Friday, September 11, 2009

Just starting out...

Ok. So I'm new to all of this blogging stuff. Please bear with me. You won't find eloquent journaling here. I guess the goal of this blog is to share recipes and tips with others. I have been on facebook about a year and have been sharing recipes with others there. A few have suggested I start a blog, so here goes nothing. :)

I haven't always cooked like I do now. For too many years, I relied on processed, pre-packaged, or boxed meals to feed my guys. We had countless meals consisting of some sort of hamburger helper or hotdogs or those newer complete meals in a box. A little more than a year ago, I had an awakening. What was I doing?!? Moms were supposed to feed their families nutritional, REAL food, with veggies and stuff!! I started out with a few recipes and have been adding to my repertoire. I don't do fancy stuff. Our family consists of Reese, myself, and Blane & Skylar-2 growing boys who can be picky at times. I mainly try recipes that can be catagorized as 'home cookin'.

One new recipe that I have had success with is Chicken Parmesan. This was a big hit at our table this past Wednesday evening. Reese declared the dinner "awesome" and Skylar said it was "definately repeatable". It was also fairly easy.

Chicken Parmesan

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to about 1/2" thick

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

seasoned bread crumbs

2-3 Tbsp olive oil

Mozzarella cheese (slices or shredded)

1 jar (16 oz) spaghetti or marinara sauce

Parmesan cheese

-Preheat over to 350 degrees

-Whisk together egg & milk

-Dip chicken breasts in mixture, then dredge thru bread crumbs, coating both sides

-Heat olive oil in skillet over MED-HI heat.

-Brown chicken breasts in hot oil on both sides til golden brown, about 3-4 min on each side

-Place breasts in a 9x13" baking dish

-Top chicken with mozzarella cheese

-Pour spaghetti/marinara sauce over chicken

-Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and more mozzarella

-Bake @ 350 degrees for 35 min, or until bubbly

Serve with cooked spaghetti noodles (any variety), garlic bread & a tossed salad.

So, if you try this recipe, I hope that you and your family enjoy it as much as we did. More recipes will be following. I hope to eventually have a fairly decent database posted here. Until next time, happy cooking!

1 comment:

  1. We tried this tonight, finally! Audrey doesn't like spaghetti sauce, so I made left one chicken breast out of the baking dish. It was very good and we will have this again!