Thursday, April 20, 2006

Spring flowers

For our 1 month anniversary Justin sent me these flowers. Aren't they pretty? I love how they brighten up our dining room with color and the fresh feeling of spring.

Well, I'm back! I'm ready to start blogging again but I'm not in the middle of any exciting sewing projects, so today you're going to get a recipe! Justin and I have enjoyed cooking together and one of our best meals was Chicken Parmesan. I never knew that it was so easy to make and SO yummy.

We made this the first night that we had real plates and real silverware. We had eaten off of plastic ware for what seemed like ages, so we had reason to celebrate! We had candles, music, and sparkling grape juice with our chicken parmesean and salad. It was fun!

Parmesan Chicken
1 cup dry bread crumbs (needs to be a pretty fine consistency. We ground ours up in the hopper chopper)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3/4 cup melted butter
2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken but into 1" cubes or strips

Combine the dry ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken in the melted butter, then roll in crumbs. Place in a greased 15 by 10" sheet pan. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes.

Serve with pasta topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and a good salad!



  1. Hey JJ!
    I was surprised to see you posted! Pretty flowers!

    Lovely have to keep posting, ok?

    Love you lots!
    -Katie Marie

  2. Oh Jessica!!

    You are lucky to have a wonderful man that loves you!! I cant belive its been a month already!! And I will have to try your chicken parmasan... or how ever its spelled LOL

    Love ya

  3. Yum, I think we'll be having that for dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your marriage! I've enjoyed looking at your blog and projects from the archives and look forward to what you'll do next. ~Karen

  4. The chicken parmesan is great. I already tried out J's recipe and it's is delicious!

    Karen, is this my sister Karen? Or another Karen I may know?

  5. Hi. I'm Happymama (Kristi). I found your blog by reading By Grace. I enjoyed the pictures of your wedding dress. It's very hard to find a modest wedding dress. Everything out there is too low in the back, shows too much shoulder and chest and it's just terrible! But you looked so beautiful. Congratulations, by the way.

  6. This recipe looks great! I've printed it off and I'm trying it tonight! Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for new (and easy) things to try for my family!

  7. Just tried this recipe the other night and it was DELICIOUS! I'm so glad I ran across this! It is definitely guest-worthy! I ground up Pep. Farm Herb Stuffing mix for the bread crumbs and used whole breasts - they were so juicy! All 3 picky kids and my picky hubby liked it. Thank you, thank you!