You know that I am always looking for a reason to celebrate and incorporate themed dinners into my life. Any excuse to throw a party and I’m all over it.
Taking into account my love for celebration, what did you expect me to do after being married for 72 wonderful days? I obviously celebrated my Kardashiversary with my husband! After ten weeks of marital bliss, I decided to throw a celebratory dinner for being married longer than Kim Kardashian and Chris Humphries. This is a real milestone in any marriage, if you ask me. It was mostly me “celebrating” while Jason laughed at my ridiculous holiday. This menu will not disappoint your taste buds. Your plate will be cleaned quickly of the delicious, tender chicken with mozzarella and pesto, accompanied by a light pasta aglio e olio bursting with aromatics and smooth olive oil.
Chicken Cutlets Caprese (serves 2)
- 2 Chicken Cutlets
- 1 cup of flour
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons of pesto
- 1 tomato, sliced thinly
- 1 large ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
Preheat the oven to 400. Dredge the chicken cutlets into the flour and put onto a pre-heated skillet with two tablespoons of olive oil. Drizzle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Let them sit and sizzle for five minutes.
Flip the chicken cutlets and arrange the pesto, tomato slices, and mozzarella cheese on top. Wait five minutes before putting into the oven for five more minutes.
Remove from the oven after five minutes, or when the cheese is fully melted.
Yum! Whats not to love! While this is cooking, you should also be working on your spaghetti aglio e olio
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
- 1 lb of whole wheat spaghetti (or regular, if you prefer)
- Parsley, chopped
- 1/4 c bread crumbs
- 1/4 c freshly grated parmesean
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
This recipe is too easy for words. Boil the pasta according to package instructions. While it is boiling away, sautee garlic cloves in a small pan with some olive oil. Remove from heat when they are golden and fragrant.
When the pasta is finished, drain and return to the pot. Add all of the ingredients and toss, seasoning to taste.
And the final dinner was perfection! While Jason and I may not be dining like Holllywood stars, we are at least dining together, which is more than most starlets and professional athletes can say for themselves. Maybe if Kim K. could cook chicken like this, things might have turned out differently..?
We ate at our breakfast nook while drinking beers (an anomaly for me!) and watching the Thursday night shows that we missed last week. It was a perfect, cozy Sunday evening at home. Nothing makes us feel better than a home-cooked dinner! The cheesy, flavorful chicken balances perfectly with the nutty brussel sprouts and olive-oil infused pasta. You are going to wow your dining companions with this menu!
Lots of love,