Thursday, November 4, 2010
Simple Dinners Make them Smile
OK--This meal looks impressive but here are the directions.
1)Wash the sweet potatoes and throw them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees for at least an hour
2)Wash and pat dry the chicken(bone in, skin on whatever pieces you want) put in a baking dish with 1.5 to 2 inch sides, salt and pepper and dried oregano sprinkled on top put in oven at 400 degrees for 1hr10min(or with the sweet potatoes if you need to)
3)Wash asparagus, break off tough ends and put in microwave safe dish with water not quite covering it. Set it in the microwave but do not cook yet.
4)Salad-wash lettuce and leave to drain
5)Make salad dressing-olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic(mince 2 while you're at it, you need one for the spinach later) and a little dijon mustard.
WALK AWAY AND DON'T COME BACK FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES
Check sweet potatoes, stick meat thermometer in biggest piece of chicken
Add pecans to oven to toast for 10 minutes
6)Heat 1-2 TBSP olive oil in skillet with sides, add 1 clove minced garlic and saute on medium until you can smell the garlic. Add a whole bag of spinach, tossing until it completely wilts, turn off burner and cover.
7) Microwave asparagus about 6minutes.
1/4 cup almonds
White Balsamic Vinegar
2 cloves garlic