This week’s Pinterest Challenge Recipe was chosen out of necessity.
It was a Wednesday afternoon, it was my turn to make dinner (I am blessed to have a husband that is willing to make dinner a couple of nights a week).
We had some chicken in the fridge so I knew my protein and I had picked up some limes and cilantro and limes in an impulse “I’m going to make guacamole” purchase.
The guacamole did not happen BUT it provided me with the ingredients for not one but two new recipes to try.
Normally I not very confident in attempting to create more than one recipe at a shot but this week I decided to bite the bullet. What came together was a simple weeknight meal that was done – start to finish in about 40 minutes (it took a bit of time to mince the garlic and cilantro)
The dinner consisted of Garlic Parmesan Chicken and a side of Cilantro Lime Rice. What I also liked about these two recipes are that they can be modified pretty easy depending on how many people you are cooking for (and whether or not you want you want enough for leftovers the next day)
I did cheat a little and used boxed Rice a Roni as I could not find our brown rice container, and the countdown to dinner had begun.
It turned out to be a quick weeknight meal that was full of flavor and made with the ingredients I had on hand.
This week’s two recipes also gave me a confidence boost – confirming that as long as I have all the ingredients ready to go – I can bang out more than one “new” recipe.
Enjoy and if you do try and make these dishes, let me know how they turn out!