Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This one is for Abby

I was going to post this last night, but had to leave for ballgames before I got a chance. (And sadly we lost both games.)

I didn't know what we were going to have for supper last night. We had to be at the ball field at 5:15 so I was thinking about just running by the burger shack and picking up some $1 burgers.

But, while grabbing a coke from the frig I saw a recipe on the back of a condiment jar and decided to try it. I did and it was a winner with the family.

We have been going through a difficult season in our house for a few months. It seems that we can't all agree on a good meal. Either the adults like the meal and the kids hate it, or the adults tolerate the meal while the kids love it. It makes me not want to cook!

Well, that isn't the only reason I don't want to cook!

Although Abby and I are sisters and share blood and some DNA we are pretty opposite on just about everything. Including our love to cook. Well her love and my disdain.

I thought it was funny that she would ask for help on supper at the same time I was wanting to post this recipe.
Here it goes:

1/2 C Mayonnaise
1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4tsp Italian style dry bread crumbs

Mix the mayo and cheese together.
Then slather the mayo mixture on top of the chicken.
Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top of the chicken.
Cook at 425 for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done.

It really was good, everyone liked it. It was quick and easy. Try it and let me know!

And here are my suggestions on making meal preparation easier and less time consuming.

Write down all the main dishes you cook and put them in categories, beef, pork, chicken, fish.
Then do your veggies the same way, corn, green beans, peas, grains, potatoes, etc.
Before you grocery shop pull a couple of items from all the categories.
(I only have beef, pork, and chicken on my list so I pull 2 from each category each week.)
This way you can shop according to the sales in your area and also the coupons you have on hand (if you do that kind of thing).

Hope this helps. I work better from a menu for the week then from just what I have in the frig and pantry.

And no, I didn't use the menu plan this week. I haven't even been to Walmart yet and its Wednesday! I'm surprised they haven't called to see where I am !

ps. Abby, hope this didn't make you sick!


hsmomma5 said...

That sounds yummy! I'll have to give it a try. I found one in a magazine the other day that was similar but coated in french fried onions. I love ff onions, so I think I am going to give that one a try too.

Sarah said...

LOVE the menu/shopping strategy! Smart girl! :)