Thursday, August 04, 2022

Reading and Cooking
{Galbraith, Solomons, Harper and Parmesan Crusted Chicken}

I just realized I haven't posted since July.  There were a number of things going on which put blogging / visiting on the back burner.  We were going to take a trip out west then circumstances changed here / then we read about wildfire and other natural disasters which had us evaluate the time, money and more. But with those plans and other events at the house, etc I just didn't get online much.

Ok, that said - Let's get to it!  Here's my mini roundup of reading and cooking.

Books / I have been a fan of Catherine Steadman for quite a while and just finished her latest book The Family Game.  This is an ARC and will be published November 8, 2022.  Great suspense.  I am currently reading I, Mona Lisa by Natasha Solomons. 

Very much looking forward to the latest books by Robert Galbraith The Ink Black Heart (coming out in August) and Jane Harper's book Exiles coming out next January.  She is returning to the Aaron Falk series!!!


In the Kitchen/ I have been flipping through this cookbook and decided to make the Parmesan-crusted chicken cutlets.  Real Simple is a great magazine and this old cookbook is full of nice easy recipes.



Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Cutlets
2 large eggs
1 TB Dijon mustard
2 1/4 cups finely grated Parmesan
1 cup dried bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
olive oil

In shallow bowl whick together eggs and mustard. In a separate bowl combine Parmesan, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.  Dip cutlets into egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off, then coat in bread crumb mixture.

Repeat with the other cutlets and then heat olive oil in a pan.  Cook cutlets, turning once, until browned - about 3 to 4 minutes per side.  You'll have to do this in batches unless you have an enormous frying pan.
This may be served on Boston lettuce with lemon wedges on the side.  That looks pretty.  

 Sharing with

Deb at Readerbuzz for Sunday Salon.

Marg at The Intrepid Reader for Weekend Cooking


24 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds good, and easy.

    I'm tying to get back into blogging and reviewing. I just seem out of whack and not motivated to get things done. Hopefully I'll snap out of it soon.

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    1. Vicki, I hope so.... we had thought we might want to move and our time had been occupied with all that.

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  2. I'll bet that little bit of Dijon adds a lot of flavor... looks delicious! Sounds like you've been reading some good books, too. Sorry your trip didn't work out. Take care, Tina.

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    1. JoAnn, thanks, it was some wasted effort but you always have to research before pulling up roots. I have indeed had some good books lately. Oh yes, the Dijon added just the right kick.

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  3. bummer about the travel but I too CAN'T wait for the new Jane Harper and Robert Galbraith books. I couldn't find that cookbook at my library, but thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I'm going to give it a try. I wonder if I could bake them in the air-fryer. I'll have to research.

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    1. BFR - I agree, I am very happy to get the next books from Harper and Galbraith. AND, I had an email from the Kate Morton mailing list that she is finally coming out with a new one! It's not on her website yet, last I looked.

      That's an old cookbook of mine and I haven;t been able to find it again. I wanted to buy a coopy for a friend but...can't find it.

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  4. It can be hard to fit blogging in when things get hectic. Sorry about your trip but thanks for sharing the book and recipe.

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    1. Judee, thanks for visiting and your sentiments.

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  5. Sorry you weren't able to travel west, but yes, the gas prices make rv travel pretty expensive! I am very thankful for my Kroger and Costco discounts. Hooray for a new Jane Harper book (with Aaron Falk)! And this new one by Natasha Solomons sounds intriguing. I've only read one by her (The House at Tyneford), which I loved. Time to try more of her novels! I make a similar chicken recipe and use it for Chicken Parmesan. Just add some angel hair pasta and a marinara sauce and you're good to go. Delish!

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    1. Les, gas is incredibly high!! I recently signed up for Circle K card (not sure if you have them in your area) and my first hundred gallons is reduced to 30 cents off the price. Afterwards it's still 10 cents off a gallon.
      This is my first novel by Solomons. It's quirky but I like it.

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    2. Tina, we do have Circle K, but I used my Fred Myers card (Kroger company) and we saved $1.00 off our fill up in the rv on our way down to CA. It sure helps to earn those points simply by grocery shopping! If we're not near a Fred Myers, we use Costco. I think their price was about .50 less than competing stations near by. The Solomons book that I read was historical fiction and not at all quirky. I gave it a 4.5/5.

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    3. I will look for that Solomons book. By the way, I sent you an email about RV questions!

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  6. i like to use panko breadcrumbs for this sort of thing. so crispy and delicious!

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    1. Sherry, I agree, the Panko makes everything lighter yet crispy.

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  7. Sorry your trip didn't pan out but sometimes that is a good thing. Since we like the same types of books I've put all these on my TBR list at the library. That recipe sound good, I once made the one that has mayo and it was awful. I will try this one, and like Beth will use the air fryer.

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    1. Jackie, the lastest Steadman novel had me hooked. Didn't like her last one as much as her first two novels but this one is good.

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  8. I'm sorry you didn't get to head out west, but all the travel problems people have faced have put me off traveling for a while.

    I've been a subscriber to Real Simple for years, and that recipe looks like something I'd like to make.

    We've missed seeing you around the blogosphere. Glad to see you here now!

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    1. Deb, we did get soured on trying a trip with everything that seemed to go wrong. Taking a breath and replanning for later!
      Thanks for your kind thoughts and I missed chiming in on your site.

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  9. I love a good chicken parmesan recipe. I make Ina Garten's all the time for an easy weeknight dinner.

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    1. Diane, I haven;t tried Ina's recipe but I am a fan of her cookbooks.

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  10. So sorry about your dang trip. That sucks. Maybe next year???

    I think I've made that parm chicken, or something similar to it and it was deeelicious! I will bookmark yours just in case it's different from whatever one I made.

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    1. Jinjer, yeah...maybe next year or we will find another trip that isn't so far away. A get away would be good. Hope you like the chicken if you make this version.

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  11. Sorry to hear about your trip.. That chicken looks a-maze-ing!

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