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October 8, 2009

Leftovers… Slightly Warm!


 Leftovers... Slightly Warm!

Chicken Cutlet, Macaroni and Cheese

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. – Calvin Trillin

I was planning on doing a simple post today on a delicious truffled filet mignon topped with shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese but I’m not. I had a bad day at work.

You would figure that with the recipes I have posted so far that most of my meals would be fantastic gastronomic excursions. Your dead wrong!

My typical dinner is usually LEFTOVERS, a bowl of CHEERIO’S or peanut butter and jelly. I couldn’t be happier with a two slices of bread covered with a thick layer of peanut butter (smooth not crunchy) and jelly. Please do not forget the tall glass of milk.

Most of my friends find it ironic that during the work week LEFTOVERS from the weekend is my dinner staple. To be honest it’s just easier. If I get the opportunity to cook during on a weekday that is a miracle. As everyone one wishes, I wish I had more TIME (and money)! I wish time would just stand still!

So today’s post is a post on LEFTOVERS. Today’s leftover dinner is reheated sauteed chicken cutlets on a slice of soft rye bread, frozen corn niblets and low fat (why bother!) macaroni and cheese. By the way the photo above doesn’t show the corn. I placed the frigin’ bag of corn in the microwave and it blew up!  I forgot to place a slit in the bag. My wife was laughing her ass off. I was cleaning corn pieces out of the microwave for about an hour while hearing my lovely wife tell me how I can cook the fanciest meals but yet can’t work the stupid microwave. Go figure!

Here’s the recipe…..

Buy a bag of frozen corn niblets and cook according to  the directions. PAY ATTENTION TO THE MICROWAVE!

Buy soft rye bread. Take a slice out. Wah Lah!

Buy a box of macaroni and cheese and cook according to the directions. You can boil water. Right?

Two days earlier cook some thin cut chicken cutlets. Wash the chicken in a bath of milk and egg then dress it in bread crumbs or a mini skirt (just checking if your reading).

Heat a fry pan with some olive oil. Let the oil get hot (not smoking) and cook the chicken cutlets about 3 minutes on each side. The oil should not be covering the chicken it should only be a light coating of oil. Just enough to cover the fry pan. When done place chicken on a plate lined with a paper towel. Serve and save some to refrigerate for LEFTOVERS.

I like to top my chicken with a slice of American cheese and a splash of Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce but do whatever you want.

There you go! Enjoy.