Saturday, March 2, 2013

What's for dinner? Son hates mustard but loved this

On sunday I got my week of meals planned out. I love when I sit down to do this b/c it makes the week go by so smoothly. Without a plan this is what I feel like. Does anyone else feel like that? Dinner time can be such a hassle if you are trying to think of what to cook for your family at 5pm. You would like for it to be of some, if not a lot, of nutritional value right? For most of us that requires planning. I am not sure why the planning part does not happen every week. I love doing it. I love looking through the cookbooks. I love making the grocery list and than shopping for the items...assuming I do not have to bring all 5 kids. I love bringing the grocery's home and filling my fridge and pantry with good items that I know will make my family happy. Yet , so far, meal planning only happens maybe 2 weeks out of the mth. My goal....GET BETTER!!! So here was a meal that was super easy to make and had nnoooooo left overs. This is a good sign. It was Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs. I did not have any chicken thighs and already had chicken wings out so used those instead. It calls for 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil 2 tablespoons mustard black pepper to taste 1 teaspoon sage salt (1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon dried sage mixed) 1 pkg of chicken wings or thighs, or breast..what ever you have on hand and prefer. In a small bowl mix the melted butter, mustard, black pepper, and sage salt. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and brush the mixture onto the chicken. Cook for about 45 min at 425 degrees.
This is the glaze mixture.
Just spreading the sauce on the chicken.
 I choose to only put sauce on some of the chicken b/c I was not sure if everyone would like the fact that it had mustard in it. Here's how it went down, my oldest son hates mustard. While chomping down on the wings he asked what was on the chicken? My youngest son said it was mustard..he was just throwing that out there b/c of the color and my oldest said Don't even say the word mustard. Caden (youngest guy) says MUSTARD and oldest said don't even a little bit say that word. I, over on the side, know that he has asked me what was on it but I just keep my mouth shut and skip over the fact that he has asked me that question. He, being distracted by the fact the his brother even suggested mustard was on it, does not even ask again what was on it and keeps on eating and goes back for seconds. The next day we tell him what was on it and he was shocked. Point to that is, if you don't like mustard, try it anyways. Maybe only make it on half and do the other ones in BBQ sauce so that way you can taste it without messing up the whole meal.

For the side veggie I roasted cauliflower.

I also made my homemade Keifer with strawberries.

All in all it was a great meal that didn't take all that long to prepare and was super yummy!!!