Fall Follies and Yummy Dinner!

What an enjoyable afternoon we had!  My daughters school musical department is AMAZING!  Out of the 2000 kids that go to high school there, 450 kids are in Fall Follies, the first big musical production of the school year.  My mom always says that when she sees these performances, she said that if she closed her eyes she would think she’s in downtown Chicago.  It really is that good!  You did a great job Hannah – I am so proud of all your hard work with rehearsals!

No photos allowed during the performance, but this will give you an idea of how many kids are in this!

No photos allowed during the performance, but this will give you an idea of how many kids are in this!

 Of course, my mom and I thought that Hannah’s group had the best song - they did a four part harmony A Capella version of Sarah McLaughlin’s Angel that was so good!

Here is Hannah with one of her friends:

Ally on the left, Hannah on the right

Ally on the left, Hannah on the right

And Hannah and Nana – for some reason Hannah feels she has to get down to Nana’s height – Hannah is 5.3″ and my mom is 4.10″

Hannah and Nana

Hannah and Nana

Then dinner turned out so good.  I ended up pounding each chicken breast flat and I thought I was going to roll it, but decided to cut each chicken breast in half and make it like a stuffed sandwich.  I stuffed the chicken with ham and fontina cheese (so yum!) and dredged in flour, then an egg/milk mixture, then in seasoned bread crumbs. 

I pan fried it on both sides first:

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Then I realized (thanks to Tony!) that I couldn’t put my skillet in the oven because the handle is plastic.  So any excuse to use my cast iron enameled pot, I transferred the chicken to the stock pot and finished it off at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (with the top on).  I didn’t overcook the chicken!  It was really good!  I served it with twice baked potatoes and pancetta green beans.

I ate about 3/4 of the chicken and all of the potato and green beans

I ate about 3/4 of the chicken and all of the potato and green beans

Thanks too for my mom for making the one hour trip one way to see this performance.  It’s always nice to have her over – and she’s coming over for Thanksgiving so I’ll see her again in a few days!  She’s bringing sugar free pumpkin pie – yum!

Off to watch t.v with Tony – Entourage will be on soon.  See you at breakfast!

8 thoughts on “Fall Follies and Yummy Dinner!

  1. Wow – that does sound like quite a production! Good job to Hannah :) It sounds fabulous!

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

  2. Be sure to pass on the word to Hannah that she looks amazing! Glad you and your mom enjoyed your time there! Sounds like fun!

    Great eats for the evening. Have a great night Biz!

  3. Hey dinner and a show, now that is a great night out! Your daughter is so cute, what a lovely smile and such pretty eyes, I am sure you are proud! The production sounds fantastic with that much talent!

  4. Biz,

    When my kids were at this point, there was not a lot of enthusiasm when it came to the musical stuff. It showed in the productions but we applauded anyway. Never told the kids, but we used to dub this the “night from hell”. Of course the only one that did a decent job was my daughter. :)

    Glad that you had a good time with this and it looks like the students are really behind it.

  5. Sounds like Hannah did a fabulous job! Tell her to soak it up! I so miss my musical days from high schooL!

  6. Wow, that is a huge production, I wish my high school did something like that! But I agree with Meghann, tell her to enjoy it, some of my favorite memories are from drama and shows! She looks so pretty in her pics too! :)

  7. sounds like hannah did a wonderful job! bask in the light of the moment!

  8. Such great pictures. Wow, that sounds like some show. I love the song Angel.

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