May 18, 2008

Simple Dinner

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.

green beans and mushrooms

4 comments:

That Girl said...

Yay! I'm always looking for new ways to prepare veggies. I find myself getting into veggie-ruts. Lately that means all my green beans have been topped with roasted tomatoes.

Jenny said...

Hi Patsy,
I am such a fan of the simple recipes and this looks fantastic. I hate that my family won't eat mushrooms, I'll have to make this dish all for myself!

Vicarious Foodie said...

Oh I'll have to keep an eye out for that issue. I'm always on the lookout for new marinades. Sounds great!

Kevin said...

Green beans with mushrooms is such a simple and yet tasty side dish!

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