Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What's For Dinner Doubles!

I know you’re probably wondering where my “What’s for Dinner’s?” have been this week. Not to worry, Nathan and I are not starving! Because of Nathan’s alternating schedule from week to week, I sometimes have to do dinner for one. Now, I could get all fancy and fix myself a nice big feast, but I usually just PB&J it (does anyone else enjoy this as much as I do?). Needless to say, Monday’s “What’s for Dinner” was one of those nights.

However, I was surprised on Tuesday to come home after my first day of work to a nice candlelight dinner by my sweet hubby. Nathan’s dinner was simple, but delicious! So, today I’m sharing two What’s for Dinner specials.

Enjoy! (unfortunately, I don't have pictures this time . . . they are on my camera, but I am too tired to load them-ha!)

Nathan’s Candlelight Dinner (a.k.a. Chicken & Rice)

***Helpful Tip: Gentlemen—your significant other does not care what you make her for a candlelight dinner. If you choose to make her one, she will be happy to eat whatever you set before her.

Here’s what you’ll need:

· 1 Package Knorr/Lipton Rice Sides in Creamy Chicken
· 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
· Italian Seasoning (to your liking)
· 1 TBSP vegetable oil

Here’s how to make it:

1. Grill chicken in sauté pan with vegetable oil and season with Italian seasoning
2. Cook rice according to package directions
3. Add chicken to rice and simmer

And here’s what we had for dinner tonight . . .

Cheez-It Chicken (this recipe was given to me by my pastor’s wife, and it’s YUMMY. Although it’s probably not the healthiest choice of chicken you could fix, it’s definitely a belly filler! I served this with green beans and potatoes—Nathan’s fav!)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thawed)
  • ½ box of Cheez-It Crackers
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2% milk

Here’s how to make it:

1. Crush Cheez-It crackers in food processor or by hand
2. Set up a “dipping station” for your chicken (as if you were going to batter it to fry)—one dish with the egg (beaten), one dish with the milk and one dish with the crushed cheez-it crackers.
3. Dip each chicken breast like so until all breasts are evenly coated: egg, milk, crackers
4. Place coated chicken in a greased baking dish, and pour ½ stick of melted butter on top.
5. Bake in 375% oven until cooked through (about 45 mins).

1 comment:

  1. that Cheez-It Chicken sounds amazing!!! :)

    And, I like your tip -- it really doesn't matter what the guy makes when he's made a dinner for you :)


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