After a period of eating lots of pasta and asian dishes, I was ready for a yummy American home cooked comfort food. The above meal was REALLY simple to make. My husband is currently waiting for his training to start for his new job so I have put him to work at home while I'm gone for the day. While I was at work I instructed him to defrost some chicken and peel and wash 4 potatoes. When I got home from work I poured some Italian dressing over the chicken (I'm not much for measuring... I'm more of a taste test, shake-spices-until-it-looks-good, kind of girl). So anyway, I poured some dressing over it and left it to marinate for an hour while we left to star in a commercial a guy in our ward is shooting for work.
When we returned I just chopped up the potatoes, threw them in some boiling water, and let them cook until they were soft enough to mash. While the potatoes were boiling, I pre-heated the oven and threw in some Pillsbury biscuits. Once the potatoes were ready, I strained them (forgot to save some of the starchy water for gravy), and put the chicken on the stove to start frying. I poured the italian dressing marinade over the chicken to keep the chicken moist and so the flavors would cook in. I left the chicken to cook on medium heat while I took care of the potatoes. I made simple home made gravy by melting some butter on the stove (again, no measuring), and then adding a couple tablespoons of flour and whisking it together until smooth balls or chunks were created. Then I immediately added milk and whisked continuously until all of the balls were dissolved into the milk. I then added salt and pepper to taste as well as chicken bouillon to taste. I stirred frequently in between mashing the potatoes. For the potatoes I added milk and butter until I got the consistency and taste that I wanted and added salt and pepper to taste as well. Somewhere in all of this I also poured some frozen green beans into a pot with a bit of water to cook.
In the end, everything got done at the same time and didn't take long at all! The chicken was DELICIOUS, even though it was a simple marinade. My husband gobbled it all up and I as usual loved the mashed potatoes and gravy.