Weeknights are probably not your favorite time to cook dinner. While some may relish the chance to be creative in the kitchen after a long day at the office, most people would rather just kick up their heels and relax for a minute. Once you're already on the couch, it's all too easy to stay there. But getting take-out night after night or relying on frozen, processed food isn't the best path to better health. Keep the following dinners in mind for simple meals that you can make on even your busiest days.
Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi
Shrimp and pasta is a meal that looks fancy but is actually extremely easy to make. This recipe uses shrimp that pairs perfectly with squash and pasta before adding just the right combination of garlic, pepper, and chives for dimension. The tomatoes add a kick of acid to make the dish just a little more complex.
Weeknight Black Bean Chili
Chili is not only easy to make, but it also tends to use up a lot of foods that you likely already have on hand. From sour cream to cheddar cheese, there are a variety of toppings that pair with the rich flavors of chile. You can even try putting in some of your favorite fruit as a way to play with flavor combinations. This recipe is inexpensive and takes just half an hour to make.
Baked Lemon Chicken
Springfield apartments smell better when there's a fresh scent like lemon wafting from the kitchen. This recipe is so delectable that it would please even the pickiest of eaters. It's engineered to inject flavor in every bite, making the chicken as tender and juicy as possible. Experiment with the ratio of herbs to find a flavor combination that really pops for your taste buds.
Cooking more starts with finding the perfect kitchen. If you're looking for a new place to live, The Residences at Springfield Station may be able to help. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our facilities and get a closer look at our gourmet kitchens. They're an excellent place to hone your skills and expose you to new (and hopefully more magical) flavors.