Monday, August 31, 2009

Second Voyage

Well hello again! It's Aleisha speaking... It is the end of cooking night number two and here is what took place in our kitchen...

Chicken Parmesan

Smore Bars

Monday night is a very busy night for all of us. We all have night classes on this day so trying to find time to fit in dinner was a bit of a challenge. Luckily, my class doesn't start until 7 so I was able to get a jump start on not only dinner, but dessert also.

Nobody likes to eat a cold dinner and since our schedules just happened to work out to where I leave before any one else gets home I decided that I could do the majority of the prep work for dinner and put it in the fridge and then the boys, who ever gets home first, can finish it up and pop it in the oven so that we can all have a hot meal (Caleb got home first).

So without further ado here is what it takes to have a dinner similar to what is pictured above...

Chicken Parmesan

2-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts ( 1 for each person eating)
2-4 Cups of Bread Crumbs
4 Tablespoons of butter
4 Tablespoons of cooking oil (your choice)
1lb of Mozzarella Cheese
I Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees F.

SPREAD the bread crumbs on a plate.

COAT chicken breasts with bread crumbs (press down firmly while coating with bread crumbs).

ON medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Sautee the breaded chicken breasts until they are deep golden brown on both sides (they will not be completely cooked, they will finish in the oven). Drain on plate with paper towels so that they don't get soggy.

PLACE 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish large enough to hold the chicken breasts in one layer. Add the chicken breasts to the baking dish; top with the remaining sauce and then top with Mozzerrella cheese to your hearts content.

COVER with foil then cook the chicken Parmesan in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken breasts are cooked thoroughly.

Serve over pasta and voila! You have a fast and yummy home cooked meal.

Now, for those of you with a sweet tooth (sweets are my weakness)...

Smore Bars

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)
  • 41/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs. Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms. Press into ungreased 13×9-inch pan.
  2. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt.
  3. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.
  4. Set oven control to broil. Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate.
  5. Broil with until marshmallows are toasted. (Watch closely; marshmallows will brown quickly.)
  6. Cool 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Serve warm.
  7. Store any remaining bars tightly covered.
  8. ENJOY!

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