Chicken Parmesan

Heathers' Fresh Cooking

Even though this is a classic dish, much loved by seemingly everyone in the food industry,  I had never tasted Chicken Parm until last night.   Based on its appearance alone, never was I tempted to order it in restaurants.  Seeing plates of breaded chicken swimming in tomato sauce flying past our table did little to pique my interest in trying it.

The other day,  when a Chicken Parm recipe showed up in my news feed I actually took the time to read it.   And, the video included in the link made it look so easy, it seemed the perfect dish to serve to friends last night.

Be warned, it will take the full 1 hour and 40 minutes, but the sauce and breading can be done before hand.  So, if you want to spend time with your guests, instead of hiding behind your stove, make the sauce and…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)

What's for Dinner Moms?

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the first  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker.

My family loves mushrooms. Me, not so much. I made this for a day I knew I would be one of the last people home and everyone before me would have dug out most of the mushrooms. You can still see a few on my plate but I used 8 oz of fresh chopped mushrooms in the dish so it started with plenty. It is just everyone kept eating them.

Verdict:

As I noted before this was a good dish for me to be able to leave cooking. The sauce was creamy and the chicken easily shredded after 8…

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Spinach Salad with Pan Seared Chicken Breast

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Not too taxing in the cooking department and still tastes great.   There are lots of ways to dress this, but honestly, a simple drizzle of good olive oil is really all you need.  This is on the lighter side, but still satisfying.

This serves 2 as a main course.

Spinach Salad

For the Salad

2 bunches spinach,  washed well, dried,  & larger leaves torn and tough stems removed

small handful of arugula, torn (optional, but highly recommended!)

2 hard boiled eggs, quartered

2 tomatoes, quartered

2 radishes, quartered or sliced

1 green onion, white and green parts thinly sliced

3 – 4 white mushrooms, sliced

Chopped preserved lemon for garnish (optional)

2 Tablespoons Olive oil

The Chicken

1 Tablespoon canola oil

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

juice of half a lemon

salt

pepper

Heat oil in frying pan, over high heat until oil is shiny.  Season chicken with salt and pepper and add…

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