Paul castronovo_ my lunch with jay leno – sun sentinel

I was going on about 4 hours sleep on Saturday, and after helping out with the Dolphin Cancer Challenge early in the morning was looking forward to catching up on some much needed rest. Parmesan chicken and rice I cranked down the AC’s, hit the couch and was ready to Netflix the day away, when my phone rang.

“Hey, where’s a good Northern Italian restaurant in your neck of the woods?” It was comedian/director Wil Shriner, a great friend and someone I talk to multiple times throughout the week as he is a regular on the Paul and Young Ron Show.

Sides to go with chicken parmesan “Northern Italian? I’d say Arturo’s, not sure if they’re open for lunch though. How do you cook chicken parmesan Want me to check for you?” Lots of friends call me about restaurant recommendations, so it’s not that abnormal for me to run down this information, but I knew this was different. Baked chicken parmesan no breading Wil Shriner was in the car with Jay Leno.

My wife said that I “yelped.” I say it was a school girl scream, whatever it was, a loud sound came from my mouth, then I added, “Wil called, I’m going to lunch with Jay Leno!” Any thoughts of a nap went right out the window. Chicken parmesan recipe This is bucket list stuff. Bread crumbs for chicken parmesan Look, I’m in the entertainment industry and have gotten friendly with lots of famous people, but things just got kicked up a bit. Grilled chicken parmesan recipe I host a talk show. Good side dishes for chicken parmesan Jay hosted the most successful talk show in the history of television, The Tonight Show and for most of those 22 years he dominated the ratings. Chicken parmesan bake casserole He’s a comedy legend, and I love comedy and Jay as well. Chicken parmesan recipe tyler florence As I neared the restaurant, I just had one thought: try not to spill anything on your shirt.

I was so excited that I called my parents on the way over, “My Son is having lunch with Jay Leno!” My Mom blurted out. How to make baked chicken parmesan “Who are you talking to,” I asked. What kind of sauce for chicken parmesan “The women at the pool,” said Mom. Chicken and parmesan recipe “Phyllis wants you to tell him that she misses him on The Tonight Show.” “Hey Jay, nice to meet you. How long do you bake chicken parmesan Phyllis from my parents complex in West Boynton misses you on the TV,” finally I had my opening salvo. Parmesan chicken tenderloins “I’ll call you later, Mom. Crispy chicken parmesan recipe I’m at the restaurant,” I said.

There’s always that moment when you meet a famous person that you feel as if you know them. Easy parmesan chicken You don’t. How to make chicken parmesan sandwiches But boy, seeing Jay Leno sitting in the booth across from me ordering the chicken Parmesan just like one of my idiot high school buddies would, was down right freaky. Calories in a chicken parmesan sandwich Thankfully, Jay is a pro and made me feel at home within seconds.

“Glad you could get away,” said Jay. Chicken parmesan chicken I replied, “I was part of a big bike ride this morning, so my afternoon was free.” Then Jay Leno nailed me … Quick easy chicken parmesan “A bike ride? You got winded walking into the restaurant!” We all laughed. Spaghetti chicken parmesan He and Wil then told stories and traded barbs and punchlines for the next 2 hours. Stuffed chicken parmesan I got a few good lines in. Recipe chicken parmesan easy When Wil excused himself to go to the bathroom, leaving Jay and I alone at the table, I looked over at him and said, “Whadya say you and I get out of here?” He cracked up. Pasta chicken parmesan He’s a regular guy. Breaded chicken parmesan recipe He’s one of us. How to make chicken parm in oven It’s just that he flies private jets, owns 300 cars and motorcycles and is beloved around the world.

If you’re wondering, he picked up the check and later on, when I called Wil Shriner for a recap, I asked, “Did he like me, does he want me to come out to California and hang out, does he want to put me on TV?” Wil answered, “Jay said, nice guy, next time I come back, we’ve gotta go for a ride on his boat”. Parmesan crusted chicken bjs I told that to my wife, now she’s remodeling the home, just in case.

Paul Castronovo hosts the Paul and Young Ron show 6-10 am weekdays on Big 105.9 and 94.3 Real Radio @paulCastronovo @paulandyoungron. Chicken parmesan rezept He wrote this for the Sun Sentinel.