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Have you ever found yourself driving home from work and activities and realized that you have no idea what you’re making for dinner?



With a busy life of work and family, who has time to plan meals, right? I mean maybe once in a while, you can pull together a list and a dinner plan, but on those busiest days when you‘re driving home from work or activities - what do you do then? Especially if you don‘t want take out - again?



Delivered by me - Shannon Vavich, mom to seven, marine corps wife of 26 years, recipe writer, cooking instructor and creator of THE FLYING KITCHEN



After over twenty years of parenting a bunch of kids who are moving in EVERY direction, I‘ve written a collection of go-to recipes that are FAST, FRESH AND DELICIOUS. IN this podcast, I‘ll give you each recipe, one at time with a list of things you can buy right now - so you can go home right now, and cook an easy fresh dinner. Right now.



The Flying Kitchen EXPRESS is your back pocket dinner guide and helper.



In each ten minute podcast, I’ll give you a brief overview of DINNER TONIGHT. I‘LL GIVE YOU THE ingredients you’ll need so you can pop into the store on the way home, buy the ingredients, and I’ll provide you with the recipe and instructions. Both in the podcast and though the free companion app so you don‘t forget anything.



You’ll love my recipes for fantastic dishes like CHICKEN PESTO PASTA, BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR FRY, GOURMET FLATBREADS, EASY SOUPS, CHICKEN STRIPS FROM SCRATCH, SHRIMP FAJITAS, TACOS AND MORE



ALL FRESH, ALL PRESERVATIVE FREE. BALANCED HEALTHY MEALS. EASY.



It‘s simple. Just listen to the podcast on the way home and swing by the store. I‘ll tell you everything you need to know to make a great dinner for your family.



New podcasts twice a week. Twice a week. Let me do the planning . I‘ve got you covered.



Subscribe, and be sure to get the free app. Talk with you soon! Take care.

The Flying Kitchen (Express‪)‬ Shannon Vavich

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Have you ever found yourself driving home from work and activities and realized that you have no idea what you’re making for dinner?



With a busy life of work and family, who has time to plan meals, right? I mean maybe once in a while, you can pull together a list and a dinner plan, but on those busiest days when you‘re driving home from work or activities - what do you do then? Especially if you don‘t want take out - again?



Delivered by me - Shannon Vavich, mom to seven, marine corps wife of 26 years, recipe writer, cooking instructor and creator of THE FLYING KITCHEN



After over twenty years of parenting a bunch of kids who are moving in EVERY direction, I‘ve written a collection of go-to recipes that are FAST, FRESH AND DELICIOUS. IN this podcast, I‘ll give you each recipe, one at time with a list of things you can buy right now - so you can go home right now, and cook an easy fresh dinner. Right now.



The Flying Kitchen EXPRESS is your back pocket dinner guide and helper.



In each ten minute podcast, I’ll give you a brief overview of DINNER TONIGHT. I‘LL GIVE YOU THE ingredients you’ll need so you can pop into the store on the way home, buy the ingredients, and I’ll provide you with the recipe and instructions. Both in the podcast and though the free companion app so you don‘t forget anything.



You’ll love my recipes for fantastic dishes like CHICKEN PESTO PASTA, BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR FRY, GOURMET FLATBREADS, EASY SOUPS, CHICKEN STRIPS FROM SCRATCH, SHRIMP FAJITAS, TACOS AND MORE



ALL FRESH, ALL PRESERVATIVE FREE. BALANCED HEALTHY MEALS. EASY.



It‘s simple. Just listen to the podcast on the way home and swing by the store. I‘ll tell you everything you need to know to make a great dinner for your family.



New podcasts twice a week. Twice a week. Let me do the planning . I‘ve got you covered.



Subscribe, and be sure to get the free app. Talk with you soon! Take care.

    Lemon Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs

    Lemon Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs

    This podcast walks you through the simple steps to make this delicious, fast, fresh dinner of Lemon Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs.















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    If you are reading this on Apple Podcasts, click on this link to access the printable recipe on my website: The Flying Kitchen.com







    Grocery List: 10 – 12 chicken thighs







    2 lemons







    honey







    a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary







    salt







    pepper







    garlic powder







    olive oil



















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    Lemon Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs

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    Topped with little sizzly hats of lemon and drizzled with a delectable amount of honey, these chicken thighs are a zingy, crispy treat. A sheet pan full of them takes only minutes to assemble and they roast in the oven as you're unpacking groceries, helping the kids get baths, or sitting on your porch with a glass of wine.





















