What’s For Dinner??


I do not feel like cooking in the summer.

I leave it to my husband to grill and I add a salad to it.

I don't know what it is….but as soon as fall arrives I am wanting to bake and cook more.

I want to nest and fluff the whole house.

I am wanting to paint right now and create.

So..I am getting off track.

I tried a new recipe last night and loved it so much I wanted to share it with you!

In fact, during the meal I got up from the table to put a plate together for YOU so I could take a photo of it.

Left. The. Table.

Please tell me you other bloggers do things like that?

Why husband just asked, "Who is that for"? 

So if you don't know what to make for dinner tonight… give this a try.

EVERYONE loved it….that is saying something.

Chicken With Grilled Peaches and Arugula

Serves 4 (we had plenty left over and we are a family of five)

4 6-ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I grilled five so we would have leftovers)

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

kosher salt and black pepper

2 medium red onions, sliced into 1/2 inch think rounds

3 peaches, cut into wedges

1 bunch arugula, thick stems removed (about four cups) I just used the red leaf lettuce I had on hand.

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 ounces blue cheese, broken into pieces (I used more than that because we LOVE blue cheese and the kids love saying that they are eating mold:))

*Heat grill to medium-high.  Brush chicken with 1 teaspoon of the oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.  In a bowl, toss the onions, peaches, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

*Grill the chicken and onions until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are tender, 5-6 minutes per side. Grill the peaches until charred, 2 minutes per side.

* Toss the arugula with the onions, peaches, vinegar, and remaining oil.  Top with the cheese and serve with chicken.

I would also like to add that I did all the grilling and I don't ever grill anything. 

I thought I might get a little respect in your eyes…NO?

What are YOU having for dinner?

I am always looking for new ideas.

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  1. The Vintage Modern Girl

    that looks awesome! i will definitely be trying out this recipe! i love the idea of grilling peaches and anything with balsamic vinegar rocks!! dinner tonight for me? i’m making the husband take me out for Mexican food!!

  2. Annette Q

    I love that you left the table to make us bloggers a plate of your yummy dish! Heheh
    Looks great too, must try it, thanks for sharing

  3. Becky

    WOW!! Yummiliscious!! I think we will try this! We do a lot of lean meat and greens, so this will fit right in but be something different!! Thanks sweetie! And YES!! I do stuff like this too! My whole family laughs and rolls their eyes!!
    Have a lovely evening!

  4. Lori

    mmm mmm mmm that sounds SO good!!! i don’t think either of my boys would eat blue cheese though…i have been getting some good recipes from foodnetwork.com lately…

  5. The Flying Bee

    This looks so yummy! I had to laugh because I do the same thing. I make my hubby wait before taking his first bite so I can take a quick picture. He just loves that, let me tell ya! Anyway, I have a little carrot recipe that I am thinking of sharing soon. Tonight…shrimp stuffed chicken and veggies.

  6. tracey

    Ha…we just ordered from Stir Crazy! I too have been getting off track lately and not cooking as much as I would like (and I really do like to cook). Maybe I can redeem myself with this one! I still have your bread recipe hanging on the front of my fridge, just waiting to be tried…I’m definitely behind!
    🙂 T

  7. Any chicken recipe is good in my book and this one looks yummy. We did breakfast for supper tonight so I made choc chip pancakes and sausage. I love breakfast, so it is always a treat and we do it every once in awhile for a change of pace. We tend to fall into food ruts ~ I am like you though wanting to cook and bake and nest as the weather gets cooler.

  8. Tracy

    oh my friend – this not only sounds delish – but it sounds like we are exactly the same, too: cooking in the summer = husband at the grill. And now that it is fall…i’m SO motivated and excited to try new recipes!
    Saw it was snowing today – i can imagine the exciting smells coming from your kitchen….mixed with a little paint-fumes, too! Wait, was that a rogue thread in my dish? NO – doesn’t gross me out – I just love that you’re so creative in every aspect!
    Hugs – Tracy.
    PS – keep the recipes coming – I’m printing them and adding them to my rotations! xo

  9. Tricia

    That looks soooooo yummy! Very proffesional! I love to try new dishes, so I’m gonna be making that one!

  10. anne marie

    that looks fantastic!
    and if you don’t mind the drive, then pack the kids up and husband, and you can camp here at Na-Da Farm (just call ahead)….
    I’ll have the carmel corn ready that I make by hand…….I don’t do kettle corn…….
    hope you are having a good week – and have a great weekend……..

  11. Gena Orfali

    LOL! yep I get up to take pics of food and table settings (evidently) at crazy moements, since the reactions are quite hysterical!!! Looks, good will certainly try it out this weekend. xx Gena

  12. decorators fabric

    Thank you so much for posting the ingredients and procedure on how to make this Chicken With Grilled Peaches and Arugula. Now I have idea on what to prepare for dinner. Thank you!!!

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