Some nights are big wild crazy kitchen extravaganza nights.
Most nights are not.
Some nights you just look into the fridge and see what you've got, and remember all those calories you packed away eating earlier in the week -- the lamb burger at the Breslin, too many curries at Tabla -- and you say, well, broccoli and chicken tenders will do the job.
But even chicken and broccoli, when properly attended to, can be lovely.
Chicken tenders, yes, are among the most boring ingredients available, but this method of preparation was such a success I'll certainly be doing it again: pound lightly until flat, sprinkle with salt and let rest 20 minutes or so, then dredge lightly in flour seasoned with cayenne, smoked paprika, and black pepper, and fry in a small amount of canola oil until lightly browned on both sides.
(Lightly, lightly, lightly: you see a pattern here?)
Not bad for a weeknight. Not bad at all, really.