Thursday, January 23, 2014

Caesar Salad

Cesar Salad
Yield: Serves 6


1 large head of Romaine Lettuce
1 baguette
1 tablespoon of fresh cracked black pepper
1 oz of anchovies
4 large cloves of garlic
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese


1. Cut your baguette in half. Set aside one half to go with dinner. With the other half, cut into cubes. Toss them in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, coat well, and then bake at 400 F for 10 minutes.
2. Wash and chop your Romaine. Toss into your salad bowl and set aside.
3. With the rest of your ingredients add to a bowl and blend up well with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. 
4. Toss your salad and add your croutons on top. 
5. Garnish with some fresh cracked black pepper and a sprinkling of  shredded Parmesan cheese.


Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan
Yield: Serves two


2 large chicken breasts (about 1/2 a pound each)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 egg
3/4 cup of homemade breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon of dry basil
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Heat your saucepan to medium and coat with olive oil.
2. Mix the herbs and breadcrumbs together and put on a plate next to your saucepan.
3. In a shallow bowl whisk your egg and salt.
4. Thoroughly coat each chicken breast in your egg and then move it to your breadcrumbs to coat. 

5. Cook each side of your chicken for about 2 minutes depending on how large. Each side should start to crisp up and turn a golden color.
6. In a baking dish, add your tomato sauce and chicken breasts. Sprinkle your cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake at 450 F for 10 minutes. 
7. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 

Enjoy your juicy chicken on a bed of yummy pasta! I made this recipe up as I went along. I used my husband and children as taste testers and it was both husband and kid approved! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Big News!

Big Brother, Cooper, and Big Sister, Chloe, have a news to share! 
We are so excited to announce baby number three due at the end of July!