Whip together an egg, and some water (not much) to create an egg wash. Dip the avocado slices in the wash to coat, then in the Panko mixture. Press down slightly.Place on a baking sheet – spray first – and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until crispy.I must confess, I didn’t like these at first. Maybe because I wasn’t sure what to expect. But after a bit, I really did enjoy them. I will make them again, and adjust the amount of ground flax seed, and longer baking time as I like things crunchier.
One of the things that David ordered every night on the cruise was French Onion soup. So I thought I would try to find recipes with the same type flavors to cook for him once we got home. I found this recipe at Home Chef and decided to give it a try. We didn’t make the salad, but I copied the recipe completely from their site for your information. Our pictures are at the bottom.
Ingredients: (for 2)
2 fl. oz. Sherry Wine
¼ fl. oz. Sherry Vinegar
1 Yellow Onion
3 Thyme Sprigs
4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
12 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1½ oz. Swiss Cheese Slices
4 oz. Baby Arugula
Nutrition (per serving) (note this is for the complete meal)
You Will Need: Olive Oil Salt Pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Both sherry wine and sherry vinegar are used in this meal. Make sure to use the correct one: Sherry wine helps caramelize onions, and sherry vinegar is added to vinaigrette.
Peel and halve onion. Slice onion into thin strips. Stem thyme. Halve tomatoes. Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and onion to hot pan and spread into a thin layer. Reduce heat to medium and cook undisturbed, 3-4 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir often until onions are a deep golden brown, 5 minutes. Add thyme and sherry wine (not vinegar). Cook until wine is evaporated, 2-3 minutes. Transfer onion to a plate and set aside. Wipe pan clean and reserve. While onion caramelizes, make vinaigrette.
Mix panko and ½ tsp. salt on a plate. Add a chicken breast to panko and coat completely, pressing firmly to adhere. Shake gently to remove excess breading. Repeat with second chicken breast. Place a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and chicken breasts to hot pan. Sear on one side, 2-3 minutes.
Flip chicken, and place pan in oven. Roast until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 9-11 minutes per side. Carefully, divide onions between chicken breasts and cover each with cheese. Return to oven and roast until cheese melts, 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and rest 5 minutes.
Combine sherry vinegar and 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add arugula and tomatoes to mixing bowl with vinaigrette and toss to coat completely. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!
Chicken breasts (they were huge, so we cut them up, patted dry, coated in panko) seared in some oil.Caramelized the onion (only used one large yellow onion – will use more next time).Followed the instructions for the chicken, the covered the chicken with the onion, the the cheese.Baked until the cheese was melted, and gooey.This was really good. The flavor was spot on, although we both think it needs more salt and pepper —we both loved it.
Silly…Formal night with the familyDavid and I in front of the Rhapsody of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in Cozumel, Mexico.Second Formal night…and I wasn’t feeling the dress, but loved the shoes. ha.And, my ABSOLUTELY favorite picture of the cruise…no filter…pure sun and camera direction. Love this man, and how he makes me feel. Blessings.
David and I just returned from a wonderful week cruise, and day one was at Key West. I so loved being there again. David and I had a do over so to speak as the last time we were there Stephen was very sick (both ends sick), and we were not able to do anything that day.
So we were able to go to the Southern Most point.We also ate at the Hard Rock Cafe.We had a ball. We walked a lot, and got a lot of sun.
We needed bread to go with the Lasagna that we made (of course). So we had purchased a French Baguette. I cut it in half, and then sliced it in half. For the cheese mixture: 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons butter (soften), garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, Parmesan Cheese. Mix together until well blended, and spread on bread.Top with Mozzarella, and broil until cheese is melted, and golden brown.Slice and serve.I confess…these were super yummy. I had two slices. I so miss bread. This was super easy to do, and came out flavorful. I would add more garlic powder next time as I didn’t measure.
David found this recipe for Instant Pot Lasagna – but we don’t have the spring form that fits into our Instant Pot. So, I decided to modify the recipe and make lasagna anyway.
1/2lbLean Ground Beef(85% to 93% lean) You can use all ground beef
1/2lbGround Italian Sausage(you can use all sausage)
1/2tspCoarse Salt(1/4 tsp table salt)
1cupRicotta Cheese(or Cottage Cheese)
1 1/2tspOnion Powder
1 1/2tspItalian Seasoning
1/2tspSalt(if your pasta sauce is salty, decrease to 1/4 tsp)
1/4cupChopped Fresh Parsley
124oz jarPasta Sauce (about 3 cups)(marinara, or your favorite brand)
1/2cupChopped Spinach Leaves(fresh, or frozen, thawed)
5-6No Boil Lasagna Noodles
Cook the meat mixture (beef, sausage, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning). Cook, stirring, until the meat is cooked. Remove meat, drain, and set aside. Mix the Cheese Mixture: In a mixing bowl combine the ricotta, egg, mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, salt, pepper, and parsley. Use a fork to mix thoroughly. Set aside.I used a pasta sauce, and spread about 1/2 jar on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Then layered the no-bake noodles, then more sauce. Then layer the meat mixture.Then the cheese mixture.I used fresh, baby spinach (almost the entire small package).Another sauce layer.Continue with the noodles, and repeat until meat and cheese are done. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Spray aluminium foil with non-stick spray and cover the pan, bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.Uncover, and bake until cheese is golden or about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool for about 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!David liked this, and I was not able to eat a lot of it at all. I mainly ate the everything but the noodles. Ugh.