It’s hard to believe that 2022 is basically behind us. Though overall this year found me getting back to the person I want to be (post-babies and “post”-pandemic), I did not try nearly as many new recipes this year as I used to. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I’d made note of any new-to-me recipes I wanted to share in this post. This year’s list is short, but delicious.
Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs – Budget Bytes
In recent years (partially due to The Lazy Genius), I’ve become a big fan of chicken thighs. They’re much more forgiving and flavorful than chicken breasts. The recipe ingredients are almost all pantry staples and the steps are as simple as combining the sauce ingredients (butter, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper and parsley), pouring the sauce over chicken thighs, surrounding the chicken with lemon rounds and baking. These Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs were juicy, tasty and a crowd pleaser.
Skillet Ricotta Pasta with Roasted Broccoli – How Sweet Eats
In 2022, our go to household vegetable was broccoli. I’m as surprised as you are that my three and five year old children decided they both generally liked broccoli, but I’m not complaining. As promised in the How Sweet Eats post, Skillet Ricotta Pasta with Roasted Broccoli is an easy and satisfying weeknight meal. The ingredient list is short, the sauce creamy and delicious and the broccoli is a great contrast.
Pearl Couscous with Olives and Roasted Tomatoes – Smitten Kitchen
Remembering this dish makes me miss summer. This dish takes a bit of forethought as it starts with roasting grape or cherry tomatoes for an hour, then cooling them to room temperature. Roasted tomatoes are always great and the pairing with flavorful couscous and Kalamata olives is perfect. Save this recipe for your next summer picnic or outdoor concert.
Want more inspiration? Check out the lists from recent years: