I picked this recipe to make as I think your DH & my DH are twins + it fit the ingredients I had on hand to make a 1-dish meal. This is what I call a friendly recipe ~ meat & potatoes DH friendly, kid-friendly, ingredient-friendly & budget-friendly. Your intro seemed to invite tweaking out of need or desire, so I used a frozen veggie mix & added garlic + onion since it was just for the 2 of us (no kids). It is an easy-fix, looks great on the plate & tastes good too. Thx for sharing your recipe w/us.