This article is my submission to the blog challenge sponsored by Bonnie, CWO's monthly columnist for Bonnie's Kitchen.
Growing up, meal-time was a very important part of my family's life. My mom made certain that on most ( if not all) nights of the week, we were sitting down together, eating a good dinner. It was our time to enjoy being together and have fun dinner conversations as a family. I remember that often, even after the food was finished, we would sit around the table and just keep on talking. Visitors at our house would comment that this was an unusual, but enjoyable thing for them. I remember stir-fry on spring evenings, spaghetti squash on summer evenings, and chili verde on fall evenings. I remember sitting around the table at Christmas, reading Advent stories and peeling oranges. Lots of oranges!
I know that these times must have had an impact on me, because I have tried to incorporate the same feel for meal times in my own family. Even with a two year old and an almost-one year old, we still manage to usually have a quiet, some-what relaxing dinner. I always appreciate it when I can find a yummy meal that doesn't take all afternoon to prepare. So, I have included one of my mom's dishes, that was always one of my favorites. I enjoy fixing it for my family now, because it is so good and easy to fix!
2-3 cups chicken, cut into cubes
1 14 oz can tomato chunks
1 14 oz can green beans
1 bag egg noodles
basil, garlic, and oregano
* Saute chicken in olive oil until cooked through
* Add tomato, green beans, and seasonings, stir until hot
* Serve over egg noodles, and top with feta cheese.