The recipe I made Tuesday night was outstanding. I threw it together quickly and it turned out to be a total winner. It’s basically chicken parmesan stuffed with a fabulous spinach and cheese filling, then rolled up!
Chicken Parmesan Bundles (Serves 6)
Recipe adapted from Kraft
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1-1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
6 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese, divided
6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, heated
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan until blended; spread onto chicken. Starting at one short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired.
Beat egg in shallow dish. Mix remaining Parmesan and Panko in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in Panko mixture to evenly coat. Place, seam sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 30 min. or until chicken is done. Remove and discard toothpicks. Serve chicken topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella.
I served the Chicken Parmesan Bundles with spaghetti and marinara sauce as well as a Caesar salad. Fabulous meal!
Breakfast yesterday morning was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Gluten Free Granola, strawberries and blueberries.
I dropped the kids off at school, got my hair done, went to the gym, then lunch at Wahoo’s.
I picked up the kids from school and took them to a friend’s house for the evening.
My husband and I met two other couples at Amaya La Jolla for dinner. It is Restaurant Week in San Diego and Amaya was participating. Restaurant Week offers a 3 course meal for $20, $30 or $40 depending on the restaurant.
For my first course, I chose the Suzie’s Farm Heirloom Tomatoes (Burrata, Bacon Crisp, Basil Sorbet):
Overall, I thought this was very good. The basil sorbet threw me off. I must have missed that on the description when I ordered it. It looked like avocado so I was surprised when I bit into something so cold! It ended up on the side of my plate. :)
I tried a bite of my friend’s starter: Spicy Chile-Lime Shrimp with Garlic Bread:
Very good and very spicy!
For my main course, I chose Seared Striped Bass (Sunchoke Puree, Sautéed Spinach, Roasted Beets and Cauliflower):
Excellent! Loved this! I don’t think mine had beets though. Thank goodness. They would have been pushed to the side of the plate too.
Dessert was the Chocolate Truffle Torte:
Very rich but delicious.
Overall, I really enjoyed my meal at Amaya. The decor was a bit gaudy for my taste but the food more than made up for the ambiance!
Today I’ve basically spent most of the day running around. The kids are off school the next two days so I went to the gym super early. I came home to quickly change clothes and go to a meeting. On the way I ate an English muffin with strawberry jelly and peanut butter and an apple.
Then came a nail appointment and a doctor appointment for my son. I finally got to come home and grab a quick lunch. Turkey sandwich, celery and ranch dressing.
Next up: my daughter’s soccer practice. I’m already ready for bed!
Does your town do any sort of “Restaurant Week”?