Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mix it up for MDA

The folks over at Carrabba's Italian Grill have been kind enough to ask me to pass the word along to all of you for their fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As if that weren't enough, they also sent along a recipe for one of their new signature menu items!

Stop by Carrabba's Italian Grill for a worthy cause, great food and fantastic cocktails!

Carrabba’s Italian Grill “Mix it up for MDA” Event

What: “Mix it Up for MDA” Event, a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

When: Thursday, July 30th from 5 p.m. to close

Cost: $15 a person

Admission includes a sampling of four food items from the new Mr. C’s Bar Menu and, for guests 21 years and older, one of three signature cocktails (Blackberry Lemonade, the Italian Lemon Drop or Blackberry Fields Martini) or another drink on the Mr. C’s list. In addition to monies raised from event admission, Carrabba’s also will donate $1 to MDA for each of the three signature drinks sold from July 30 – August 6.

Where: To find Carrabba’s locations near you, visit

Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Piccolinos


8 oz breast split Chicken breast, pounded thin (1/4 inch)
* Kosher salt and black pepper (to taste)
1 Beaten egg
2 Cups Seasoned breadcrumbs
2 oz Olive oil
4 oz Hot pomodoro sauce
1 oz Grated romano cheese
2 slices Mozzarella
4 slices Italian mini sandwich bread

1. Season chicken on both sides with the kosher salt and black pepper. Dip chicken breast into beaten egg and then coat with the seasoned breadcrumbs.

2. Heat olive oil, medium heat in a Teflon-coated skillet. Make sure the oil is hot before placing breaded chicken into the pan otherwise breading will absorb oil and not brown properly. Sauté chicken breast on both sides until golden brown.

3. Place chicken on a baking pan. Spread the pomodoro sauce evenly over the chicken and sprinkle with romano cheese, and top with mozzarella.

4. Melt cheese under broiler until lightly browned.

5. Cut to size and serve on Italian mini sandwich bread.


Cheryl said...

Man I have missed you! I hope all is well and you are just having a busy summer! I would go if I lived locally!

gigi said...

I sure wish we had one in our town. Sounds like a lot of fun for a great cause!

Katy ~ said...

Recipe sounds fantastic! MDA is a worthy cause ~ I wish them great success.

Marguerite said...

Oh I love Carrabba's, Katherine. My cousin and I have lunch there sometimes. I will try to fit it in, tomorrow. This recipe sounds cest' bon, cher, especially the Hot Pomodoro sauce. Hope you're not working, too hard!

Donna-FFW said...

Good to see you back here posting.

Sounds like a yummy time for a worthy cause!

Selba said...

You are back!

The chicken recipe sounds delicious :)

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

sounds like a great event! we have a carabbas here, but I've never been.

burpandslurp said...

I already know someone with that disease, so this post felt rather personal to me.
And my dear Katherine, you've been gone tooo long!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds pretty good. I'm pretty sure we don't have one here.

Good that they are pitching in for a worthy cause.


Chris said...

Don't forget the gig is tonight!

Ashley said...

I love Carrabbas and I actually used to work there as a waitress!
Thanks so much for following my blog. You missed the one giveaway but I have about 7 more going on right now! You can click on them and enter, they're all on my sidebar. :)
I added your blog to my Google reader.

Jackie at said...

Love all the wonderful flavors in your chicken parmesan. I usually make those that I stuff in ciabatta bread. It's oh so good!

Debbie said...

Hello dear friend. I've been at the beach but wanted to drop by and say hi. Let's do lunch after I get my kids away to college. Sound OK?