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Friday, February 16, 2018

Rambling and a recipe.

I am excited to report that it is not even 11:00 AM yet and it is already 69 degrees.  I am not very excited to report that tomorrow it will be high of 42 degrees and rainy.  Blech. BUT - I'm going to enjoy the heck out of this sunny and warm weather while it's here.

Before I forget, I need to report on another meal that got two thumbs up from my husband.  And it was another chicken dish.  He normally doesn't love chicken unless it's fried but chicken is cheap and we have it at least once or twice a week.  Another problem that he has with chicken breasts (which are what I always buy be cause he doesn't like dark meat, why so picky?) is that they are normally too big.  So, I've been taking two  failry good sized breasts and cutting them in half longways and is just the right amount for the four of us.

The recipe that I made last night is low carb and high fat but IT. WAS. GOOD.  And since it got two thumbs up from Dan, I will be making it again.  It's called Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon and Cream Sauce.  It's got bacon AND cream so of course it's going to be good.

This is the picture from the blog where I found the recipe.  I was in too much of a hurry to eat mine and didn't take a picture but it looked just like this!

If you decide to make it, please note that I used a lot more mayo that the recipe called for.  I used a big blob on each piece of chicken.  I also took the breasts out after 40 minutes and tested with a thermometer.  They were done so I put them back in the oven and turned the oven off while I was making the sauce which only took a few minutes. 

I served this deliciousness with sugar snap peas that I sauteed in a little grease from the bacon as well as generous amounts of salt and pepper.  Dan even raved about the sugar snap peas! 

Things are about to get really busy around here. Sarah will start swim practice in a couple of weeks and Peter just started track this week.  His practice is every day after school.  So I will be running all over two counties getting everyone where they need to be and bringing them home.

I was mentioning all the driving I was going to be doing to Peter and he said, "Well, next year I'll be able to drive myself!"  And while that excited me on the one hand, it made me a little sad on the other.  Sometimes, our best conversations are in the car.  Especially if I can get him to take his headphones off!

I've learned that the best thing to do with my kids is NOT to ask them how their day went or how much homework they have when they get in the car.  A simple hello is good enough.  If they are in the mood to talk, they will.  If they aren't they won't.  But nothing riles them up more than me grilling them as soon as they get in the car.  Is that just my kids or are all teenagers like that??

All righty then.  I'm about to enjoy some delicious tuna salad for lunch. Oh meatless Fridays, why do you have to be on the day when I want a hamburger??


Kelli said...

Your. Hi ken recipe looks great... I will need to give it a try. Anything with bacon has to be good..right?!?

Madeline said...

So funny I was just thinking about what I should do for my lunch and every choice that sounds good has meat! Also funny, we were in the 40s the past two days and I was loving it! I need to move to the Carolinas I think. Have a good weekend.

Billie Jo said...

Oh! That chicken looks amazing!!!!
Thanks for the recipe.
I will pass it on to Peyton!
We are thinking McDonald's Fish sandwiches tonight...
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, right? : )
Happy Weekend!

Gigi said...

It IS sad when they get their driver's license - because yes, the best conversations were in the car.

I have my "go to" places for Friday in Lent. Today, I hit the mexican restaurant for a shrimp quesadilla.

Mari said...

That looks so good! I think my hubby (who also only likes chicken breasts) would like it.
I have to say - 42 degrees sounds wonderful! :)

Maria (also Bia) said...

I agree with your husband that boneless chicken breasts are often too big. My solution? I cut them in half lengthwise to make nice, thin chicken cutlets.

And it's funny about Lent and no meat. I'm not a big meat eater, but if I'm going to crave some red meat it will be on a Friday ... during Lent. So I hear you!

Have a happy week!