Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easy Peasy Chicken Parm

This is so yummy and SO easy! Even though it's called chicken parmigiana I prefer to use monterey jack on top :) So, here goes...

Boneless skinless chicken breasts (as many as you want/need)
Bread crumbs
melted butter
spaghetti sauce (or marinara, your choice)
cheese!!! (your choice, I like monterey or provolone)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim your breasts, place in bag (I prefer a grocery bag so I can easily toss the mess when done)) and BEAT YOUR MEAT! HAHAHA! I just had to say that. Alright, so you want to tenderize your chicken until it is uniform in thickness.

Dip in melted butter and then flip flop on a plate with bread crumbs until completely covered. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes. Spoon on sauce and cover with cheese. Bake about another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Presto, you have chicken parm!!!

I serve with some spaghetti noddles tossed with the left over sauce and a salad. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Barley Beef Skillet

I got this recipe out of "Healthy Cooking", the magazine. I am going to make it tonight for dinner ( might be tomorrow night if I don't get to the store soon since my meat spoiled).

1 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 can (14.5 oz) reduced sodium beef broth
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 small carrots chopped
1 small tomato chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1 small zuchinni chopped
1 cup uncooked barley
2 tsp italian seasoning

In a large skillet cook beef onion and garlic; drain. Add the broth, tomato sauce and water to beef; bring to boil. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 mintues or until barley is tender.

*Update- I doubled the barley, doubled the broth and added half a cup of water. I should have also doubled the veggies and will do so next time. This meal was good but seemed to be missing a "wow" factor. However, you can't beat lean meat, veggies and whole grains! Please let me know if you try it!

For you!

I frequently post about the yummy food I make on Facebook and have had numerous requests for recipes. I thought I just might start a blog with the yummy dishes I make! I will keep up with the new recipes I try and as time permits, blog my tried and true ones too! If you have a request for a recipe you have heard me mention, please don't hesitate to ask!