As always, when the boys are here, things can get topsy turvey!!
Boys will be boys…..notice the blue blanket on the couch? It goes on the couch every Friday night and comes of every Sunday night (anytime grandbabies are here the blanket comes out). You will notice it in almost every photo of the grandbabies, there is a connection…….blue juice (Hawaiian Punch Berry), Cheetos, chocolate milk, etc. The blanket stays until they are 30………just kidding, I’ll start thinking about it when they are 18.
I know what Nikki and John will think when they see this photo……”Mom would have busted our butts for doing that on the furniture, let alone feet on the wall.” Sorry kids, your turn to be the parent, so long as they aren’t breaking anything on themselves or in the house, I’m pretty much good with a lot of things. Don’t worry, in about …..oh let’s say…..20 years or so it’ll be your turn to sit back and relax. But I will say this to you, one tiny bit of advice, try to enjoy this incredible parent ride you’re on because if you blink you miss out on a lot of really great stuff, all three of them are growing up so fast!
The boys had fun, hanging out with papa Walt downstairs playing video games, hot wheels and Lego’s. Lil E discovered a rocking horse that I used to have upstairs as a decoration, it’s a real rocking horse but it was part of my whole decorating scheme at the time. I love the quizzical look Lil E gives when he will ask if he can ride grandma’s rocking horse. He is completely confused as to how that horse and I are connected.
Pizza on the grill for dinner, always their favorite (more the boys than Kay) and one of the things I know they will eat without any problem. Papa Walt and I had burgers, grandma was not in a pizza mood so we threw burgers on the grill instead. When Lil E saw me getting ready to make the burgers he asked if he could help. Can you tell he thought little the burger press was great? I love that all my grandchildren love being in the kitchen.
It was a great Saturday, never a slow moment, always something happening. Hope you’re weekend was just as fun for you!
Today I have a great recipe for you, Chicken Swiss, I’ve thought about this recipe often but it hasn’t been in the rotation for many years. This recipe is actually one that I got from my mom although when she and I talked about it the other day she could not remember it, nor could my brother Greg which means that it’s been a long time since my mom made it as well.
But I know that I copied it from my mom, I remember it was way back in the late 70’s or early 80’s that she found this and passed it on. I was going to take a picture and post the recipe as written, the plain paper yellowed with age, a few grease stains here and there and the writing is mine with abbreviations that I had a hard time figuring out. I think once Mom reads the recipe she will remember.
Just as a FYI, one thing that I do to make clean up easier, is use a disposable aluminium baking pan from the dollar store. I line the pan with aluminum foil before I put the chicken in it and pour the cheese sauce over the chicken. Makes clean up quick and easy.
I use 4 pieces of chicken, this sauce will easily cover 6-8 pieces with no problem if you want to make more chicken.
4 Boneless chicken breast halves
4 Tbsp Butter (divided in half)
1 Tbsp Water
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard (divided)
1/2 Cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
1 Cup Flour (more or less as needed for dredging chicken pieces)
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1/4 tsp. Salt
Dash of pepper
1- 1/4 Cup Milk
1 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
With a mallet, flatten chicken breasts
Mix egg, water and 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Combine breadcrumbs, Thyme, salt and pepper
Coat each piece of chicken with flour
Dip each piece in egg mixture
Roll each piece in breadcrumbs
Melt 2 tbsp. of better and saute chicken pieces, about 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear
In another pan melt 2 tbsp. butter
Add 2 tbsp. flour, milk to melted butter, stir until thick and bubbly
Stir in cheese and the remaining Dijon mustard
Pour cheese mixture over the chicken in the broiler proof dish
Broil for about 3 minutes until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.