Hey guys! Long time no blog, eh? Yeah... unfortunately I fell out of it for a while, but I'm back now and hope to be back at it for a long time to come. :-)
So I thought I'd return with a nice comfort food dish to share with you all today. I made this last night, Sunday night, which was the day after a very long and busy Saturday. It consisted of Mark and a portion of his family/friends working together to make 400 lbs of homemade sausage and of me feeding them all. Needless to say we were both very tired and worn out the following day. I tend to respond to days like this in one of two ways: lay around all day like a lazy lump or putz around the kitchen all day. I definitely thought the former was going to happen, but the latter is what actually transpired. I was just in the mood to cook and take my time doing it. But, since I was pretty tired from the day before, I felt like making something comforting. Something we both hadn't had in a while. Something that I had all the ingredients for already in the pantry/freezer/fridge because I was in no way planning on leaving the house for ingredients. No way.
So Chicken Parmesan it was! I decided to go out to FoodNetwork.com and grab a Tyler Florence recipe because he has never steered me wrong. I really love his recipes and this one was no different. I love the addition of Kalamata olives in the marinara sauce and the shredded Parmesan cheese in the bread crumbs to create a more flavorful breading.
See how I made this after the jump.