Tonight I had enough time to think about what to make for dinner and time to prepare it. I had roasted some broccoli a few nights ago, and I wanted to serve the leftovers tonight. I usually either heat up frozen broccoli or steam fresh broccoli, but I was inspired by a coworker to try roasting some at home. I simply cut up raw broccoli into a 9x13 dish, spritzed it with some oil, and topped it with some freshly pressed garlic. Then I baked it in the oven at 425º for 10-15 minutes. It has a nice crisp texture and restaurant quality flavor. This may be the only way we eat it from now on.
Once I decided to serve the leftover broccoli, I had to figure out what to make with it. We had a bag of frozen chicken in the freezer, so I thawed it out in the microwave to make the baking process faster. I also spotted some boxed Lundberg rice (like Rice-a-Roni) in my pantry, and I knew I had a favorite meal in the making.
Melted butter (I used Earth Balance dairy-free, soy-free butter)
Rice Chex (or any other variety of cereal/chips/crackers you like. Corn flakes would taste great too)
Preheat oven to 425º. Simply coat each piece of chicken with melted butter, then coat with crushed cereal. Place in a baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes (or until it is thoroughly cooked).
Another easy-peasy dinner to add to our recipe box.