I believe it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve last posted this particular segment, so I apologize to those who have been visiting regularly expecting to see some food stuff only to find 50 Shades of Grey going on. Who knows, maybe it was a valuable, mind-opening experience. Maybe not. Either way, I’m back to the food stuff today.
We’ve been living a little thin lately – we’re moving to a new place in just a few days, so we haven’t wanted to go to the grocery store to buy food only to have to move it from one place to the next. In this case, it worked out wonderfully. We had some cheap, already breaded chicken patties in the back of the freezer so we decided to make that an opportunity to spruce them up and turn them into chicken parmesan. Great idea.
What really made this dish (in my mind, many Italian dishes), was the sauce that we made for our chicken parm. TBH, there really wasn’t anything especially out of the ordinary that I did with the sauce, but it turned out to be a particularly good batch. Sauce, carrots, onions, garlic, a bit of parm cheese, and some Italian seasoning. Pretty standard stuff for me, but it really clicked extra well this time.
We added that sauce to the top of our chicken patties (Tip: bake the chicken patties without the sauce until they are basically done, then add the sauce/topping for just the last few minutes; no one likes mushy patties…) along with some mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. We served that with a side of spaghetti, topped with the same delicious sauce and some fresh basil as well. This made a pretty phenomenal meal:
Don’t be afraid to take some of those “less exciting” products (i.e. cheap, already breaded chicken patties) and turn them into something a little more exciting!
And as always: Eat. Be Happy.