Late today… I can blame that rascally Spanish test.
I haven’t done much in the way of ReFeathering the past couple of days, but we did have a yummy dinner last night! It was a total experiment, but it turned out pretty good, used up leftover spaghetti sauce, and took minimal effort…
Spaghetti Sauce Chicken
Place two boneless skinless chicken breasts in a casserole. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian Blend Seasoning. (That’s the official name of what I used… just a mix of Italian Herbs. You can get a lifetime supply here for around 5 bucks. I usually share it with my girls when I buy a pound of it!) Top the spices with a tablespoon of minced garlic… the wet kind you buy in a jar. And then top that with spaghetti sauce… I used about a cup or so… and a handful of grated parmesan. Cover the casserole and bake about an hour at 375 degrees. Serve with brown rice and something green. The chicken will be very tender and pretty savory too!
I forgot to take a picture, but it was a colorful dinner!
Something that I’ve been thinking about is us dining together. Just us two. I think we’ve defaulted to the sofa because the dining room table is too big for two. Or it seems so. We have a farm table that easily seats six, and can seat eight if folks don’t mind being cozy. We upsized a few years ago as teenage friends visited often and courtin’ fellows joined the family dinners. Now we’re not sure if we should sit beside each other or across from each other, but either way it seems a bit lop-sided. I’m pondering an answer for this.
One thought is to swap the long farm table for a round or oval table, which seems a bit more cozier for two. Maybe a little on the cottage-style side, like this sweet table from Crate & Barrel which actually can extend to seat 6…
I think that style would still look good with the colonial chandelier and black Windsor chairs, and I sort of lean more toward “farmhouse cottage” myself. I could move the farm table down into the Art Room, which would give me better seating for art class kiddos. But I’d have to protect that pretty top somehow from stray paintbrushes. And purchasing a new table wasn’t exactly in our immediate plans or current budget. Maybe we should find a little spot in the family room where we could stick a small table for two?
Food for thought.