Sunday, March 13, 2011


I think I'm the luckiest person in the world, to be in the company of my (almost) 93 year old Mom, who spoils me with attention and great food.

Tonight we had chicken for dinner. It was so wonderfully moist that I must share the recipe with you. It's not my recipe, or an old family recipe either - it was on the back of a Land O Lakes butter package.

So, in case you buy the store brand of butter, here's the recipe:

1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
6 (4 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  1. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, pepper and salt in a shallow bowl.
  2. Combine butter and garlic in a shallow pan.
  3. Dip the chicken in the butter mixture first and then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place in a shallow baking pan or tray and bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Now, Mother doesn't like garlic, but she does love sage, so we made an adjustment there.

And because I love mashed potatoes, well, I made lots of mashed potatoes. I don't know why, but I swear mashed potatoes in Pennsylvania taste a whole lot better than in the South. Are they fresher potatoes? Different varieties?

Good thing Mother and I both like V8, 'cause that was the vegetable....!

Sorry, no pictures of the dinner, but I have a little doodle for you that I made after dinner, while Mom and I watched TV and talked politics.
Not Bitin'
Whatever your life is like today, remember to count your blessings. Gratitude nourishes life.

And, thanks for reading this!


Anonymous said...

I just found what I'm going to cook for dinner tonight. Will let you know how it turns out.

Thanks mom,


Anonymous said...

LOVE this very smart fish! You really should make a pact with create a drawing/doodle every day!