Any who, I got the BEST package today from Josh's mom! I was so excited about the goodies I only took 1 picture and its totally blurry haha!
Included in this package is many of my favorite things- coconut, dried pineapple (!!), soup mixes, bread mixes, pumpkin coffee, scone mix, ground flax seed, the biggest bag of pine nuts and pecans I have ever seen and an advent calendar! I was so thrilled! I may or may not have had a ton of the pineapple before I taught Body Step tonight.... ;) I LOVE pine nuts! Do you guys have any fun ideas for what to do with pine nuts or recipes? Please send them my way!!!
For dinner tonight I made "chicken parm" with whole wheat pasta. I used this pasta:
The shape was really fun! To make my chicken parm, I did the following (I think I've posted this before):
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2-3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Cheese slices or shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Place lemon juice in water in one bowl, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a second dish. Dip chicken in lemon juice/water and then in bread crumbs/Parmesan (pressing chicken into the bread crumbs/Parmesan to make sure it is covered). Place on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes on each side (check to make sure its no longer pink). Place cheese slices or shredded cheese on top and bake for 2-3 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Cover with pasta sauce. Serve with pasta.