As a loud and proud control freak, I love meal planning. As someone whose control and anxiety issues can take a very negative turn very quickly, I’ve worked hard to give myself a break if things don’t go EXACTLY as planned. This meal was entirely unplanned and served simply to use up a bunch of ingredients that were hanging around in the fridge - forgotten, looked over in lieu of leftovers, sidelined by an important lunch meeting being moved back day over day.
What did I have on hand? Broccoli, green beans, chicken thighs. I dumped them all into a lasagna pan. I also found a jar of marinated artichoke hearts and added those, too. Finally, I had sundried tomatoes and some peppadew peppers and zapped those in the baby food processor with a little drizzle of olive oil.
Then I baked it until the chicken was fully cooked.
Then I ate it.
And it was GREAT. It was a perfect no-brainer of a meal - I used what I had on hand and it ended up incredibly tasty.