Sunday is more than just a day of the week, it’s a time when the family comes together to have a meal and enjoy the company of one another. During the week it can be kind of hectic but the one thing that is consistent is sitting down to a meal on a Sunday afternoon. This is one of our traditions as it has been a norm for our family through generations. We learn from each other, support one another and its our way of connecting on a personal level before that start of a new week. This Sunday, we are enjoying our Sunday Dinner with Ragu.
Ragu has been a staple in my home for as long as I can remember. In fact, I can’t even tell you the number of times my brothers and I had my mom’s famous spaghetti. Just as much as Ragu has been a staple in my home, this has been the same for many others as well.
In honor of #simmeredintradition, and the Super Bowl, I prepared a bunch of goodies, AND another one of my childhood favorites. When we were little, my brothers and I couldn’t get enough of mom’s Chicken Parmesan. It was so simple, but you’d think she’d spent hours on it as much as we raved about it.
While I love my mom’s Chicken Parmesan, over the years I’ve added a new ingredient, “sausage”!! It’s funny how traditions evolve and change with the taste of each person.
There are many ways to prepare Chicken Parmesan, but the easy way is to season and sear chicken breast in a pan and then transfer it to a baking pan to finish cooking in the oven. Cover with Ragu sauce and cook an additional 10-15 minutes. Add Mozzarella and return to the oven long enough to melt the cheese. Viola!! It’s done.
Finish the dish by adding it to a bed of spinach or noodles or rice. You won’t regret it! I can tell you that I don’t. This has been one of my favorite Sundays.