It's Valentine's Day and I have to be honest. My hubby and I really didn't have anything elaborate planned. Since we both had to work, we celebrated early by going out to lunch with Princess over the weekend. We agreed that we wouldn't get each other gifts. But, I woke up this morning thinking maybe I can just pick something up at the mall on my way back from dropping Princess off at daycare. But how the heck was I supposed to go to the mall, finish up my quizes, make dinner, get dressed, and make it to work on time? It boggles my mind how I'm able to fit all that in. But I managed just fine.
It was easy to pick out a tie and card, but making dinner was probably one of the biggest hurdles. Skipping it on Valentine's Day was out of the question. So I whipped up a simple dish that I know my hubby and hopefully Princess would enjoy- chicken and pineapple with brown rice and plantains. I had less than 30 minutes to haul ass and make it in to work on time.
Here's the Pineapple Chicken recipe:
4 slices of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons of honey dijon dressing
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons lawry's seasoning salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons diced onions
fresh pineapple (use as much as you like)
2 teaspoons brown sugar
I find that I can cut preparation time in half by using foil.
|Prep time, cooking, and clean up is a breeze with foil!|
I combined all the ingredients, wrapped in foil, and let it bake at 350 degrees. While in the oven, I got ready for work. It was done in about 35 minutes.
Sometimes all you need to do is whip up a simple dish on Valentines Day. I'm sure your honey would appreciate it.
What did you do for your honey on Valentines Day?
Weather Anchor Mama
Labels: Down Home Cookin'