Day 3:: Quick & Simple Chix Skillet

I love to spend the day in the kitchen putting things together but with two young kids and a household to run, I very rarely have time for a big elaborate meal. So simple, tasty fare always gets plus points in my recipe book add to the fact that this cuts down on dishes (one skillet!!) and this meal is a favorite. Add a side of brown rice or noodles and you’ve got a filling meal in no time.

The Recipe

-1 pound skinless, boneless, chicken breast cut into 1″ pieces
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
-1 bag (5 ounces) baby spinach
-2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (or a can, drained)
-1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
-salt & pepper

Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place it over medium heat. When it’s hot, add the chicken and cook until done.

Remove the chicken to a plate, covering to keep it warm. Add the garlic to the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half. Put the chicken back in the pan and stir. Sprinkle with the cheese just before serving.

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The Discussion

Would you give money to a homeless person if there is chance they could use it to by drugs/alcohol?

The Daily Tip

Controversial topics (like the above) at a family dinner can give your children a safe place to talk out issues and provide you an opportunity to understand their worldview and opinions. It’s always good to establish a few table rules. Here are some good examples:

1) Everyone has to listen to others’ opinions without interruption.
2) Personal attacks, insults, and rudeness are not allowed.
3) Right answers may not exist or at least may not materialize during the course of the conversation. That’s okay. We can agree to disagree.
4) The topic can be “tabled” by any member of the family if the discussion gets to heated or out of control.

These rules apply to parents too!

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