I walked in the door, put a put a pot of water on to boil for pasta, pounded out the chicken breasts, added a tablespoon or so of green peppercorns to half a cup of chicken broth (so they could soften) and made chicken piccata for dinner with pasta on the side. On the table in 30 minutes. It took the water longer to boil then it did to make the whole dinner. The pasta was what was left of the homemade batch I made a week or two ago. I had dried half of it.