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Lunch Date With My Man!

jessica | September 23, 2015

YOU HAD ME AT HELLO!

LUNCHES ARE ALWAYS BETTER WITH FRIENDS,

ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND!

Now that the kiddos are in school, Jep and I try to each lunch together as often as possible.  Even if you have a busy schedule, it’s important to stop and enjoy spending a little quiet quality time together.  If you work outside the house, you can easily prepare lunch the night before or morning of and meet up at the park or somewhere convenient. One of our favorite lunches is a grilled chicken tenderloin salad.


Grilled Chicken Tenderlion Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ¼ purple onion
  • ¼ cup of shaved carrots
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • ½ cucumber
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • olive oil
    • your choice of seasoning (I use)
    • sea salt
    • black pepperTony Chachere’s
    • Worcestershire sauce

* Your favorite cutting/chopping knives (Cutco is my fav)!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:

  • 1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch –Salad Dressing (buttermilk recipe)IMG_0568

  -Recipe calls for:

>1 cup mayo

>1 cup buttermilk

 

Hidden Valley Ranch

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Mix all the ingredients together until well blended (I like to use a whisk). Or follow the directions on the back of the package. Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.


Grilled Chicken Tenderlion Salad

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 Start off with the chicken tenderloins. (Remember to stay sanitary when dealing with chicken)! Trim away all fat and cut into small cubes. (I cook with olive oil so you won’t need the fat).

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Put about 1/4 cup of olive oil into a stainless steal pan. ( Mines from Williams-Sonoma)

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Add chicken and season to your taste. I use sea salt, Tony’s Chachere’s, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. If you use Worcestershire sauce wait until the outside of the chicken is cooked to add.

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Cook on low heat until chicken is done. (chicken is not done)

Meanwhile:

Boil your eggs. (Mine are organic, fresh from my chickens out back).

SALAD PREP TIME!

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Jep and I try to take any chance we can get to spend

time together.  When we aren’t filming we are usually

together.  I think we make a pretty good team! Wink Wink!

REMEMBER:  Wash and Chop up the lettuce.

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Wash and chop up red and green bell peppers. Make sure you get all the seeds out.

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Wash and chop up cucumber.

I love cucumber, but it’s not Jep’s fave

so I only add a little, but you can add as much as you’d like.

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Chop purple onion fine. Then, add all the veggies together in a salad dish.

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So proud to have organic eggs straight from our chickens.

Shell and chop!

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I love my KitchenAid cheese grater, but any grater will work. Add as much cheese as you would like.

The Robertson family LOVES cheese… on literally everything!

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This chicken is good on anything.  Our kids love for me to make this chicken for quesadillas, and a la carte.

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Prayer is BIG part of our lives.  Not just before dinner or at church, but a daily must.

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I will have to admit that ranch is NOT Jep’s fave… he’s a thousand island fan, BUT he does love homemade ranch!

Homemade is always better!

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Enjoying good food with my man…my best friend.


There is a tutorial on how to make the cute wood chalkboard in the create section!

14 Comments

  • Karen Tipton September 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Nice! yum on the salad.
    Karen T

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  • Holly Loube September 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I love this post! This is one my favorite dishes and your version looks amazing. You are so right about spending time, it makes all the difference 🙂

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  • Amelia Dolden September 23, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Michelle Lyon September 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing…..and also sharing about the importance of making “dates” as much as possible. My husband and I both have very busy schedules which can be demanding on our relationship. We just celebrated 25 years together thanks to God and having “date nights” a priority once a week. Even if we have to incorporate a run to the tractor shop or feed store while we are out…at least we are together.
    God Bless~
    Michelle

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  • Kimmi G September 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Homemade is ALWAYS better!!! <3

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  • kirstin September 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Love a great salad! When my hubby was on staff at our church it was easy to meet for lunch. He has had a new job that doesn’t make that possible at all, but every once in awhile, especially if our kids are gone we’ll meet for dinner!

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  • Aileen September 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    This looks great!! Yummy. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  • Jennifer Stephens September 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    We love to do a steak salad as well. Thanks for the post!

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  • Nichole September 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    This looks so good! I think I may make this for lunch today!! I love that your day is surround by making Jesus the center of all the are and do. Without Him I’d be lost!! Looking forward to more posts!!

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  • Kimmie Sue October 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Made this for the family last night. Huge hit! More recipes please!

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  • Tissy October 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    You are precious, Jessica. You’re right…..true beauty never fades, and you my dear, are beautiful inside and out. My prayer for you and Jules Jeptha (love that old name) is that you will both love God and each other for as long as you shall live. May your children grow up to love Jesus with all of their hearts, and live godly lives. (Proverbs 22:6). Be blessed, sweet girl, the BEST is yet to come.

    Love,
    From a retired 65 yr. old GA educator who loves Jesus with all of my heart!

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  • Wendi Woolwine January 28, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Just found your site/blog and (along with everything else that has anything to do with you) I love it! I have always watch Duck Dynasty and love everything and everyone in it, I have always found there to be a warm, honest and fun loving relationship that you and Jep share. So glad to see your family filling our tv with all the awesomeness and love you generate!! Jep and Jeeessicaaaa: Growing the Dynasty comes on tonight!! Second show and I can’t wait! Stay strong and sweet sistaaa!!

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  • Nickie February 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I love lunch dates. The past couple years we have been more creative in the lunch date. Our oldest 4 are in school and then we usually have someone hanging around. We also might sneak out on Sunday night while the kiddos are in their church classes.

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  • Lacey Pollard March 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Y’all are so cute together! God bless you! 🌻

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    Hello! My name is Jessica Robertson and I’m married to the youngest Robertson, Jules Jeptha, and yes I love the BEARD!

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