The Art of Eating: Dinner


This is my cheap and easy dinner.

It’s simple and delicious.

Garlic Chicken Tenders+Rice+Roasted Kale with Lemon=my favorite meal

We eat this so often it’s embarrassing. We almost always have the ingredients and it takes between 20-30 minutes to put it all together.

The other night I bought a nice pizza for the rest of the gang and cooked this up for myself. I figured since we had eaten it the night before no one else would want it. Both my son and my husband ate their pizza and then ate the chicken and rice that was still on the stove for their second dinner. My daughter is not always eating meat but her favorite version of this meal is rice+avocado+soy sauce.

This meal always tastes good, always sounds appetizing and it doesn’t get old.

I get the rice started in my little rice cooker after rincing it a bit, pour the kale on a cookie sheet, drizzle it with olive oil and put in the oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, heat up olive oil and crushed garlic in a skillet and cook the chicken (from frozen) 5 minutes on each side. For extra crunch and extra garlic yum, sauté the kale in the skillet with the tenders for that last few minutes.

Serve in one bowl, rice on the bottom, chicken and kale on top with lemon and salt sprinkled on top.

My Dinner Essentials

frozen chicken tenders (Bell&Evans*)

jasmine rice

kale (pre-chopped and washed)


olive oil


sea salt

avocado (for my girl)

*Special note about the chicken: These tenders are yummy and worth the extra cost, not just any tenders will do. It is because they are so delicious that we are happy to eat them night after night.