Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Couple of Drool-Worthy Food Pics

At the request of some of my spectacular readers, I thought I'd post a couple of yummy pictures of my most recent adventures in my little cucina.

Breaking All the Rules
The other day I faked it. That's right: I faked the chicken parm.

Though the culinary artistes in the crowd may cry out, “But, why?!”
My reply? “Because I can.”

It was a third gone before I remembered to snap a photo.  Whoops!
So, here's how it goes:
  1. Flour, egg, and bread some chicken cutlets (I actually used tenderloins, since it was what we had), then panfry in olive oil until golden on all sides (about 4 minutes total).
  2. Pour your fave jarred marinara in a baking dish (I used Rao's- mmm...).
  3. Place the chicken in the saucy dish, the cover in shredded mozzarella (you can also use sliced fresh mozz if you'd like.
  4. Throw the concoction in the oven until brown and bubbly (about 25 minutes at 400 degrees). The chicken should be cooked through.
  5. Serve with spaghetti. Voila!

Healthy Habits
Perhaps not the most beautiful of meals, but it's healthy and good.  That's got to count for something, right?

So I've finally decided to try my hand at bulgur. This dish called for spinach and basil leaves to be thrown in at the last minute to wilt with the warm wheat. Overall, the recipe was pretty good, but almost too filling. You can follow the recipe here: Real Simple's Chicken with Bulgur Pilaf
Mmmm... bulgur



  1. I love bulgur wheat. And there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with faking chicken parm.

  2. Yummy- my kids LOVE bulgur wheat and couscous... I usually add some roasted veggies and toss them in. I fake chicken parm (along with a few other things;) )often. Delicious faked or not... the chicken parm that is...
    Happy cooking!

  3. That chicken parm looks easy and tasty. I have not had breakfast yet and you made my tummy rumble. *lol*

  4. Ha! My tummy is in a constant state of rumbling!

  5. I found you on bloggymoms and I'm your newest follower. I am interested in trying a few of your recipes. I write a blog about how I'm changing my family's eating habits. We are learning to eat real food. It's a lot of work but so worth it! Always looking for new recipes. Thanks. My blog is

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