I’m sitting at my desk in jeans and a sweater, and I’m still cold. COLD. In AUGUST. (I know it’s the very itty bitty end of August. But still). I’m definitely not ready to give up my sunny afternoons and beers on the porch and piles upon piles of scrumptious tomatoes, but I have to admit it is kind of nice to be able to turn the oven on again.
There’s something about cold-weather food that just warms the soul, you know? I mean, I loooooove summer, but there’s just something so satisfying about standing over a warm stove and breathing in the onion and garlic and herbs and building something up from scratch. And that’s harder to do in the summertime, because, y’know, you’ll melt or whatever.
But fall? Fall is when you break out the sweaters and the leggings and the comfort food and the tea and just have a grand ol’ time.
This easy lemon garlic chicken is definitely one of my new favorite fall foods. It’s ready to go in just over half an hour, has a handful of spinach so you’re even sort of eating your vegetables, and the simple, lemon-y, garlicky broth is perfect for pouring over rice or sopping up with a few slices of your favorite bread. It also makes the house smell ahhhhh-mazing, but it’s low maintenance enough that you can throw it together and still have time for one last cocktail on the deck in the sunshine before we wave goodbye to summer. Mix it up by adding potatoes, asparagus, or carrots and use whatever cut of chicken you have on hand! [Read more…]