Chickpea florentine (recipe in the comments)
Chocolate ice cream
Here's a dish J loves, while M's usually luke warm. It's an odd combination of flavors - roasted peppers, lemon juice, spinach, and chickpeas, flavored at the table with a tiny bit of soy sauce. that said, it's a wonderful alchemy and very filling. It's a stormy night here so the warmth is welcome, but the dish is light enough for summer. We made several alterations (reflected in the posted recipe) to tailor this to M's preferences and the effort was very helpful. Both of us liked this better than usual - enough so that I think M will be happier to see it in the rotation.
Chopping: Onion, garlic, roasted peppers, oregano, spinach
Time: 35 minutes
Make ahead: Make the rice fresh, the chickpeas keep beautifully.
J: "Even better than usual!"
M: "A step forward on an old stand-by."