June 25, 2020 ~ Pat. Pat. Pat. Patting ourselves on the back. We successfully accomplished fifteen days of different dinners!
If I were to classify my enjoyment level of cooking prior to the challenge I’d put it at neutral. These past two weeks I have intentionally created meals more than I have over our forty years of marriage. I usually make stuff on the fly and somehow it all works out. I bet many of you reading this would agree that you do the same.
As a way to get through staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis, it has been a worthwhile endeavor. Check back at the end of the challenge and see if I still feel the same. It’s quite possible I may never cook again. Just kidding.
Confession – I miss going out to eat. It isn’t just the greater variety of food a restaurant may have than we do at home, it is the experience. I miss seeing people, overhearing conversations at tables around us, and people watching. There are days when the isolation of this kind of living softly washes over me. The 30-day dinner challenge has helped alleviate some of those feelings.
The mid-point day of the challenge brings us to a meal Kate made. She found this recipe and adjusted portions based on us being a party of three instead of serving four to five: https://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/lemon-ricotta-chicken-parmesan/
Kate used the following ingredients and measurements:
1/4 Ricotta cheese
5.3 ounces of chicken per person
1 tablespoon of Gluten-free flour
1 tablespoon of butter
7 ounces of chicken broth
A splash of white wine
1/2 of a 1/3 of a cup of parmesan cheese
A splash of lemon juice
Kate did not bread the chicken breasts. Saved us a bunch of calories.
1/2 tablespoon of Truvia brown sugar because the sauce was lacking in something and we couldn’t figure out what. Thankfully, it worked.
See the recipe for the directions.
We, meaning Kate and me, had broccoli. You all know now how Tom might die if any passed his lips.
The estimated calories per serving: 550
We highly recommend this recipe if you are looking for another way to cook seemingly boring chicken!
Until the next time!