Everyone has that one meal that reminds them of home. Mine would have to be my mom’s homemade chicken cutlets. Luckily my travel this week happened to bring me close to home which allowed me to take some pictures and post about them for today’s Friday Friends!
|Seriously. I don’t know how they are so perfect every time!|
I’ve tried to make these a million times before. All you need are are: chicken breasts (we prefer them thin so my mom actually buys the thin sliced cutlets), eggs (and/or milk if you choose), breadcrumbs, and some oil.
|That’s a chicken in the egg, not something weird.
It’s hard taking picture of other people cooking!
My mom does this all so fast you would think that it requires no thought. She beat a few eggs (3 this time if you’re wondering) and set up a second bowl (or plate) of breadcrumbs about two seconds after getting home from work. Before getting changed out of her work clothes she was ready to take out her chicken and get going. Now this can be a much longer process if you choose to make your own breadcrumbs of course… but I come from a long line of lazy people who like to utilize what we already have, so we don’t do that. I really wanted to throw in those French’s French Fried Onions that you see in the corner but I got shot down. Boo on you, Mom. (Just kidding. Please make me these again soon!)
After watching my mom work her magic in the kitchen once again, the only thing I really noticed that we do differently is our oil. Maybe I need to buy some nicer olive oil.
|This giant thing is actually bigger than it looks here.
If it will make my chicken taste like my mom’s I may have to
cave in and make the purchase.
Of course we didn’t only eat chicken, so here’s a few snapshots of some other foods we enjoyed tonight. Sorry I didn’t get to take a picture of everything, I was just too busy eating it. Bad blogger!
|A little appetizer action.|
|Fresh corn straight from a farmer in upstate NY. Thanks Marie!|
|A little eggplant never hurts. Unless your allergic I guess. Then you should skip it.|