Tonight I had dinner with my Uncle Vince and cousins Ginny and Joe. Since I lost my father, I have had a huge hole in my heart. Tonight, Uncle Vince filled that hole a little bit. He has the same sense of humor as my father and looks like him. In a way, having dinner with him was like having my dad back, even for a little bit..................
Uncle Vince is almost 90! He still drinks wine at every meal. A true Italian!
Tonight, I made Chicken Picatta. I love this dish! Here are the ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds mushrooms
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 cup flour
To begin, take your chicken breast and put it in a Ziploc bag. Pound the chicken thin. Take the cup of flour and add a little salt and pepper.
In a large saute pan, heat up 1/2 stick of butter. Dredge the chicken in the flour and brown on each side. Keep warm while you make the sauce.
In another saute pan, add 1/4 stick butter, 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic. Add the mushrooms and saute 5 minutes or so.
When the mushrooms are done, add the lemon juice, capers and parsley. Cook another 5 minutes. Pour over the chicken and serve. YUM!
I served the chicken with fresh, sauteed broccoli and pasta with oil, butter, and garlic sauce
Phil, Mom, Uncle Vince, Cousin Joe and Ginny
Family is everything. Savor every moment you have with your family. Cherish them, and thank God for them everyday.
Cousin Ginny and I