144.6...Italian Cooking at Home

In between my son’s flag football practice and basketball tryouts, we went to Mia Francesca for dinner. I have mentioned in the past that I’m pretty tired of Mia Francesca but my kids adore it. And they eat ALL their food. This is huge. So I deal with it. They always have this chicken dish on the menu: Pollo Arrosto all Romano (roasted half chicken with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon and olive oil). I decided to give it a try. 

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I substituted mixed grilled vegetables for potatoes. It was excellent. It probably didn’t hurt that there was a ton of fabulous gravy on the plate. :)

My breakfast this morning was the usual but with a small change.

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I used wheat toast instead of an English muffin. Lol. 

I took the kids to school, then went to Sculpt class. I never look forward to that class but always feel thankful that I did it. 

Next up was a cooking class at the San Diego Boys & Girls Club with Phillis Carey. The title of the class was Italian Cooking at Home.

The first recipe was Oven-Fried Parmesan Crusted Butterflied Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Prosciutto, Basil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Fontina Cheese:

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Delicious! Topping was crispy and the chicken was tender. You can’t go wrong stuffing anything with cheese.

The next recipe was Risotto with Saffron, Quattro Formaggi and Grilled Pesto Shrimp:

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AMAZING. I want a big bowl of this STAT. I’m going to have to make this at home very soon!

The third recipe was Sirloin Steak Pizzaola with Sausage and Mushroom Tomato Sauce:

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Another good one. Loved this sauce. It would be awesome with chicken too!

Dessert was Tiramisu with Canoli Filling, Chocolate Chips, Cherries and Pistachio Nuts:

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Great combination of tiramisu and a canoli!!! 

Another winning cooking class from Phillis Carey!

Which would you rather have: Tiramisu or Canoli? Tough one but I’d pick tiramisu! 

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  1. Wow, everything looks great in that class - but I'd pass on both tiramisu and canoli - just give me biscotti with coffee for dessert and I would be a happy gal. :D

  2. @Biz
    Lol! I'm happy with an extra glass of wine for dessert. ;)


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