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Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

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!!

Garlic Lover's Chicken
(And, who doesn't love garlic?!)


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

paprika (optional)

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...


On Stage said...

Looks Yummy! I tried two new recipes this week (turkey feta burgers and talapia tostadas). Unforntunately they did not go over well with the little ones. My husband and I enjoyed them though!

Brandi said...

That sounds really good. :) Parm and garlic are two of my best friends!

Jewel said...

Another delicious-sounding recipe to add to my collection! Thank you, Mrs. NB! I'll let you know when I try it!!

Mummy McTavish said...

I LOVE garlic!!!

What is different about Italian style breadcrumbs? Herbs mixed through them?

Our boss doesnt like garlic. He used to live in France and reckons he had enough garlic then to never need to eat it again... I say there's no such thing as "enough garlic".

mommy4life said...

We have one very similar and sometimes I used crushed total cereal or cornflakes if we don't have breadcrumbs around! Yummy!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

O.K., first of all I have not sat on the bed in years. Second of all, I get dressed for work every day in the dark because the princess can not be disturbed. Third of all I did wake up every time you snoozed the alarm and I was aware of you. I just ignored you. I did not wake up when you left though. Thanks for the kiss. Mrs. Nurse Boy is just lashing out because I slept until nine AM. I still love you.


Imperfect Mom said...

Allrecipes is a great site. So is the Kraft recipe site. I think recipekey.com allows you to enter what you HAVE in the house and puts a recipe together.

Good stuff. Have I mentioned that we've existed almost entirely on sandwiches the last few weeks while we work on the house?

He & Me + 3 said...

We are so much alike. I love it. I totally give my husband a hard time too about him getting ready in the morning & waking me up.
That recipe sounds awesome. We always have a freezer with Chicken Breasts too. My kids are sick of chicken. :)

Mother Mayhem said...

Did the garlic kill the stench of burnt eggs? Ick.

Boy Mom said...

Burnt eggs are the worst.

I so don't like mornings so why am I up at 7:30 AM commenting on peoples blogs? I know...because I worked so much in the past twenty-four hours that when I fall to sleep I dream I'm still at work. Not nice.

I love garlic Adorable Hubby does not. Hmmmm, I may make this with extra garlic and extra sweet nothings next time he irritates.

momstheword said...

This looks yummy. I will have to make this!

My hubby is usually up before me. He has always been an early riser. He just likes to stumble out of the room in the dark and stub his toe, I think.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Awesome! I'm trying this this week! Yes! It looks great! And I need new ideas!