I knew tonight was a chicken night.  It was just a matter of how…

‘How’ turned out to be a simple chicken breast, spread with a bit of champagne garlic mustard, topped with panko btradcrumbs, and baked in the oven for 20 minutes.  I added a little salt and pepper, but that was it.  It was perfectly moist and tender, a nice crunch from the panko topping, and juuuuust enough mustard to know it was there – without overpowering everything.

Tonight’s variation on a potato theme was 2 potatoes thinly sliced – on the mandoline – and placed into a hot skillet with a drop of olive oil and a dab of butter. (Yes, precise measurements, here!)

I browned them just a bit, put a lid on the pan, and put them into the oven with the chicken – for 20 minutes.  A little bit of salt and pepper with them…   I flipped them over to serve. They were crispy-crunchy on the top and oh, so soft underneath.

And steamed broccoli.

There’s still more than 5 lbs of potatoes in the basket…  I wonder what tomorrow might bring?!?


On a totally unrelated note…  My sister-in-law’s sister, Pauline, went in for a very difficult surgery today because of a particularly disgusting cancer.  She’s a really special person to us and she – and her family – could definitely use all of the positive vibes and good thoughts y’all can send their way.