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Something New for Your Family Table- A Simple Summer Marinade

 Happy Monday friends! We had a fun and full weekend. Luke wrapped up his travel volleyball season with a 2 day tournament and Ella started her first job! We have 2 more days of school and then a few exam days standing between us and Summer vacation! We are ready for a more relaxed schedule for a few months. 

Sharing a pretty simple meal idea today. I have been working on making my own dressings, marinades and sauces as opposed to buying them pre-made. Some of the ingredients and oils in the sauces can be on the unhealthier side and in most cases it's less expensive to make your own. 

My latest go to has been a Greek marinade for Chicken. I have used it 3 different ways over the past few weeks. I put all the ingredients into a gallon baggie, add the chicken and mix it around. I will do that in the morning, throw it in the fridge and it's ready to cook when we get home from work. 

Here is what you will need. 

1/4 cup of Olive Oil

3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

Juice of one lemon

2 TSP of oregano

1 TSP Dijon Mustard

1 TSP salt

1/2 TSP pepper

This is enough marinade for up to 1.5 pounds of chicken. 

One day we grilled it, and added a slice of fresh mozzarella at the end. We topped a nice green salad and added some fresh basil and balsamic. 

Another day we built some Greek bowls with lettuce, cucumbers, rice, red onion, tomatoes, olives, hummus and feta. So, so good!

I also marinated the chicken breasts and then cut up into bite size chunks and added to skewers. I like to build the meat and veggies separately, as the cooking times are not always the same for each. We put the chicken and vegetables over rice for a quick and fresh Summer meal. 

This simple marinade is so good on chicken, but would also be great on shrimp or scallops. 
I hope you give this one a try- it is so much better than a store bought marinade and you can use it in so many ways!

Wishing you a great start to your week! I will see you back here later this week. There is always room for one more at our family table. 

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