Work has been a real bear for Joshua of late. Thus I want tonight's Date Night to be exceptional.
But I don't really want to go out for anything. A well stocked larder always pays off.
Since Josh loves, I mean LOVES chicken cutlets, especially with cheese and spaghetti, I found what I hope will be a perfect Date Night dinner.
It's from Racheal Ray's Big Orange Book. It's called "Chicken Cutlets and Spaghetti with Peppers and Onions.
I couldn't find it online and I'm not about to type the whole thing for you. Sorry. I will give you some highlights, though.
The chicken (after being opened like a book and pounded within a 1/4 inch of it's life) is rubbed with a garlic herb paste. These probably aren't the Italian herbs you are expecting. They are rosemary and thyme.
Here is where I have to do some major improvising. The recipe calls for 1 red bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, and one cubanelle. What I have on hand is 1/4 of a red bell pepper. I may have a jar of roasted red pepper, too. And I know I have red pepper flakes.
I'm going to have make that work.
I am also going to make chocolate mousse. (Snap! I don't have any cream! Thus I have to go out which means I can get the necessary peppers. Friggle snitch!)
Must leave now. Mousse must have to time to chill.
This is all such a departure from what I had originally planned. Chicken, brussel sprouts, and leftover mashed.
I guess I'll eat the sprouts for lunch. Mmmm.