Easy Cheesy Artichoke Chicken Dinner with Side Dish and Beverage
|3 or 4||Boneless chicken breasts (thawed)|
|1||Jar marinated artichoke hearts (12 – 14 oz)|
|3/4||Cup shredded cheddar cheese|
|2||Minced or crushed garlic cloves|
|Optional red pepper flakes|
Lightly coat baking dish with oil or cooking spray. Rinse chicken and place in dish. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over it.
Drain artichoke hearts and chop them up. Mix well with mayo, shredded cheese, and minced garlic (or a dash of garlic powder).
Scoop the mixture over the chicken breasts. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired. Place the baking dish in a preheated 350-degree oven uncovered. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Easy Green Bean Casserole Side Dish
|1||Bag of frozen green beans (12 or 16 oz)|
|1||Box or can of your favorite brand of condensed mushroom soup (11 oz or so)|
|1||Cup crispy onion things (or more, if you really like them!)|
|Black pepper (a dash or two)|
Steam the frozen green beans for about 8 minutes.
While the beans are cooking, add the mushroom soup, milk, and pepper to a mixing bowl and mix.
Add the partially steamed green beans and half of the crispy onions to the soup mixture and stir well.
Dump the mixtures into a baking dish (size of your choice. It depends on how wide you want the surface to sprinkle crispy onions on). Place in oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle the remaining crispy onions over the top. Put back into the oven for 5 more minutes so the crispy onions get even crispier (and hot).
|Your favorite wine.|
|Your favorite clear juice.|
|Your favorite flavored sparkling water.|
I like to use a sweet or semi-sweet red wine. Pomegranate juice works well, as does cherry, concord grape, or some type of berry juice. Personally, I prefer to use natural, 100% juice with no added sugars. For sparkling water I recommend Lacroix for their nice variety of flavors. The two that I’ve used for sangria (so far) are: pineapple-strawberry, and peach-pear.
Basically, pour some wine in a wine glass, add a splash of juice, top off with sparkling water, and you now have a wonderful wine-cooler or “fast sangria” (for those who are too impatient to slice and dice fruit and let it sit overnight in the fridge).
Kids Version: Juice and sparkling water. Much healthier than soda!