Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Chicken Parmigiana

Oh my this was so so so so so good.... YUMMY!!!

Chicken Parmigiana

Served with" Garlic Cheese Toast & Salad

from: The Pioneer Woman - you must visit her blogs if you haven't already..

Servings: 6

* 4 whole (up To 6) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Trimmed And Pounded Flat
* ½ cups All-purpose Flour
* Salt And Pepper, to taste
* ½ cups Olive Oil
* 2 Tablespoons Butter
* 1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
* 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
* ¾ cups Wine (white Or Red Is Fine)
* 3 cans (14.5 Oz.) Crushed Tomatoes
* 2 Tablespoons Sugar
* ¼ cubes Chopped Fresh Parsley
* 1 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
* 1 pound Thin Linguine

Preparation Instructions

Mix flour, salt, and pepper together on a large plate.
Dredge flattened chicken breasts in flour mixture. Set aside.

At this time, you can start a pot of water for your pasta. Cook linguine until al dente.

Heat olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted and oil/butter mixture is hot, fry chicken breasts until nice and golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Remove chicken breasts from the skillet and keep warm.

Without cleaning skillet, add onions and garlic and gently stir for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and scrape the bottom of the pan, getting all the flavorful bits off the bottom. Allow wine to cook down until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
Pour in crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add sugar and more salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook for 30 minutes. Toward the end of cooking time, add chopped parsley and give sauce a final stir.

Carefully lay chicken breasts on top of the sauce and completely cover them in grated Parmesan. Place lid on skillet and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer until cheese is melted and chicken is thoroughly heated. Add more cheese to taste.

Place cooked noodles on a plate and cover with sauce. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with more parsley. Serve immediately.

Hamburger Corn Casserole

I don't remember where I got this recipe from. It was good and Jake said it would be great burrito filling which I agreed with! It was frugal and easy! It was like other recipes I've tried. But I'll keep it for future use!

Hamburger Corn Casserole

Served with: Steamed Broccoli

From: My week on recipe group

This is a simple recipe and only takes one pan. Here is what you need:

1 lb hamburger
1 green bell pepper diced
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 small bag frozen corn
1 cup minute rice
chili powder to taste
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup water

In frying pan, Brown hamburger, bell pepper and onion. Drain off fat, add tomato sauce, corn, water and chili powder. Bring to boil. Add minute rice and turn down to simmer. When excess liquid is reduced sprinkle cheese over top and turn off from heat. Serve when cheese is melted.

Jeanne’s Sloppy Joe’s

I like trying the recipes from the Dougars because I know they are cost friendly as well as child friendly. I made this for dinner Friday night. I loved this recipe because it was so quick to make it was almost like I didn't cook at all. The liquid smoke makes this so yummy! I'll make this one again someday!

Jeanne’s Sloppy Joe’s

Served with Pretzels & Coleslaw

From: Dougar's Family Recipes

1 lb. ground beef/turkey
1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. BBQ sauce
1/2 envelope dry onion soup mix
2 tsp. liquid smoke

Brown & season meat, drain. Add all other ingredients, heat
Through. Serve on buns; enjoy!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

This Weeks Menu Plan :)

I'm going to try to post this every week. Then of course I'll be posting the new recipes I make that we like. This is my Menu plan for the next week. This week I even managed to plan what sides I'll have with each dish....

Breakfast Casserole W/Biscuits & Gravy
Creamy Chicken & Tortilla's W/Mom's Spanish Rice
Crispy Baked Chicken Legs w/ Mac n cheese, mashed pot. & corn
Finger Lickin' Good Porkchops share in Casseroles & Crockpots Recipes group w/steamed veggies
Hamburger Cornbread Casserole from Recipe Challenge group w/green beans & new potatoes
Hamburger Corn Casserole w/ chicken noodle sides
Jeanne's Sloppy Joe's w/pretzels & cole slaw
Pioneer Woman's Chicken Parmigiana w/cheese garlic toast & salad

Happy Cooking!