Long time no talk!

This month has been go go go. Nathan’s board exam studying is in full swing, my job has really picked up lately, and time is flying by. We’ve also been having a lot of fun with friends, family and our life group, so it’s not all work and no play around here!

Here’s some of the “little things” in our life lately… scroll to the bottom if you’re here for the the dinner recipe!

The little things that make life happy…

2015-01-19 10.19.47…Like realizing that winter can be pretty beautiful too – and that the sun still exists!

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…Like finding Star Wars fruit snacks at Kroger’s for the guy who’s been studying for eight hours on a Saturday.2015-01-25 09.06.53

…Like making the effort to turn a boring breakfast into a parfait instead. I used vanilla greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and my mom’s homemade granola (aka edible magic) and layered them up for Nate and me on a weekend morning.

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…And like scoring two new sweaters for 75% off at Macy’s with leftover Christmas money…meaning I got both for a total of $22! Happy shopper and shopping assistant – Nathan approved of my savvy ways, especially since the first sweater I picked up was $498. I think he (and I) almost passed out at the sticker shock! The sale rack was much more our style 🙂

Delicious dinners are also one of the “little things” that make life fun, and the dinner I cooked up Saturday night definitely fits the bill!

I mentioned this dinner back in the summertime, but we had yet to make it in our new town home and I never did post a recipe for it on the blog. It was high time to change that! Plus, it brought a little bit of summertime into the kitchen in January – I’m all for that.

Sweet Potato Chicken Hash

Serves ~3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts (I baked ours)
  • 2 medium/large sweet potatoes
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 onion (we only had half of one leftover, so we just used that)
  • 1 cup of spinach (optional)
  • Seasonings of choice

Directions: 

  1. Peel and slice the onion and sweet potatoes into rounds. Slice the squash and zucchini as well. 2015-01-24 17.32.17
  2. Toss them with a bit of oil and seasonings before putting them in a pot to cook. Start the sweet potatoes and onions about 10 minutes before you add the zucchini and squash. Covering the pot will massively help speed up this process!2015-01-24 18.10.172015-01-24 18.13.45(We had to use two pans – there’s so much goodness it doesn’t fit in just one!)
  3. Dice your chicken while veggies and potatoes finish cooking through. 2015-01-24 18.08.48 2015-01-24 18.18.17
  4. In the last 2-3 minutes of cooking the squash and zucchini, throw in a cup of spinach if desired. 2015-01-24 18.25.06
  5. Assemble your portions as desired. Depending on how hungry you are, this meal can give you about 3 or 4 servings. 2015-01-24 18.31.20 2015-01-24 18.34.52

We enjoyed our dinner while watching Boyhood on Saturday night. The movie won the Golden Globe for best film, and it has since been nominated for many of the Oscars categories. I was glad we got the chance to see it!

Saturday nights at home are pretty perfect when you’ve got good food, good movie, and the best company there is 🙂

6 thoughts on “Dinner Recipe: Sweet Potato Chicken Hash

      1. Thanks sister! It is delicious. I use seasoned salt (it has an orangey hue) and Montreal Bay chicken seasoning. Short and simple:)

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