Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's for Dinner

One of my favorite columns in Martha Stewart's magazine each month is What's for Dinner. What I love about the column is whatever meal she features includes an appropriate pairing of dessert and the meal is often uncomplicated, but always elegant.
Well, here's what we had for dinner tonight - Ina Garten's Parmesan Chicken with baby greens and lemon vinaigrette. Oh, and potatoes because I'm Irish and I can't have a meal without potatoes!

And this is what we had for dessert. Strawberry shortcake-one of mine and Jeff's favorite desserts. Had to try this recipe for cornmeal shortcakes. And only real whipped cream would do-YUM!

Having a great week and making progress around here. I'm planning to do some sewing tomorrow again and Brady is planning to play some golf with Daddy. TTFN!
Oh, here are the recipes:
Ina's Parmesan Chicken
from Barefoot Contessa Family Style
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs
1 1/4 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Unsalted butter
Olive oil
Salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry
Lemon Vinaigrette, see below
Pound chicken breasts until they are 1/4 inch thick. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. On a second plate, combine the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Coat chicken breasts on both sides with flour mixture, then dip both sides into egg mixture and dredge both sides in bread crumb mixture, pressing lightly.
Heat 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large saute pan and cook 2 or 3 chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken breasts. Toss the salad greens with lemon vinaigrette. Place a mound of salad on each hot chicken breast. Serve with extra grated Parmesan.
Lemon Vinaigrette
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper.


Nom said...

Did I miss my invitation??? I don't think I misplaced it! Looks yummy. Wish I had been there.

Anonymous said...

Pictur perfect! Looks yummy.