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Boy do I have a tasty and easy dinner for you today. Even if you are the main cook in your house – you can easily hand this recipe off to someone else while you sit back and relax this Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is one day that is pretty darn special to me. Growing up I always dreamed of being a mother. I had their names picked out, how many boys and how many girls…I knew exactly how many years would be between each of them. Of course life rarely goes as planned. Early in my marriage I struggled with infertility. It was a dark time in my life – a time that I felt broken, and damaged. After many many nights of crying myself to sleep and using Dr. Google to scare the life out of me (don’t ever ever ever google medical things – unless you want to spent all night awake with worry,) we visited a fertility specialist. With his help I was able to have my first two sons – Blake and Graham. I felt so sincerely blessed to become a mother after all of those years that I felt I never would. My boys are so unique and special. Blake has a kind heart and is obedient. He has a special gift to listen to spiritual things. He cares for others and is a friend to all. Graham is full of joy. He is a kid who smiles at me while I’m disciplining him. He is fearless and rowdy, and a little bit naughty.
After having our first 2, we weren’t sure if we would have more children. Fertility treatments are expensive, and emotionally tolling. So we decided that we would wait until Graham was a little older before we decided. To our surprise, I became pregnant! This past January – I gave birth to our third son, Ian. He truly is a miracle and fits perfectly into our family. He’s a mama’s boy thru and thru – with a smile that will melt your heart.
Each mother has their own story, and each mother loves their children in such a deeply moving way. No wonder we have a day all about Moms! I’m sure you’ve seen the awesome giveaway we have going! One of our lucky readers is going to walk away with over $1,000 in prizes! The one that I’m showcasing is one near and dear to my heart. A Helen Ficalora sterling silver charm. I love wearing this charm necklace with the initials of each of my boys. It is a special symbol of my love for my children.
The winner of the giveaway will be able to select the letter of number of their choice.
Now I want to get to the food! This Baked Chicken Parmigiana is so yummy. My family first got a taste of this dish at a friend’s house. We gobbled it right up and promptly asked for the recipe. It is simple and tasty – a sure win for Mother’s Day Dinner.
You start by coating your chicken tenders with a little flour and grated parmesan and then frying in a little olive oil, just enough to brown the edges. This frying pan is my new favorite – it’s by Fiesta. The non-stick is heaven and the turquoise color on the outside makes me happy to use it!
Next take 48 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce – my fav is the Rao’s pictured below. We like a little kick to our sauce, so I mix in a little arraibiatta sauce with the marinara. If you don’t like the heat, stick to all marinara.
Pour half of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. This gorgeous baking dish is also by Fiesta. We are such big fans of their chip resistant dinnerware. We seriously can not recommend them enough. Place the browned tenderloins on top of the sauce, sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining sauce, cover with foil and bake. That’s it!
In the meantime, boil your favorite pasta and whip up a nice green salad. In under an hour you’ll have a meal to please everyone at the table.
I hope that all you moms out there soak up this special holiday. And I hope you are served this dinner by those that you love most.
And don’t forget about our giveaway – you still have a chance to enter!
- 6-8 chicken breast tenderloins
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 48 ounce marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine 1/4 cup parmesan and 1/4 cup flour in a small bowl.
- Heat olive oil in a large frying pan.
- Coat each tenderloin in flour mixture and cook until just browned. Don't worry about cooking thru - that will be done in the oven.
- Pour half of marinara sauce in a 9x13 baking dish.
- Place browned tenderloins on top of sauce.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan.
- Cover with remaining marinara.
- Cover with foil, and bake for 45-60 minutes.
- Serve with cooked pasta.