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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yummy Chicken Picata Dinner


It is a blessing to have a family so supportive of practicing a healthier lifestyle. This includes pitching in to help make the meals. Sometimes, when we have all had busy days of work and meetings, it is hard to get a healthy, home-cooked meal on the dinner table at a descent hour. The only way to do it is to have us all in the kitchen fixing the meal together.

Last night was one of those nights. The pre-planned menu was Herbed Chicken Picata (160 cal), Garlic Mashed Potatoes (101 cal) and a marinated Orange & Strawberry Salad (107 cal). My husband took on preparing the Chicken Picata which included pounding the chicken! My daughter volunteered to prepare the mashed potatoes and I did the salad. By doing it this way, none of it took too long to prepare. We were able to chat while cutting and chopping, which was a nice benefit. It was easy for all of us and not one of those nights when you are so tired that doing a dinner from scratch has you exhausted just thinking about it!

The dinner was delicious! Perhaps it tasted better because we all helped, but we did all agree it was a definite repeat!