Thursday, January 5, 2012

competitive meals

It's been very nice having all 4 of my kids home over the holidays.... And to help my husband, the cook out, we have started a new thing here, new for us at least.... We each take a night to cook, and all but the youngest participate so that's five nights taken care of! and as I may have mentioned before... My family is very competitive, so this has become a "who can make the best meal" kind of thing.... But in a fun way! I am by far the worst cook of the family and I get home the latest so it's been a challenge to come up with something quick and good. So excuse the paper plates on my night and the lack of magazine quality photos but here's my chicken cutlets with mushroom sauce and mustard asparagus from last night. My son said it was his favorite of all our meals so far and we've been doing this for 2 weeks. This is more of a shock than you may realize as I expected them to be saying,"oh... God.... It's Moms night!?!". On their night most of them so far have come up with wonderful meals without even using recipes, and they just throw in all these spices and herbs, while I follow a recipe exactly, no variation if I can help it! Can't wait to see what we have for dinner tonight!

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  1. YUM- that looks delicious!
    One of my new favorites is I do the Parmesan crusted pork chops (by Giada at Food Network) and make a piccata sauce to serve it with spaghetti and salad- I like to make it on the days my art class runs late, 'cause it's quick, easy and yummy (it's actually what we're having tonight ;))!
    I can't wait for the journals to start moving again!

  2. That looks delish. You know I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, giggle. Thank you for joining us at the Thursday Favorites Hop. Wishing you a happy weekend! xo P.S. Have you entered the Pink Poodle giveaway yet?

  3. Awesome! What a great thing to do. Your meal looks fantastic.