Anniversary Dinner

6 years!

For our 6th anniversary, my husband decided to cook for me.  This, coming from a man who says he “doesn’t know how to cook”.

Yeah right – The man makes the best eggs you’ve ever had.

On our very first date, back in the summer of 2004, he flew up from south Florida to see me.  But for a few months before that, we talked on the phone, chatted online, etc. every single day since the day we met.  See, we met online.  And it was an accident.   But… that’s a story for another day.

Months passed, and we became very good friends – talking every single day.  He knew everything about me and I knew everything about him.  We knew what each other looked like.  We knew the other’s likes and dislikes.  I knew at that point that my day was not complete if I didn’t talk to him.  We were both going through our own personal hell but at the end of each day we said goodnight to each other – via the phone.  Then one day during one of our long talks, he said…  “I have to come to Birmingham to see you.”

He loves to tell the story of the day I picked him up from the airport.  See, my mother called and called and called (and called some more)….she was concerned, not because I was going to the airport to pick up a stranger I had met on line.  She was concerned because I was driving in city traffic. .  Yes, that happened.  Long story short, he came to Birmingham, we had what we like to callThe Best Weekend Of Our Lives, and on Sunday evening before he left he said, “You aren’t seeing anyone else, right? Because I’m going to marry you.”

Anyway, on our first evening together (in person), he cooked me Chicken Parmesan.  He said his grandfather loved it when he made it.  As did I.

Oh, and by the way yes he did, in fact, marry me.

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 2 lb thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 12 oz package spaghetti
  • 1 block whole milk mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
  • 1 jar Barilla green and black olive sauce
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Wash chicken breasts, pat dry. Dip chicken in the egg, then breadcrumbs, set aside. Add the canola oil to a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
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Continue with remaining chicken.  Add the chicken to the hot oil, cooking 3-4 minutes at a time, until golden brown, then lay flat on the baking sheet.

Spoon the Barilla sauce over the top; cover with cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is done.
And enjoy.
I’m going to have to come up with more reasons for the man to cook.

And….the rest of our dinner menu:

Brussel sprouts with garlic and butter

Balsamic Infused Strawberries

And Finally…
Mini Molten Lava Cakes

These are the kids on our wedding day….

And now, 6 years later…

….And We Lived Happily Ever After….

Happy Anniversary to us, and Happy Tuesday to you!

~Dixie Chik~

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21 Comments:

  1. Happy six year anniversary!! That was so sweet of him to make dinner for you. That chicken parm looks delightful. 🙂
    Rach recently posted..Weekend with the in-laws

  2. What a great story. I wish someone would whip me up this meal!
    Barbara Schieving recently posted..Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

  3. Aint love grand? Oh happy days. Nice to befriend you on Tasty Kitchen. Now that’s a chicken parm recipe, good ole southern kind. I’m making some for my freezer, baked, next week. I’ll post. Have a blessed day.

  4. I love a good love story!! And boy that looks GOOD!!!

  5. What great pictures. And the man can cook. Wonderful. Happy Anniversary.

  6. So sweet! I LOVE the addition of the Brussels Sprouts. They are such an overlooked yet delicious veggie! Yum!
    Sunny @ http://pantrychef.wordpress.com recently posted..Mexican Cornbread

  7. Happy Anniversary, you two! The chicken parm looks amazing – I’ll have to get Rob to cook for me soon!

  8. Happy 6 Years!!! Looks like you both had a wonderful meal together. Congrats again!
    Happy When Not Hungry recently posted..Coconut- Butterscotch &amp Chocolate Chip Cookies

  9. Congratulations! What an adorable story, cute photos, and lovely-looking recipe! Only thing better than chicken parm: having a great guy to cook it for you. 🙂

  10. First Happy Anniversary and I wish you many many more..second I can relate to your story, ever though me and my husband did know each other through some friends, accidentally we started taliking online..:D and…my hubby too makes the best eggs ever LOL!!!!
    Chicken Parmesan looks and sound divine..enjoy your day!!!
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  11. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Lovely post, photos, and a terrific dinner…. Yaaay Hubby!!!
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  12. The best gift, a cooked meal from someone you love! It looks delicious too, I’m digging the cakes

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    Jennifer @ Jane Deere

    What a sweet story! Congratulations, y’all! The Chicken Parm looks outstanding too!
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