My oldest son and his bride bought their first house the week before Christmas. Naturally, the entire family is really excited for them. So, between Christmas and New Years, several of the siblings made the trek to Connecticut to visit the new house. A couple of weeks later, my dearly beloved and I went to visit. The house is wonderful, and, some day, when they get enough furniture to fill it (they moved from a one bedroom apartment, after all), it will be fabulous. They have 2/3 acre on a cul-de-sac at the end of a long, quiet street, so it is a house they can reside in comfortably for many years. And they paid an excellent price for it, because they bought a foreclosure and were willing to spend 3 months waiting for the bank to finish dithering and finalize the agreement.
My daughter in law's favorite feature is, of course, her kitchen, newly renovated by the bank. (Oh, there was a problem with the sink, because the contractor put in 1/4" diameter water lines, so they had no water pressure, but Dan fixed that in about 12 minutes while he was there.) And she put her beautiful kitchen to excellent use in feeding us. I was a little leery that she was cooking chicken breast, which I always find dry, but hers was so good that I replicated it here, with just a minor change. And now I'm happy to share it with you!
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW CHICKEN PARM
Roasted Garlic flavored hummis (or plain, if you prefer)
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Grape tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
Spray a baking pan. Cut the chicken breast in half, and slather each piece with a generous amount of hummis. Sprinkle lightly with fresh ground pepper, and sprinkle very liberally with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes. Toss the grape tomatoes with olive oil and garlic, then arrange in the pan around the chicken. Bake another 15 minutes, or until the chicken is done. Serve with hot pasta stirred with olive oil and garlic.
This is so good that even Mark liked it. And you know that fussbudget doesn't admit to liking anything! Plus, it's heart healthy and low in sodium! What more could you ask?