It’s a little late in the day, but here I am to share two ways to cook veggies (inspired by blog readers from my post last week)….Many readers have probably made these over and over and over again but I’m sharing anyway because it’s always nice to get cooking ideas juiced up to think about stuff like this.1)  Have your daughter chop up some vegetables.

(Ok or you, but I’ve found over the years that my kids are much more likely to gobble things down when they have something to do with the prep work.)

 Stir in olive oil, kosher salt and some garlic (to taste).

Are you wondering what those girls are doing in the background?

Oh, just your regular Sunday “bridge” game.

Yes, those are bare feet on the counter.

Sometimes you can’t fight them so you just roll with the punches.

Have another daughter bake her famous flatbread to go with the veggies.

And have your son grill the chicken because he offered to and you almost fell on the floor with joy and glee that he volunteered without even a job list to force him into it this time around.

This was a Sunday and the one (and only in my book) good thing about having our church time change to 8:00 a.m. is that we have time to cook together in the afternoons.

As a side note on that grilled chicken Max whipped up…our favorite grilled chicken recipe.

Pour veggies onto a lined cookie sheet and spread them apart.

 Squeeze a little lemon over top.

Cook at 425 for about 20 minutes or until roasted while you finish up that flatbread.

Pull them out and enjoy.

2)  We used the exact same veggies for this so it might be a little bit confusing.  This recipe was from Mindy (thank you Mindy!!) and it is so darn easy and good.

All you do is put put chicken tenderloin pieces (mostly thawed) in a 9×13 casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Top with veggies of your choice (she says her family loves potatoes but I already had these ready to go).

 See that semi-thawed chicken under there?

Pour over a couple tablespoons of melted butter, and one pkg. of Italian seasoning and cook (covered) at 350 for one hour.

Pull them out and watch your whole family devour them.

Soooooo easy!  I have so many great recipes to share, just need to get my act together to make them and take pictures.