That was the question when we talked about dinner the other night. Neither of us wanted to go to the store, but we had also failed to create a menu for the week, so we didn't have a lot on hand.
The answer it turns out, was just enough to make an awesome meal!
Chicken breasts were already defrosted, so that gave us a starting point. From there we did a quick inventory, and came up with the following:
- About 2 tablespoons of cheap parmesan cheese
- Some Italian-style bread crumbs
- 1 zucchini
- 1 bag Idaho potatoes
- 1 can of corn
- fresh rosemary
- 1 shallot
- a few cloves of garlic
- onion powder
- garlic powder
With this we made quasi-chicken parmesan with pan sauce, mashed potatoes, fried zucchini, and corn:
The chicken got covered in the parmesan, bread crumbs, some rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. It then got a quick trip to the pan (about 3-4 minutes per side to get some nice color):
The zucchini got the remaining parm mixture, and made it's way to the pan as well:
Mashed potatoes and corn were made like always.
After the chicken left the pan (into a 350 oven to await the rest of the meal), in went some shallot, and garlic. Once those softened up a bit I made a roux in the pan, and then added some water, and additional spices until I liked where it was.
The verdict? DaNece actually liked the sauce, but wouldn't try the zucchini. Oh well more for me.
It was a great meal overall, and since we used almost 5 lbs of potatoes, there are plenty of left over mashed to munch on for a while. :)