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Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. My feeds were filled with images of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. I went back and forth on what I should make for dinner. Ultimately I decided I wasn’t in the mood for corned beef. I did not really want a big heavy meal. I have had a slight cold or sinus infection this week. Nothing to knock me off my feet, but enough to be a touch annoying. Jackson does not recall having corned beef before. He has. I wasn’t really in the mood to try to convince him to try a brand new meat. Or cabbage! Sometimes he is not a big fan of change.

We went to the grocery store and I did show him what corned beef looks like. He said he wanted chicken for dinner. He didn’t have to twist my arm. I still wanted to have fun with St. Patrick’s Day though! I decided to make it about COLOR!

There are two recipes in this post. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!!! A day late, but with two recipes in hand 😉

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Lemon Honey Chicken

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp & 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard (look for one that has the least ingredients. Mine just has mustard, vinegar, sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Several handfuls chopped spinach

Heat olive oil and garlic in a large pan for a couple minutes. Add chicken, and begin to cook. Add lemon juice, honey, mustard, oregano, and sea salt. Bring the sauce to a nice bubble, cooking chicken through. Reduce to a simmer so the sauce reduces and gets a little thicker. Add spinach and cook until wilted. My spinach was in there a touch too long. You can add it a minute or two before serving so it stays a brighter green.

Sautéed Orange and Green Peppers

  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Combine the peppers in a medium sized pan. Drizzle some olive oil over them. Cook until tender.

I served the chicken over the peppers and it was a nice combination!

Potatoes are a big hit in our home. They are one of Jackson’s favorite foods. Not baked potatoes. Not mashed potatoes. Not potatoes au gratin. Nope. They HAVE to be my potato bites in some form. This is a twist on my normal recipe, which I will also have to share. Sometimes I have to switch it up a tiny bit for my husband and myself.

I always use colorful potatoes. Usually I am cubing up red potatoes. Sometimes I find the one bite multi colored potatoes. That is what we have here today. If I can find foods that are bursting with color I am one happy person!

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Lemony Potato Bites

  • I used approximately 32-36oz of these multi colored one bite potatoes. A bag and a half. Cut into pieces.
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 400

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover with press and seal wrap, shake bowl until everything is well coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour bowl’s contents onto the parchment paper. Bake until potatoes are soft and a little bit browned. I usually flip them over once. I don’t have an exact cooking time because it always seems to vary. I just watch them and look for the browning and softness.

Note: Sometimes I use red potatoes. I would say about 5-6 medium/large red potatoes could be substituted.