Yesterday I found that our grocery store was having a meat sale. I love it when they do that - mix and match 5 items for $20. I got 2 packages of chicken cutlets and 3 packages of bacon (I was a little late and missed out on some of the variety). Some of that went in the freezer, but I used 1 package of the chicken to make chicken parmesan. I made it in 2 casserole dishes - one with nettles and one without. I know what I can get away with as far as feeding the 6 year old, and this was not going to fly.
When adding the nettles, I pulled a little package of them out of the freezer; these are the ones I froze last fall. I chopped it finely, still mostly frozen, and sprinkled the nettles between the layers of chicken before it went into the oven. When my husband came home, he said, "Why is it green?" I said, "Think of it as a florentine."
He did admit, after a few bites, "You know, nettles have a really nice flavor."