    Ingredients10-12 chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on2 tsp salt1 tsp pepper2 tsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powder1/2 cup honey2 lemons2 sprigs rosemary1 Tbs olive oil

    InstructionsMix salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. Place the chicken thighs on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spray (or brush) each thigh with olive oil.Equally distribute the seasoning mix over the chicken thighs – reserving just a little for later.Drizzle honey over the chicken thighs and tip each with a slice of lemon. Dust with a the last of the seasoning mix and a few more drizzles of honey.Sprinkle the rosemary leaves over the whole pan. Spray with a little more olive oilRoast at 400°F for about 45 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and has an internal temperature of 170°F.When eating, squeeze the remaining juice out of each lemon over the chicken and discard the rind.

    Podcast: Easy Ground Beef Nachos (with Taco Salad Option)

    Podcast: Easy Ground Beef Nachos (with Taco Salad Option)

    A great dinner that comes together very quickly, is versatile and ALWAYS a crowdpleaser!







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    Easy Ground Beef Nachos (with Taco Salad Option)

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    So easy! You can scale up or down, based on how many people you are feeding. The preservative-free seasoning combo makes a delicious crumbled ground beef that can be baked on tortilla chips or sprinkled on a salad. The garnishes really make the meal, though. Cheese, sour cream, shredded iceberg lettuce and more – make this dinner a "make your own" style meal that kids and teens especially love.















    Author Shannon Vavich





    IngredientsGround Beef (see note below)*** I use an 80/20 blend of ground beef (80% meat, 20% fat). I think it's more flavorful. You choose which blend works for you – they will all cook properly using these instructions. *** These measurements are for one pound of ground beef. Scale up for your preferred quantity. For my family, I use 3 pounds of ground beef. For a family of four, use one pound ground beef. Per One Pound Ground Beef:1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon chili powderNacho (and taco salad) fixings:bagged cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups of cheddar cheese per 1 pound of ground beef – use your own judgement 1 bag tortilla chips I use 2 bags for 3 pounds of ground beef1 container sour cream1 jar salsaripe avocado, or pre-made guacamole 1-2 head iceberg lettuce shredded additional cheddar shredded cheddar cheese to sprinkle on salad (if making salad)taco sauce Other toppings could be: diced tomatoes, diced red onions, sliced black olives, or anything else you might want.

    InstructionsPreheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper or aluminum foil.In a skillet set over medium-high heat: brown ground beef in olive oil, breaking it up with a spatula.While the beef is browning, add the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder. When the beef is cooked through and the seasonings are mixed in, take off burner and set aside.Pour desired amount of tortilla chips onto baking sheet. Distribute the cooked beef over the chips. Cover the beef with your desired amount of grated cheese. For the taco salad option, reserve some of the browned and seasoned ground beef to top your salad. Bake in a 400°F oven for about ten minutes. This will melt the cheese and toast the chips slightly.Serve immediately, topped with any of the toppings of your choice.For the taco salad option, fill your plate full of lettuce and top with ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream,

    Podcast: Chicken Pesto Pasta

    Podcast: Chicken Pesto Pasta

    This is the Chicken Pesto Pasta I describe in this episode.







    Chicken Pesto Pasta







    This is a fresh, delicious and easy family favorite that comes together in under 30 minutes. The garnish of kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil are entirely optional.







    Easy side ideas include a bagged salad and pre-prepared garlic bread.







    On my busiest days, I omit the garnishes and the sides and just serve this up right out of the pan.







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    Chicken Pesto Pasta

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    A fast, fresh family favorite. Fresh seasoned chicken breast, jarred pesto sauce and angel hair pasta cook up quickly and easily for a delicious meal in minutes.















    Author Shannon Vavich





    Ingredients1 pound chicken breasts fresh or frozen (and defrosted)3 Tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons garlic powder1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 pound angel hair pasta, uncooked1/2 cup reserved pasta water1 jar premade pesto sauce 6.7 ounce jars is a standard size for pesto saucemini mozzarella balls garnish (optional)pitted kalamata olives garnish (optional)grape tomatoes garnish (optional)fresh basil leaves garnish (optional)grated parmesan cheese garnish (optional)

    InstructionsIn a large boiling pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add about 2 tablespoons salt.Boil angel hair pasta until cooked through. Cut each chicken breast into 6-8 pieces. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet. Add the chicken breast pieces and cover with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sauté,stirring, for about ten minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add the pesto sauce and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water. Stir well. In a large bowl toss the pasta with the sauce. Arrange on a platter, garnishing with the mozzarella balls, kalamata olives and fresh basil or any other garnishes you have on hand.

    • 18 min

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The Podcast Everyone Needs Today!

Shannon always knows exactly what I need in my life. I’m so excited for this podcast! Easy, quick meals for my limited brain space. It’s also going to come in handy getting my kids and husband involved in cooking dinner so that I don’t always have to!

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