The initial recipe I made and shared for Dinners With Dan was a chicken dish close to my heart as it was the first recipe I made when I had a kitchen of my own, and it was a recipe I got from my late Aunt. The recipe was also a nice, easy, and simple dish which was perfect to start with on this blog. Tonight I’m going to expand on the foundation I laid in that recipe by adding an additional step to the process, and hopefully take you to the next level of baking chicken with my Mushroom and Parmesan Chicken.
When I got off work today, I felt like coming home and having something fairly light and fresh. I had a craving for tomatoes, but I didn’t know quite what I wanted to make. I started looking around to see what I had available. Garlic? Ok, that’s always a good start. Pasta? Now we’re getting somewhere… An idea hit me and after a quick run to the store, I came back and made a Garlic & Tomato Spaghetti.
A few months ago, when I began seriously considering starting Dinners with Dan, I talked with many friends and asked what kind of content they would most want to see in a food blog. I’ve already begun to incorporate many of these suggestions, and I will continue to integrate more as time goes on, but the most common response I received was quite simple: Easy, quick, and delicious meals that anyone can make regardless of culinary skill.
So, with that in mind, I thought I would start Dinners with Dan with the very first dish I made from a recipe when I moved into an apartment with a kitchen for the first time. I got this recipe from my late Aunt and it quickly became a go-to. There is nothing fancy about this, and there are many many ways you can make this recipe more decadent (and I’ve noted just a couple things I’ve done in the past below), but for tonight, for my first time sharing with you, I made it just like I did when I first made it over 6 years ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.