinade
What does grandma need? More time for herself these days. However, I do enjoy those short notice requests for Grandma/Nana to babysit. My husband offers to have dinner out, but honestly, I can prepare something quicker at home.
Lately, I’ve been on a stir-fry streak. For anyone that wants to get supper on the table quickly, it’s a one pan healthy meal with the protein and vegetable cooked together with a sauce that brings everything together; that’s what you get with Beef, Broccoli and Crisp Garlic Sauté. While you’re prepping your stir-fry, you can start your rice.
Mondays and Tuesdays are busy days for me, as I’m babysitting my seven-month-old grandson until the of June. Once the little guy is picked up around 3:30, grandma needs to get her second wind and get supper on the table.
My husband found a recipe from the website Joyous Apron for Sweet and Sour Chicken. The total time to prepare this recipe is 45 minutes, which is perfect for me.
Yes, I found another sheet pan recipe. However, I think my husband is beginning to tire of these, but if you’re a busy family, short on supper prep time, these sheet pan meals that you’ll find on my website can be a Godsend.
Last week I prepared Sheet-Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers. This recipe needs apple cider vinegar, honey, red onion, kosher salt, fresh garlic, ground coriander, freshly ground black pepper, bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, extra-virgin olive oil, sweet potato, fresh sage, sweet paprika, cayenne, ground allspice and cilantro.
Recently I was preparing a pork tenderloin for dinner and that pork tenderloin is a blank canvas. It can be used in recipes such as stir fry, grilling, roasting or pan cooking. The recipe I recently found on www.lidiasitaly.com, Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Onions, helps show the diversity of this cut. There’s only a handful of ingredients, besides the pork, to make this dish. You’ll need extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, yellow and red onions, shallots, fresh bay leaves and balsamic vinegar. It will take approximately 45 minutes, with slicing the onions taking the most time.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.