One pan dinner: chicken, potatoes and greens

I love finding easy recipes that are also tasty ones. I made this recipe for my hubby last week and he asked for it again a week later. This could not get any easier, involves virtually no prep and is a nice well balanced meal.

Ingredients:
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 bag finger link potatoes (cut in half length wise) You could also use  regular potatoes cut into chunks.
Greens of your choice: green beans, broccoli or asparagus
1 stick of butter, melted
zesty italian dressing mix packet

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Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly salt and pepper your chicken. Cut the potatoes into small chunks. Spray the bottom of a 13×9 pan, put the chicken in the middle, potatoes on one side and veggies on the other side. Sprinkle package of italian dressing evenly over ingredients and pour melted butter evenly over the top.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

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Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we have ;) Have a great week. XOXO -B

banana cream pie

I had a fun time baking one of my Grandad’s delicious pie recipes!  I thought I would share it with you on here!  It is the perfect pie for summertime as it is light, cool, and so yummy!  Here is the recipe:

Banana Cream Pie

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Ingredients:
3 Cups Skim Milk
3/4 Cup Sugar
5 Tablespoons Corn Starch
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3 Egg Yolks Beaten
2 Tablespoons of butter (salted)
1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
3-4 Bananas sliced to cover baked 9 inch pie shell
1 9 Inch Pie Shell, Baked

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Directions:

Heat milk in microwave for 4-5 minutes.  Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt, stir into hot milk.
Take 3/4 cup of hot milk mixture and blend with beaten egg yolks (adding the egg yolks directly to the hot mixture will curdle the eggs.
Blend 3/4 cup and egg yolk mixture into remaining mixture.  Heat the filling in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture thickens.  
Blend butter and vanilla into thickened mixture and pour over bananas in baked pie shell.  

Chill in refrigerator.

Serve with whipped cream on top.

This recipe is so easy and really yummy!  I love the entire process of baking it because it makes me think of my Grandad!  He was an excellent chef, pie-maker, bread baker, etc, etc!  In his words, I will say that it was the best one I’ve ever made!  I hope you guys give this recipe a try!  I know you will love it!

J