Easy Recipes for a Delicious Family Meal with Land O’ Lakes #SauteExpress

Working in retail keeps me from cooking for my family every night, so I’m sharing easy recipes, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® and Land O’Lakes, to help make a delicious family meal.

Lemon Pepper Chicken w Grilled Vegetables #SauteExpress #shop #cbias


Can you feel the sarcasm in that statement?  Haha!  

But, seriously it is my chosen career path and I have learned to adapt, along with my wife and son, to the odd schedule I am forced to keep with being a butcher.  And, this is where I thank the people at Land O’ Lakes for creating the awesome product, Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter.  

As some of you may know, I was a chef for twenty years prior to changing professions to that of a butcher.  And being a chef I have never expected my wife to have to do much of the cooking.  I love to explore and create with new flavors to expose my wife and son to the awesome foods this planet has to offer.  Herein lies the problem!  

Saute chicken with #SauteExpress #shop #cbias

Working in a grocery store I am usually not home to prepare dinner for my family.  My wife and son have become rather spoiled by my cooking and when I am not here, bless her heart, the wife lacks the training and time to cook as I do.  After all, she works a full time job, writes her own blog, raises our child (awesome job by the way babe!) and drives our one car family all over the planet (I cannot drive a stick!).  

Land O' Lakes Saute Express #SauteExpress #shop #cbias

Anyway, I was shopping in Walmart one day and over in the dairy aisle I came across these Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter flavored butters and instantly fell in love.  The five flavors offer an amazing opportunity for my wife to cook without having to spend much time or effort in making a delicious meal for her and the boy.

Sauté Express offers five flavors for your creativity to run wild with:  Garlic & Herb, Savory Butter & Olive Oil, Italian, Lemon Pepper and Teriyaki.  All five have been tested and proven to be amazingly delicious in this household.  

Also, the website for Sauté Express offers recipes for you to try out and plan your weeks.  This is what we have been doing and it totally has been offering our family some desperately needed variety!  At the beginning of the week, my wife and I go through and decide what recipes we want to try and then we set up which day we want to have what. We make a quick trip to the store and our dinners for the week are set!

grilled portabella mushrooms peppers and aparagus #SauteExpress #shop #cbias


Here is a week of dinners for our family using Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starters:

Sunday          Lemon Pepper Chicken with Grilled Vegetables

Monday         Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

Tuesday         BLT Chicken Pasta

Wednesday      Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos  

Thursday        Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Friday              Italian Shrimp Caprese Pasta

Saturday         Teriyaki Chicken Bites with Peanut Sauce

Garlic Herb white wine sauce #SauteExpress #shop #cbias

Today, being Sunday, I prepared lemon pepper chicken with grilled vegetables, using the Lemon Pepper and Garlic and Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starters.

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Grilled Vegetables


  • 4 each thin slices chicken breast
  • 1/2lb asparagus
  • 3 Large portabella mushrooms (make sure to clean gills from underside of mushroom)
  • 3 Large peppers (assorted colors for contrast and flavor)
  • 2 cubes Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter: Lemon Pepper
  • 6 cubes Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter: Garlic and Herb
  • 2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine (Only use wine that you would drink, no cooking wine)
  • 2 Small Roma Tomatoes (Seeded and Diced)


Step 1
Combine oil, soy sauce, worcestershire, salt and pepper together and pour over the vegetables. Set aside
Step 2
In a saute pan, place two cubes of lemon pepper Saute Express and melt. Once melted, add chicken and leave on a medium high heat.
Step 3
Allow chicken to brown on both sides and continue slowly cooking until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Step 4
Heat up grill pan and place vegetables on and cook for two to three minutes per side.
Step 5
In a separate pan, add wine and tomatoes on a medium high heat and reduce until only 1/4 of the liquid remains. Add all six cubes of garlic and herb Saute Express into the pan and slowly stir. Once butter begins to melt, remove from heat and continue stirring until butter is completely incorporated and sauce is rich and thick.
Step 6
Arrange vegetables on plate, top with chicken and drizzle sauce over the top. Serve and Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Easy Recipes for a Delicious Family Meal with Land O’ Lakes #SauteExpress

  1. I tried lemon pepper and teriyaki this weekend and would now absolutely trust Michael to cook dinner! Let’s just say he is very challenged in the cooking department. Heck, I should send him to your house because I don’t cook asparagus and mushrooms (he loves them). The beauty of grocery shopping and cooking is picking my favorite vegetables. Ha!
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