Day one and Dinner

One of our biggest stumbling blocks is going out to eat.  Fast food, pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings…you get the picture.  Our bodies and our bank account are suffering.  We do cook at home, but it is very very easy to talk us out of it and into grabbing something else.

Our initial goal is to really make the effort to eat at home.  We want to eat healthy, and we will try, but also realize that even if a meal is only semi-homemade, it’s probably cheaper and better for you than going out to eat.

This meal is definitely in the semi-homemade category (thanks Sandra Lee), but had some fresh ingredients.  Little DMac shoveled it in his mouth (with his hands of course!) so it got the toddler seal of approval. As we find meals and recipes that work, we want to share them so we won’t forget!

Bruschetta Chicken and Rice

imageAdapted from Knorr

  • 1 pound chicken breast chopped into cubes
  • olive oil, drizzle around pan
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 1 package Knorr Rice Sides, Creamy Chicken Flavor
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, italian style
  • 5 or 6 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet, cook chicken seasoned with garlic salt until chicken is no longer pink in center and slightly browned.
  2. Set chicken aside and add rice mix and 2 cups water to chicken pan.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes, covered.
  3. Drain excess liquid from tomatoes, and add to dish along with chicken.
  4.  Add mozzarella and cover for a few minutes to allow everything to heat up and mozzarella to melt.  Sprinkle basil on top and enjoy!

Please excuse the picture quality, we are working with Kindle and smart phone cameras!

What’s your favorite go-to dinner?

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