This is not an elaborate recipe, but it was a hit with my children – a reminder that when it comes to my family, simple is better.
My ten year old could have made this meal without supervision.
Step 1: Rice and water in the rice cooker for 15 minutes. Maybe a dash of salt.
Step 2: Cleaned chicken breasts in the pan, sprinkled with soy sauce, covered and cooked over medium heat. After about ten minutes, flip, another splash of soy sauce, turn down heat, cover, cook another 10 minutes.
Step 3: Put a bag of “steam in bag” mixed veggies in the microwave.
Step 4: Get kids to set the table.
Step 5: Put all the cooked contents in a pretty serving platter and feel like a sophisticated adult who has her act together. Enjoy the bliss of children actually eating their dinner and liking it. Savor the, “Wow, this is good!”
I sometimes over-complicate things. I set unrealistic expectations for myself. I forget that it doesn’t have to be so hard.