10.27.2011

a take in meal. also, just a really good meal.

I should really make chicken more often. Too bad sometimes it's just not that cheap! We're more of a cut-up-the-chicken-into-really-small-pieces-to-spread-it-out or use ground beef or just omit the meat altogether  kind of family.

But as I was thinking of ideas to take to a family who just had a baby last week AND they're moving to Cali on Saturday (talk about a whirlwind few weeks, but get this, he got a job with Google. I think that's rad) I wanted to take them something not only good, but also a little healthier, seeing as usually when you move you don't have a lot of fresh ingredients on hand, since you're giving them all away. Thanks to everyone who gave ideas via fbook and twitter. I really want to make spaghetti and french bread now :)

My mom suggested baked chicken with a fresh veggie and I knew that was what I wanted to make. After trying to decide if I wanted to make BBQ chicken, italian chicken, bruschetta chicken (the possibilities are seriously endless) I settled on "skinny chicken parm". AKA really good and simple chicken parmesean. I used Christy's, from The Girl Who Ate Everything blog, recipe and it was a hit. I made extra for Ryan and I to eat after we delivered the goods and it was great. I served it over angel hair pasta and some fresh, steamed green beans with a little sea salt. I even made these Pumpkin Brownies that I pinned weeks ago that everyone else in my family has made but me. They were awesome as well.

The meal + dessert came together in a little over an hour and I can't wait to make it again. I made this chicken parm from Simply Recipes last summer in DC and it was mega-good too. A little more work and a lot more calories, but I really love both and highly recommend them. Try 'em out!

4 comments:

  1. i'm gonna have to try that. also, those pumpkin brownies are insane. josh and i are making them again this weekend. we're addicted.

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  2. totally saw the pumpkin brownie recipe on here this morning and made them this afternoon and we love them!! we even took some over to a cute old couple in the ward who live in our complex :) thanks for posting it!

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  3. She got that recipe from the blog Skinny Taste! It is my favorite!! She has so many amazing healthy recipes! I seriously cook from her blog at least twice a week! But I have never heard of "the girl who ate everything" so thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm gonna try the chicken so thanks for the idea, the pumpkin brownies are amazing!

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