Bummed from my disappointing week and feeling the effects from skipping too many meals and eating irregularly during the week, I devoted some time on Saturday evening to making a good dinner. I had a mango and two plantains that I had purchased for experimentation, and they were starting to get the point of either use or refuse. Examining the other contents of my fridge and freezer led me to my creation: mango salsa chicken, fried plantains, and a fresh spinach salad.
The fried plantains were the easiest. I just put some oil in a pan and fried the plantains until they looked done. The salad was easy, too. Salads just take a while to prepare each of the pieces. In this case it was mango, tomato, celery, spinach, and walnuts. In retrospect, it was all easy. The chicken was just topped with some regular salsa and large mango chunks and fried in a pan for a while. After cooking, I topped with some more salsa. That was it. I prepared two chicken breasts so that I would have lunch the next day, and it turned out to be a fantastic meal. The wine was a Chateau St. Michelle Riesling, which happens to be my current favorite for casual dinner meals.