If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I have been using my oven way more lately. I love those kind of meals! You cut your vegetables in big chunks, add the meat, season the bunch, toss it in the oven and then you have around 45 minutes to do whatever you want (dishes? Movies? Homework?) until your food is ready. Chicken and veggies roasted to perfection? Yes, please!
And all of that for only 2,30 per portion! Sadly, I will need to move away from my Monday = affordable dishes from now on. I have to spend less time blogging because of school unfortunately, and having a theme on specific days is a bit too difficult. Will continue to upload affordable dishes during the week, of course!
As I mentioned a couple of times now I’ve been going back to school. Scary! Not only do I have to adjust to following classes and focussing on projects again, I also really need some time getting used to not being able to make my own schedule again. All of a sudden I can’t go to the gym in the morning anymore because I’ll have to go to school!
My blogging has definitely suffered, too. I used to be online nearly all day: working on my posts, looking for inspiration, replying to posts from other bloggers, networking on social media… Oh, and not to mention the cooking and baking I did! And now I have to spend a lot of time on my school stuff, too. It’s weird.
This is why I’m focussing a bit more on time management. I know school is my number 1 priority now, but I also know that I love this blog and that it would feel a bit like failing if I neglected it from now on. So what do I do? I plan! I’ve got my to do lists and an app on my phone that is called Forest (it’s so cool! If you don’t check your phone for half an hour a tree grows in your own forest, check your phone and the tree dies. I’m actually using it now, too!) and try to get as much out of my day as possible.
I really really need to get used to focussing again, so I started studying for half an hour with 20 minute breaks in between when I am at home. This really works! (And 20 minutes is exactly one episode of New Girl, yayy) I will hopefully be able to focus for longer periods in the future, but starting slowly is okay. And I plan my blogging moments, too: when I want to check Bloglovin’, when I want to post something on Instagram and when I blog. The actual writing is planned for weekends now, or if I have been productive enough during the day.
Chicken and veggies roast
Okay okay, enough of me talking already! Let’s get on with the recipe.
I used one of those oven bags to roast the dish in but usually I’ll just put everything straight in the oven tray. Either way is fine: I used one of those bags now to make cleaning up easier afterwards. (Score!)
- Garlic powder, 3 teaspoons
- (Smoked) paprika powder, 2 teaspoons
- Salt, 4 teaspoons
- Pepper, 2 teaspoons
- Zucchini, 1 half
- Bell pepper, 2 pieces
- Onion, 1 piece (I prefer red)
- Chicken fillet, 3 pieces
- Olive oil
- Start by seasoning the chicken fillets. If you like, you can leave this for a couple of hours so the chicken will soak up all the flavours.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Cut the zucchini, bell peppers and onion into rough chunks.
- Toss them in an oven tray and sprinkle with olive oil and some salt.
- Place the chicken fillets on top of the vegetables and place in the oven for 1 hour.
- It's best to spoon the juices/fluids in the tray over the chicken as often as possible, so the chicken won't dry out. I suggest doing this at least once.
- Done! Enjoy your delicious meal.
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