Is There Sugar in Syrup?

If you know that quote, I like you  :)

I felt a little like Buddy the Elf while making dinner tonight.

Why?

2 of our dinner dishes included maple syrup.

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For dinner tonight, we had Maple-Mustard Chicken and Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs (with a maple dressing).

The chicken was easy.

I thawed some chicken thighs today and just coated them with a mix of maple syrup + honey + whole grain mustard + dijon mustard + salt + pepper + garlic.

I spread the mustard mix on the chicken and baked them at 375 for about 45 minutes.

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This couscous dish was awesome! One of the best couscous recipes I’ve ever made, hands down.

We love Israeli couscous – it’s like little doughy pillows and is even better mixed with diced apple, cranberries, almonds, and a maple + apple cider vinegar dressing.

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No snack this afternoon – I had a crazy day with work, and not a “good crazy”. I just didn’t even think about a snack until the workday was over, and then I didn’t want to ruin my appetite.

I’m thinking that some of the last of my Mammaw’s fudge + some hot tea will be my snack tonight  :)

 

Football starts now!

 

19 comments

  1. I will use any excuse to work maple syrup into my meals :-) It goes sooooo well with roasted root veggies

  2. I absolutely love Elf. What a movie! And maple syrup isn’t too shabby either :) Your dinner looks fantastic!

  3. I made almost the exact same thing for dinner, only I used tofu. It turned out delicious!!!

  4. I love Buddy the elf and Hunni really is his embodyment :-)

  5. what’s your favorite color?! ;)

    love Will, and Elf, and maple syrup, and you :) xo

  6. Love that movie! I love mixing sweet with savory even better :) Your dinner looks awesome!

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  7. Your dinner looks fantastic!! I need to try couscous!

  8. I heart Elf! I love adding sweet flavors with main dishes. It is like getting dessert early :)

  9. Buddy the Elf, What’s your favorite color? LOVE that movie! Dinner looks fab :)

  10. haha love that movie :)
    The couscous looks delish!

  11. I looove Elf. That movie is so funny.

    Your couscous sounds awesome. I love adding fruit to my side dishes at dinner. Who says sweet is only for dessert?

  12. I <3 maple syrup :)

  13. Yummy dinner, I think maple tastes the best paired with savory.

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  14. mmm i love how pretty isreali couscous looks! i need to get some one of these days…

  15. At least you’re not pouring maple syrup over spaghetti. :)

  16. You’re the only person I ‘know’ that also has a Mammaw :) I always feel a little goofy saying Mammaw when everyone here says Grandma, Abuela, Nana, ect… AND…my Mammaw made me fudge this year too :) But I’m taking it to work tomorrow to share since there’s absolutely no good reason for me to eat a whole tray of fudge by myself. lol

    btw…got your response and I’m glad you’re okay!! And most glad that you enjoyed your break.

  17. This is weird! I was just talking about making maple-mustard chicken later on this week. Too funny! That Israeli couscous dish sounds and looks amazing. I’ve never cooked Israeli couscous before but I always love it whenever I eat it at a restaurant or from the WF salad bar. What a delicious dinner. I hope you are enjoying the new year!

  18. I’d really like to try Israeli couscous, because I tried regular and did not like the “tiny-ness” of it. This kind looks so yummy though!

  19. GREAT meals!! love your oatmeal..def like an almond joy candy bar!

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