I'm eating pie with my coffee....no judging.
You know if you had some coconut cream pie leftover in your house too you'd sneak in a small sliver while the kids were at school. If not....YOU WOULDN'T GET A PIECE.
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Last night was dinner with the In Laws....what I make?
Both of which had me (and yes I was the one that cooked these) ohhh and ahhhh'ing with happiness. Quite embarrassing really....(not)
I didn't find a thing I didn't like...all things can be improved though...
The girl who blogged about the chicken has a much better photo than mine...she actually cut into hers....I was too much in a hurry to eat...(seriously...when pregnant with a houseful of ppl...you'd better hurry and eat) Or maybe it is I just forgot! (scratches head and looks around)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups (1 medium) zucchini, shredded
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Romano cheese (or parmesan)
- 3 oz part skim shredded mozzarella
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 thin chicken cutlets, 3 oz each
- 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and fresh pepper
- olive oil non-stick spray
Wash and dry cutlets, season with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add oil when hot then saute garlic a minute, or until golden. Add zucchini, 1/4 cup Romano cheese, salt and pepper and saute about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. When cool, add mozzarella cheese and mix to combine.
Lay chicken cutlets down on a working surface and spread 3 tbsp of zucchini-cheese mixture on each cutlet. Loosely roll each one and keep seam side down.
Combine breadcrumbs and grated cheese in one bowl; in a second bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper in another bowl.
Dip chicken in lemon-oil mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down in a baking dish (no toothpicks needed). Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spraywith oil spray.
Bake 25 - 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
I may or may not have snuck a half of some of the chicken for today's lunch
The lemon-oil mixture I think helps bring out the flavor .....great addition!
The kids actually ate zucchini ...(they say they hate it) You mix anything with Parm/Mozz cheese and you have a winner!!
As for the corn. My mouth was watering before I spooned a bite in.
This is from Southern Living November 2011. If you don't subscribe you really must....I have been for over 16 yrs and I have never ever been disappointed. In fact...I felt excited b/c for a handful of months my cousin was an intern for them taking photos. One issue she was sitting in some chairs in the background during a 'photo' set up for an outdoor woods party they did.
(sorry ....I got off track)
Again I followed the recipe to a T and didn't feel like I should change a THING....ok maybe add some chopped sauteed jalapenos ....but not everyone likes a kick in their corn.....
Fried Confetti Corn
- 8 bacon slices
- 6 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (about 8 ears)
- 1 cup diced sweet onion
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Coarsely crumble bacon.
- 2. Saute corn and next 3 ingredients in hot drippings in skillet over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until tender. Add cream cheese and half-and-half, stirring until cream cheese melts. Stir in sugar and next 2 ingredients. Transfer to a serving dish, and top with bacon.
As for dessert? I was craving Coconut again (sorry again Neely)
I felt I was justified in eating it (and now) b/c for the past 2 days I have been walking with a buddy.
Thanks to this fb garage site I met a neighbor who has 3 kids. She wanted to find someone to walk with early in the mornings before it gets hot. I have been dying to go walking ...more fun with a partner. Makes walking 3+ miles much more enjoyable with someone to
TALK THEIR EAR OFF chat with! We're gonna try and keep the fast pace until I can't move anymore. This is just what I needed hopefully to keep my swelling mild. (haha yeah right)
I'm glad I've found a new friend....