Simple Chicken Parm

chicken parm


I love Italian food and my Nana used to make some awesome Chicken Parm. However, I remember her recipe was a lot more involved than what I’m used to so I decided to switch things up to make them a little easier.


4 chicken breast cutlets

1 egg

1/2 cup flour

2 cups Italian style bread crumbs

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1 cup marinara sauce

some mozzarella to top it off


  1. Lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl.
  2. Place the flour in another shallow bowl.
  3. In a third bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parsley, and about 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Dip each cutlet into the egg first, then coat with flour. Finally dredge in the bread crumb mixture.
  6. Place the cutlets on the baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  7. Bake at 450 for about 15 minutes, until cooked through.
  8. Remove the cutlets from the oven and sprinkle with mozzarella. Return to the oven and bake until cheese melts.

That’s it! I love that I can make this quickly, even on a busy night. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.


Menu Plan Monday 2/12/18



February is in full swing! We had an exciting week last week with family in town, but I didn’t get to do a lot of cooking. This week, we are back to normal, although a little sad missing the extra family members. Here is the menu for this week:

Monday: Stuffed Squash

Tuesday: Chicken Quesadillas

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Pork and Pepper Stir Fry

Friday: Dinner out

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.

Menu Plan Monday 1/29/17


Have you had those weeks where you set goals and then everything got turned upside down? That’s kind of how my week is going. Between the flu/parents in the hospital/car problems I’ve had to adjust on the fly a lot lately. So, this week I am focusing on cooking meals that make large batches, allowing us to eat leftovers and reducing how much time I have to spend in the kitchen. Here’s our menu for this week:

Monday: Chicken Lime Soup

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Pork and Black Bean Soup

Friday: leftovers

Hopefully next week things will calm down a bit! thanks for stopping by!


Menu Plan Monday 1/22/18

I am so excited! My hubby will be celebrating his birthday this week so we have a family day at Disney planned along with dinner out with friends. As much as I love to cook, I also enjoy dining out every once and a while. At Disney, we have reservation at the Canadian restaurant at Epcot, and then we are going to a local place with friends on Wednesday. So, this is the (limited) menu of what I will be cooking this week:

Monday: Chicken with Rice and Beans

Tuesday: Dinner at Disney

Wednesday: Dinner with friends

Thursday: Pork and Pepper Stir Fry

Friday: Tacos

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.


Happy New Year!


Can you believe it is 2018?? I remember when we hit 2000 and I swear that feels just like yesterday! I hope you all are enjoying the holidays with the people you love. This post today is about traditions, specifically our New Year’s Dinner tradition. As a kid growing up in the South we always ate our peas and greens on New Year’s Day. I never questioned it, until I got older and my Nana died. Then I wanted to know why she always made the meal she did every year. Turns out, I was one of the few people who wasn’t aware of the tradition, as many people I talked to already knew. But, just in case you don’t here’s what I found out:

Pork: we eat pork because in the South people who owned pigs were more prosperous and because pigs search for food by moving forward with their snouts

Greens: the greens we eat represent paper money, which we want more of in the new year

Black eyed peas: these represent coins, again, taking us back to our prosperity theme. However, I also found out this may have some Civil War roots because apparently when Northern soldiers burned the crops they chose not to burn the peas because they considered them to have no value, so the Southern soldiers were able to survive by eating the peas

Cornbread: this represents gold!!

Now, I don’t know how much of this is true, but it’s what I found out from talking to my family and friends, and even if not, it makes a great story.

So, this was our New Year’s Day menu (with links for recipes)

Grilled steak and jerk pork medallions

Collard Greens with bacon

Spicy black eyed peas


Thanks for stopping by! I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year!


Merry Christmas!

Yay! It’s Christmas! My most favorite day of the year. Yes, I am one of those people. I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, and we put up two trees! I just love the holiday season! This year for dinner, I am trying to do something different than usual though. I mean, Thanksgiving was only a month ago, and I don’t want to eat all the same stuff. So in addition to ham, this is what I am adding to our menu:


Mac and Cheese

Roasted Corn Salad

Mashed Cauliflower

But of course, I have to make my traditional dessert or my family will riot:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!!


Menu Plan Monday 12/18/17



Wow, Christmas is almost here! Are you done with all of your Christmas prep yet? I still have some things to do, but I should be finished by Friday. (I hope). In the meantime, here’s what’s on our menu for the week:

Monday: Italian Stuffed Peppers

Tuesday: Spinach, Bacon and Bean Soup

Wednesday: Corn Chowder (crock pot)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Chicken on the grill

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.