I’ve been feeling pretty good and on top of things all week because of the Monday holiday. We got a ton done around the house and I whipped out a few recipes and photos for the next couple of weeks. Overall, I’d say it’s been a pretty great week…until Thursday.
I got the car washed in the morning after kindergarten drop off and somehow the emergency lights got switched on during the interior cleaning. Well, I’m sure you know what’s coming…I didn’t notice and they were on all.day.long. Come time for the after school pick up and the car is dead. I ended up walking to the school with my 3 year old, and it’s not too long of a walk if you plan ahead, but we were already running a bit late.
I’ll spare you the rest of the details, but if you’re a mom you’ve probably experienced similar afternoons. You’re nodding your head and filling in the blanks. No matter how organized you are, this sort of thing just happens. It’s called life. And that’s when I need a meal plan back-up. Something that I can throw together really easily, that doesn’t require crazy ingredients, and is flexible. This Easy Skillet Italian Chicken is perfect for that!
Use whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. I like the combination of zucchini, red bell pepper, and matchstick carrots but you can certainly mix things up. Mushrooms and broccoli would be a great addition. Don’t have chicken? It’s flexible! It will just be a vegetarian night instead.
There isn’t a lot of clean up because you cook the chicken, vegetables and sauce all in one pan. So, two pans total if you make pasta…or maybe only one if you have leftover pasta in the fridge.