Friday, November 4, 2011

Food for Thought

"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people." -- Orson Welles, author

"My mom made two dishes: Take it or Leave it." -- Stephen Wright, comedian

I thought I’d share a deeeeelish meal I made the other day. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of it. 

 Parmesan Crusted Chicken

4-skinless chicken breasts
½ cup of Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
Salt, pepper and parsley for garnish

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2) Mix the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs in a bowl.
3) Cover the chicken with the mix and place on a cookie sheet.
4) Add salt, pepper and sprinkle parsley (optional).
5) Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked

Approximate calorie count: 310 per serving (one chicken breast)

 Butternut Squash Fries

1 butternut squash
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Butter spray
Sea Salt

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2) Peel or cut the shell off, dig out and throw away the seeds and cut the squash up in your desired fry’s size.
3) Put the cut squash on a cookie sheet and lightly brush with olive oil. Add sea salt and lightly sprinkle cinnamon (optional). You can use paprika instead.
4) Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp (add butter spray halfway through baking)

Approximate calorie count: 95 per serving (one cup)

Comfort Food and colored leaves,


  1. Gonna hafta try the quash fries ;D sounds goooood.

  2. Oh, yum! This whole dinner sounds awesome! I had never thought of squash fries... Brilliant!! :-)

  3. YUM! Both of those look delicious. I'm always in search of new recipes b/c I get so bored with the same old thing. But c'mon, did you have to put a picture of a *real* chicken above the chicken recipe? LOL Anyhow, I might try these this weekend. I'll let you know. :)

  4. WillyBCool, Hope you like those fries.

    Hot Coco, I have to admit, Hungry Girl gave me the idea of butternut squash fries. Enjoy!

    Barb, I know, I try to find new exciting ways to make chicken. LOL! I know…I’m bad about the picture. :D Please let me know if you like it!

  5. Oh no...My mouth is instantly watering... And I am on a strict diet!! The chicken sounds wonderful though - I may well try...

  6. So I made the chicken last night for the fam... It was good; everyone liked it! This is the first time I used a cookie sheet instead of a glass baking pan for chicken, and the bottom side stuck to it. Did I do something wrong? Next time around I might try to tweak the process by frying it first (and, of course, adding lots of unnecessary calories :P). But the overriding opinion of all, despite a little stickiness: mmmm-mmm!

    p.s. What's the difference between Greek yogurt & regular yogurt anyway?

  7. Barb, I probably should have said to cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil and use a non-stick spray. It should stick then.

    I’m glad they liked it, but sorry for the stickiness.

    The difference between Greek yogurt & regular is that Greek yogurt has a lot of protein. You can cook with Greek yogurt better than plain yogurt and it fills you up faster due to the protein. :D It’s just a great ingredient that’s versatile. I mix honey in it for a little sweet snack or I add herbs to it as a dip for cauliflower.

  8. Sorry to derail your post w/all my comments, but perhaps it's useful info to others. I actually did cover the sheet w/foil and spray it w/Pam. So who knows what happened?...Maybe it's my oven.

    *googles recipes using Greek yogurt*

  9. No problem, Barb. You're right, it might help others.

    Recipes always need to be tweaked to work with us and our kitchens.

    Take care and don't get blown away.

  10. Thanks! I have about 20 squash! Looking for new ideas!