Friday, March 6, 2009

March 5, 2009

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
6 T parmesan cheese
6 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1 egg
12 Ritz crackers, crushed
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, heated

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup of mozzarella, and 3 T Parmesan until well blended.

Spread evenly onto chicken breasts. Starting at one of the short ends of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired. Set aside.

Beat egg in shallow bowl or pie plate. Mix remamaining 3 T Parmesan cheese and cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowl or pie plate. Dip chicken bundles in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam side down, in 13x9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees). Remove and discard toothpicks. Serve topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.


All of us liked this one...and I would've been fine with the spinach and cheese mixture. YUM! I didn't serve with the spaghetti sauce either, it was complete without it.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Butter

1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
4 medium sweet potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together first five ingredients until well blended.

Chill 10 minutes. Turn out onto waxed paper and, using the paper as an aid, roll the butter into a log about the size of a nickel. Wrap tightly in a new piece of waxed paper and refrigerate an hour or longer.

(I didn't do this, I just mixed the ingredients together and dropped a teaspoon or two onto each potato.)

Scrub potatoes and prick the skin all over with fork. Bake on oven rack for 45-60 minutes, until they're soft and easily pierced through the center with a paring knife. Serve each potato with two coin-sized slices of the butter.


Riley ate an entire sweet potato after declaring that he didn't like them. How's that for a review? We, of course, loved them too!


  1. MMMmmmmm - I LOVE baked sweet potatoes!!!

  2. I love all the pretty pictures. Thank you, ma'am!