IT IS FRIDAY!!! Yesterday I got up before the crack of dawn and headed to a day-long conference for Preschool Teachers. For the first time in years, I had to get out of bed BEFORE Nurse Boy. While it was painful, since mornings and I are not friends, I would just like to share that I DID NOT:
1. wake anyone up.
2. sit down on the bed (where my spouse was peacefully sleeping) to put on my shoes and socks.
3. lock myself out of the house with the car keys still on the inside and then use my cell phone to call my sleeping spouse to unlock the door and hand me the keys.
Nope. I did not do any of those things. And, we won't mention who has done these things in the past. Let's just say that I hope he enjoyed his morning of sleep. And, the eggs he burnt for breakfast. I can still smell them. Yum.
Now, on to dinner! (Stop thinking about the burnt egg smell. We will be OK. Really. I think.)
I have discovered a new website for recipe ideas. It is allrecipes.com. The other day I had NO IDEA what I was going to make for dinner. I was tempted to have Nurse Boy bring home some pizza, but I resisted the temptation. Instead, I went to allrecipes.com and looked for recipes that contained the ingredients I had on hand. And, if you know me at all, you KNOW I had chicken on hand. It is a sad, sorry day if I don't at least have chicken breasts waiting for me in the freezer!
I found a recipe and tweaked it according to our preferences and my pantry. This stuff was quick, easy, and everyone ate it!!
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (Italian style works best, but plain will do.)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons parsley (I used dried.)
1/4 cup milk
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
4 Tablespoons olive oil
minced garlic, the equivalent of 2 cloves
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1. In a large bag or bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then roll or shake in the crumb mixture. Place in a greased 13X9 pan.
2. Combine butter, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice and drizzle over the chicken. Sprinkle with paprika.
3.Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Simply delicious!!! After you eat this stuff, make sure to whisper sweet nothings to your sweetie.
He will love you for it. And, he might deserve it if he sat down on the bed to put on his socks and shoes while you were still sleeping.
No wonder why I have so many nightmares about earthquakes...