I am so in love with this right now! I tried this Tomato Basil Chicken last night for the first time. 

I got the original recipe here.

Sooo good. I had it for left overs for lunch today. Just. as. good.

Try it. 

Seriously.
What you'll need:

2 Chicken breasts
2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 C fresh tomatoes, chopped
   *about 3 tomoatoes
2 tsp minced fresh garlic 
4 Tbsp cold butter
1/2 C fresh basil, chopped
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Pasta
   *I used Mostaccioli
Parmigiano reggiano cheese, for garnish (I didn't know where this was so I didn't use it; still good)

Start by defrosting your chicken and starting your water for your pasta.

While your chicken is defrosting you can also chop your tomatoes and basil.
You will also want to heat your oil, you need it hot! I put mine to medium heat.
The water for your noodles is hopefully boiling by this point. Go ahead and toss in your noodles to get them going.

Once you meat is thawed out beat it. 

Yes.

I did just say beat your meat. This is the time to let out some pent up frustration. Plus, its pretty fun, not going to lie. 

I used a rolling pin because I'm not fancy enough to have a mallet.
You don't want them to break apart just get them thinner so they are easier to cook.

Add some salt and pepper on you chicken and then toss them in the the pan. 

Watch out! You don't want to be splashed by hot oil. 

I used tongs to avoid getting hit.
Let your chicken cook for about 4-5 minutes on the first side...
Cook the other side for about 4-5 minutes as well...

Next you will want to add your tomatoes, again be careful of flying oils!
Next add your fresh basil. It smells so good!
Add your garlic...
And butter...
Then give your pan a good stir. 

You want all your yummy ingredients to meld together.
Let your sauce heat through and simmer for a minute. 

Your noodles should about ready; once the noodles are done to your liking drain them.

Serve your sauce over your noodles in individual bowls.
 
 
I found this recipe after and outing with Jake to Olive Garden, he loves Olive Garden. He had decided to try their eggplant parmeasan just for somthing new and fell in love. 

Natrually, being a newly wed (this was our first year) I wanted to impress him by making some for him. I googled and it has been so long that I don't remember my source. 

Sorry!

But it is Mmm-mmm good!
What you'll need:

1 Eggplant, sliced 1/2" thick pieces
1/3 C Parmesan cheese
1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Bread crumbs
2-3 Eggs
1 pkg SpagettiSpagetti sauce (I used Prego, but you can also make your own; see below*)

Start by boiling your water...
Pre-heat your oven to 400 oF
Then you want to prepare your eggplant; slice it into 1/2" peices
Next crack your eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk!
Mix the rest of your ingredients in a separate bowl; flour, parmesan cheese & breadcrumbs
Spray down a baking sheet with Pam
Dredge you eggplant slices in egg...
...and then in your flour, breadcrumb & cheese mixture. Make sure you cover both sides!
Arrange on your baking sheet
The recipe says you should spray the tops with Pam, but I'm not much of a excess Pam fan. I pat on olive oil to cover the dry tops.
And then pop those bad boys in the oven for 10 minutes
After you ten minutes pull your sheet out and flip your slices over. Cook the other side for another ten minutes. 

While your other sides cook heat up your sauce. 

*You can also make your own with 1 can Tomato paste, 1 can Tomato sauce, cooked hamburger, garlic and italian seasoning.
Pull your slices out after your second 10 minutes
Compile your plate and chow down!
 
 
My mom made this recently for a Family Home Evening. I was "go back for seconds" good. I made some of my own the other day, MMmmm Mmm good. It is so creamy!

What you'll need:

1 lb Jimmy Dean Original sausage, cooked
3/4 C onion, diced
1 1/4 tspns garlic, minced
2 Tbpns chicken soup broth
4 Cs water
2 potatoes, halved and sliced
2 Cs sliced kale
1/3 C heavy cream

You'll also need some vegetable oil for frying.


 
Cook up all your sausage, 
make sure you separate it into little pieces.





In a separate pan heat up some vegetable oil and throw in your onions and saute

Add garlic and cook for another minute or so.
Next, stir in broth, water and potatoes and let it all simmer for about 15 minutes. 
Once your potatoes are soft put your heat to low and add your sausage, kale and cream. 

Side Note: If you haven't heard of Kale, don't worry I hadn't either! It is very good though!

You can see a picture of it below [left]. 

I could not find it at Walmart. 
If you live in Utah I was able to find it at my local Smith's
Now let your whole yummy concoction simmer until everything is heated through.

Dish yourself a good sized helping and enjoy!