Tonight’s menu is a combination of tried-and-true methods and experimentation with ingredients. For instance, I have often roasted stuffed chicken breasts, but not with the filling I propose here. I also tried the idea of roasting green beans in the oven—superb! And the rice dish provides a nice foil for the other components of the meal.

Roasted chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, pecans, shallots, and sliced red grapes
Brown rice pilaf featuring the “holy trinity” (onions, celery, & red peppers)
Green beans roasted in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper

Butterscotch cookies