With several evenings scheduled with baseball practice or games this past week, I wanted to keep dinners relatively quick and easy. So, when I received the June issue of Real Simple and they devoted an entire section to marinades, rubs and sauces I jumped right in and tried the Lemon and Rosemary marinade. The marinade was simple enough to make with ingredients I had on hand already, which is always a plus. I didn't have fresh rosemary, so I subbed dried. I allowed the chicken to marinate for about 30 minutes before tossing it on the grill to do its thing.
While the chicken was cooking, I started making Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots. I've made this before and I think this is the absolute best way to prepare fresh green beans. Something about the shallots and the mushrooms makes them so good. I can eat a whole bowl full of these green beans and not bother with anything else. I also can't resist a side dish that's more interesting and goes together within 15 minutes while everything else is cooking.
The chicken was just "ok" in my opinion, which is why I am not bothering to add the recipe to my blog. I really just want to make sure there are good one's out there since the purpose is to keep track of things we really enjoyed. I haven't given up on the Real Simple recipes though, the rubs look really good and have the potential to replace the store-bought one's that I have in my cabinet at the moment. I like knowing exactly what's in it and that I don't have to guess at the 15-syllable ingredient names.