This coming Monday I'll be on KQ2 television's "Hometown This Morning" show between 6:45 and 7:00 AM. I'll be making "Italian Baked Chicken" which is an easy dish. In fact, all you men out there can make this dish for a Mother's Day special meal to impress the women in your life. The recipe for this dish is in my cookbook and will be on the KQ2 website sometime on Friday.
I'll actually bread the chicken in this easy to make coating and lay them out on a cookie sheet and freeze. This way I can put the frozen pieces in a freezer bag and just pull out the amount I need for a meal. You can thaw them first or even bake them from a frozen state. You just need to add a little more time to the baking.
Italian Chicken goes well with pasta and your favorite marinara sauce, a twice baked potato and fresh green beans or any of your favorite starch and vegetable. You don't have to make it all from scratch. I know the Hy-Vee grocery stores in the Midwest make a great twice baked potato they sell at their meat counter. All you have to do is heat it up. The object is not to kill yourself trying to impress but for everyone to have a good meal, good time and a great memory. Give it a try.
For anyone in the Sioux City, Iowa area, I'm going to be doing a book signing at the Hy-Vee in Morningside by the mall. I'll there on Saturday, May 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Please tell family and friends in the area.
Now for the reminder. It's "Grilling Season" coming up. I always consider Memorial Day Weekend as the beginning of the season for cooking out. So let's get ready. Last year on this blog I wrote a 2-part piece on "Grilling" and you can always go back and read it again if you need. The blogs were on May 18 and 19. On the right side of any of the blog pages, just go down to 2011 and click on it. Then click on the month of May and start with the 18th. That was the first part of the series.
There are several recipes on the "Recipe Index" page for outdoor cooking. Look for more grilling recipes to come too. Have fun grilling and eating.
Chicken Cordon Bleu is the recipe tomorrow. Enjoy!