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I wish I was one of those oh-so-together people who researches new recipes every week, goes shopping over the weekend, and makes a week's worth of delicious meals on Sundays. But alas, I much prefer the decadence of lounging on my couch.
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- I just buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts (not skin-on, like the Barefoot Contessa recommends). They come in a pack of three, not four. It still turns out delicious.
- I use dried, not fresh, thyme, because I have it in my pantry and that's one less thing to buy at the grocery store.
- I buy jars of pre-minced garlic so I don't have to peel and mince myself (lazy but fabulous).
To go with it, I make roasted potatoes (I use this recipe, but instead of fresh chopped rosemary, I use these Herbes de Provence because it's easy) and steamed asparagus. If you're like me and have an impossible time getting everything finished at the same time, I recommend this sequence: cut up the potatoes, mix them with all of the seasonings and olive oil, and put them in the oven first. Then, prepare the chicken and put it in the oven. Finally, right before everything is about to come out of the oven, steam the asparagus. All told, it will take about an hour and fifteen minutes once you start.
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I just bought the whole How Easy is That? cookbook, and it looks like it has some other good and not-too-difficul recipes.
What do you make for weeknight dinners? I'd love to hear your suggestions. I can't eat any more tacos!