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June 26, 2008

Chicken Tenders Parmesean with Penne and Broccoli

Filed under: Chicken, Main Dish, Pasta, Vegetables — Tags: , , — bettylou79 @ 12:05 am

Yummy! This meal was quite tasty and easy as many of the recipes in Everyday Food are. When this was plated it looked like something you would get at a restaurant. I loved that I didn’t have to come up with a vegetable to serve with the chicken. It was all part of the recipe! Enjoy! After much searching the Martha Stewart Everyday Food website I have found that it is not online! ARGH!! I’m glad I wrote it down and kept the magazine!!

Chicken Tenders Parmesan with Penne and Broccoli


coarse salt and ground pepper

2 large eggs

3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan

1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs

1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders

1 3/4 cups tomato sauce (homemade or store bought)

4 oz part-skim mozzarella, shredded (about 1 cup)

8 oz penne rigate (ridged or other short pasta)

1 package (10 oz) frozen broccoli florets- I used 2 heads

1 TB olive oil

What to do:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dip tenders in egg, then in Parmesan mixture; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until golden, 2-4 minutes per side.

2. Preheat oven to 450. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Then top with chicken, remaining 3/4 cup sauce, and finally mozzarella. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, according to package directions, adding broccoli for last 2 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and broccoli and return to pot. Add oil and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Toss, gradually adding some reserved pasta water until pasta is lightly coated. Serve chicken with broccoli and penne.



June 13, 2008

Sloppy Joe’s

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — bettylou79 @ 4:50 am

This is a standby recipe that always seems to make it’s way through the rotation at our house during the cold fall and winter months. I know as my mom reads this post she will think of me when I was little and trying to eat my Sloppy Joe. You see, I wanted to eat it like a sandwich or even a Manwich, and pick it up instead of eating it with a fork. Of course holding it like a burger or a sandwich was not going to work, I was quickly in tears! Yup! My mom still brings that up to embarrass me.

Sloppy Joe’s

source: Family recipe


1 lb lean Ground Beef

1 small onion chopped

1/2 green pepper chopped

1 small bottle Ketchup

1 TB Dry Mustard

2 TB Vinegar

4 TB Sugar

1/2 cup water


1. Brown beef in frying pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain off all fat.

2. In medium sauce pan, heat ketchup, add onion, green pepper, mustard, sugar and vinegar.

3. After pouring the ketchup into the pan, fill bottle half-full with water then pour into pan.

4. Then add hamburger and mix thoroughly.

5. Cover and cook on low heat for 45 minutes, or until the onion and green pepper is done.

Taste as it cooks. You may want to add more vinegar or sugar.

Serve with warm hamburger buns.


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