Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Rare Home-Cooked Meal

This one is for Lisa who is longing for a home-cooked meal after only about 3 weeks.
Parmesan chicken, some asparagus and one of Lisa's favorites, something we like to call fried noodles. It's actually orecchiette pasta, cooked then fried with a pesto made of basil, Parmesan, orange zest, lemon zest, lime zest, almonds and olive oil.


Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

on a high protein diet for another week. Banging my head against the wall after looking at all of the delicious food.

9/18/2008 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Sheri and I or - one of us - prepare a home cooked meal nearly every night. I think we eat out once every two weeks. I prefer home cooked. Plus, it's cheaper and we don't use gas.

9/18/2008 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Krimo said...

There is version of Parmesan in Middlesbrough,UK totally loaded with calories. Not very appetizing but it is very popular after a few drinks.
Yours looks very healthy, Mary.

9/18/2008 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger D.K. Raed said...

Mary your food looks good enough to frame! I'm almost slobbering. almost.

9/18/2008 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger The Beltway B@stard said...

I love orecchiette! It's Italian for little ears you know.

My wife fries it with olive oil, Italian bread crumbs, parmesan, and pancetta.

9/19/2008 01:50:00 AM  
Blogger Krissy Doyle said...

Looks so delicious. All of it! Now, how about sharing a recipe or two? :)

9/19/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

ole blue- well you could eat everything but the pasta.

RR- we don't eat out the other nights we just come up w/something on our own as everyone has different schedules.

Krimo- Interesting parmo there. I also make a traditional chicken parmesan with red sauce but this is a little lighter.

dk- gee. I'm flattered! Thanks

BB- I love it too! I like your wifes version. I put pancetta in everything if I have it on hand.So much you can do with it but I will try hers.

Krissy- I'm telling you I don't measure on this kind of thing I just make it and throw in what I have. Trust me whatever you throw in w/fried pasta is good. The asparagus is sauteed w/shallots and garlic add s&p.
The chicken parmesan is just thin chicken cutlets (I pound them) dipped in egg whites and then shredded parmesan and cooked in a pan about 3 minutes each side.

9/20/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Oh yumm. I cook most nights - healthy, from fresh - but minimal. This looks really really tasty!

9/24/2008 09:25:00 PM  

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