Saturday, October 12, 2013
As some of you know, my 96-year-old grandfather's health is failing. We are quite concerned and sad that his time has come. But we are trying our best to enjoy every minute we have left with him. I come from a very close-knit family. We all live in the same small town, and most of us work together as well (in a family business).
Both of my grandparents (ages 93 and 96) live with MY parents--across from the office where I work. I get to see them everyday & I cherish my time with them. I also help my Mom with meals when I can (as she has her hands full, as you might imagine!). So tonight I cooked one of grandfather's favorites & my kids took it over for their dinner. The six of them had a wonderful dinner (and I made extra so my Mom has another meal for later in the week).
Thought I might share my recipe with you, my friends! It's very messy to prepare, but very tasty! I hope to try a healthier, low-carb version soon, but I didn't want to mess with my Grandpa's favorite tonite.
PS My husband & I are going over to visit with my grandparents tomorrow!!!
Chicken Cordon Bleu
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
bowl of flour
bowl of 2 eggs (whisked)
bowl of Italian bread crumbs
deli ham, sliced very thin
kraft cheese singles
Carefully slice each breast in half (keep halves near each other so you can match them up after they are breaded). Coat each half in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. In between each breaded breast half, put a layer of cheese, then ham, then cheese again--so that you have a breast-sandwich. Place each "sandwich" in a glass cooking dish, spritzed with cooking spray. Spritz the top of each with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 to 35 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts.