I'm sure we all have those quick, no brainer back up meals for when we just can't think of what to make for dinner. For me, cooking used to be a joy. Now I have to figure out how to cook foods my whole family will really enjoy, as some are a little picky. And honestly, I just haven't been all that interested...too many other things going on :)
One meal we all love, especially the pickiest one, is this:
bbq chicken drumsticks
All I do is lay the chicken on a sheet pan, salt and pepper it, put it in the oven on 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Then I start basting them with prepared bbq sauce- 10 minutes later it's done.
For the fries I scrub several potatoes- 5 good sized ones. Then I cut them in half long ways, then slice those into planks, then into sticks. Lay them on another sheet pan, salt and pepper and I add garlic powder, toss with olive oil, and slide into oven on same temp. for 30 minutes or until crispy and partially browned.
Raw veggies- this is usually cole slaw, but the cabbages at the grocery store looked terrible. Since I have an abundance of fresh tomatoes, I sliced two big ones. That's it. Everyone had seconds.
I even made a dessert. I sliced strawberries and some ripe peaches and tossed with a few tablespoons of sugar. I let that sit an hour or so. When time to serve, I took my homemade creme fraiche, mixed it with some honey and vanilla extract, and added a dollop on top of each serving of fruit. YUM!!!