Today at lunch, Nicky said, “Mom, I think you should be on Food Network.”

“Why is that?”

“Because you’re the greatest chef ever.”  (Insert cute grin.)

Awww.  Boy, they know how to melt our hearts, don’t they?

What culinary masterpiece inspired this sentiment?  Leftovers from Thursday night’s Grand Dining Experience.  It’s a toughie…think you can handle it?

Mix a box of Stove Top according to package directions in the bottom of an 8×8 glass baking dish.  Add a pressed clove of fresh garlic.  Stir.  Lay chicken breasts on top.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 min.

Like I said, a toughie, and I’m sure a stand-by of millions of moms.  (Okay, so maybe the fresh garlic is the key?  It’s the “secret” ingredient to an awful lot of my dishes.  Me likey the garlic.)

Still, if this is all it takes to be considered the greatest, I’m thrilled.  If the way to my boys’ hearts is through their stomachs, I guess the way to mine is through appreciation of what I put there.

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