Sunday, November 02, 2008

Italian Chicken and Noodles

Tonight, dinner is an oldie but goodie, Italian Chicken and Noodles. There's nothing really difficult about the meal as it's fried chicken smothered in a tomato based pasta sauce and served with egg noodles.

Basically, you fry up some chicken and heat your favorite pasta sauce. As each piece of chicken is cooked drain it and them place it into the sauce. After all the chicken is completed and submerged in the sauce, let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove all the chicken and prepare your egg noodles. Mix the remaining sauce into your egg noodles and you're done. Top with Parmesan cheese as desired and enjoy.

My father prepared this meal at least once or twice a month and it always was accompanied with a story about his Italian grandfather (via marriage not blood). The sauce was always homemade built up from tomato paste,but alas the sauce recipe was lost to me when my father died (although perhaps my grandmother knows it).

Tonight for Sunday dinner is Italian Chicken and Noodles, garlic bread, corn on the cob and a garden salad.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Illustration Friday: Vacant

Beside my grandmother's house for years stood a vacant house. It was unloved and uncared for . Over the years, it slowly just rotted and decayed. It was slept away in a flood and now a trailer sits where this house once stood.