Lately I haven’t been that great about meal planning. I’m a bit uninspired and just have so much going on that I often don’t feel much like cooking. Usually meal planning would help me eliminate this problem because it would just tell me what to cook without hassle. But I keep wanting to try new recipes which keeps leading to more work and time required as I figure out the steps. Unfortunately, I’ve now pretty much run out of pre-prepared meals in the freezer so I’m just going to have to deal with it and get cooking.
Last night I decided to use a package of chicken pieces and the sweet potatoes in our fridge to create a masterpiece. I don’t know if it was so out of this world but it was tasty and we gobbled down everything those chicken pieces have to offer. The chicken has a great, light flavor and can be combined with almost any side dishes: homemade mac & cheese, beer rice, fresh veggies from the garden…whatever strikes your fancy. We also usually eat the chicken with a bit of homemade BBQ sauce. You can never go wrong with a sauce made with liquid smoke and Jack Daniels. This portion (plus a side) is just about the right size for two people and a small child.