Mayo and Mustard Chicken with Veggies {sometimes things just turn out alright}

posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010


  • 8 chicken breasts
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 16 asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite mustard
  1. preheat oven to 350*
  2. peel sweet potatoes and cut into medium sized cubes
  3. Place the chicken on a medium sized casserole pan.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl mix the sweet potatoes with mayo and mustard.
  5. Place the seasoned sweet potatoes on top of the chicken and layer the asparagus on top.
  6. drizzle with olive oil and salt.
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes until chicken is done.

For the past month I have been going from one (1lbs) of Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate bar to the next, often needing 2-3 a week to keep up with my mood. Feeding 6 people is not easy especially when you're so tiered but so far this week has turned out alright.

I finally took the time to come up with a weekly menu. In the past this was a no brainer and every Sunday night after Enzo was asleep I would spend a couple hours pouring over my cookbooks and the internet to decide a weekly menu. But now when Enzo is alseep Maria is awake and I feel like I never have enough time (I hate the phrase "I never have enough time" I hate it, hate it, hate it) to sit down and actually plan the way I used to. However, this week I forced myself to do it. At one point everyone left the house leaving baby and I to ourselves, and then she slept, and then I decided to not do the dishes or the laundry or a million other things and I just sat and read recipes and planed a doable menu that so far has worked out.

I've been using the Made in Napa Valley  spicy apple mustard with ginger and cinnamon. It seems like they are all out on their website (WHAAAAT?!). I've recently started experimenting with different mustards and this oe is for sure my favorite, time to ration...
Spicy apple with ginger and cinnamon sounded good with sweet potatoes so that's the veggie that I used but try experimenting with different vegetables.

Menu of the week
I only plan dinner and hope that there is enough left overs for lunch as well. It needs to feed 5 people and has to be something that my 3 year old will at least try.
Saurday- Mayo and Mustard Chicken with Veggies
Sunday- White bean soup with salami and French baguette
Monday- Lentils, rice, and potato salad with peas.
Tuesday- Chicken stroganoffe and green salad
Wednesday- goat cheese, grilled eggplants, and grape tomato quiche with steamed green beans
Thursday- Pasta with pesto and peas
Friday- Grilled salmon sandwiches

Desserts- I (Christian actually) usually make 2-3 desserts a week. On Sunday he made chocolate eclairs, on Monday he made snicker-doodles  and yesterday he made pumpkin pie. No matter how much I slave over on the stove top Christian had this family wrapped around his finger tips with his baking skills.

ps. I am so glad we are finally getting our cooking groove back on. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and quesadillas were grossing me out.


  1. Yeah. Yesterday Amaya and I ate frozen burritos for dinner. I am the worst cooking mother ever.
    I need to plan a menu. When I get to that day, though, I never want that. I want whatever new recipe I just read. This is why I have too much food in my house, because I want to just look in my fridge and see every ingredient I might possibly need.
    I want the recipe for chicken stroganoff. That sounds perfect.

  2. Wow, so impressed with the menu! I was thinking of making some type of mushroom soup tonight...that's about as far as I have gotten...


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