I had a couple of very busy days this week and LOVED it! I ended up with two events to cater, not only on the same day, but the same time in two different cities. "No problem" she says... It's been one year and I finally feel like a bonafide caterer. Not that I haven't been busy, but today felt good, people liked the food and I learned a few things. It's always a good day when you learn something new.
Once I finally arrived home I put a plan in action for dinner. I had chicken tenders that I did not use from the VFW event and small pieces of eggplant that I would not use from the second luncheon. I also had some fantastic baby spinach from Olivia's Organics that was calling my name.
This dinner was so simple, it took 30 minutes! This is a dish you can make in many different ways. I just happened to have the listed ingredients in my fridge. Look in yours one day. You will be surprised what you find. Of course I made enough for a full dinner table, but that only means we get to eat it again tomorrow.
Salt and Pepper
I heated the olive oil and put salt and pepper on the chicken tenders. Since they were small pieces of chicken, they took only a few minutes on each side. Once done, I removed and covered them under a foil tent to keep them warm.
I added the spinach to the pan and watched it shrink before my eyes. Three minutes was all it needed and I removed it to a plate and covered with foil. In went the eggplant for a couple of minutes since it was already fried, small pieces and thin. I just love thin eggplant as it almost melts in your month when you eat it.
I put the oven on 400 and put my dinner together. A little sauce on the bottom, I cut the chicken up into even smaller pieces, cheeses, eggplant, sauce and cheese on top. In the oven for 12-15 minutes! Yes, that's it and it was fabulous. I just love when meals come together this easy.
Tonight I am looking forward to putting my feet up next to the tree with a nice glass of wine. I earned it today! Hope you all have a great week and give this a try, you'll be glad you did...
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