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We’re havin chicken tonight!

October 31, 2010

Ok so my title is cheesy, but we did have chicken last night.  I blame The chicken and his cousin The turkey for all of my failed attempts at becoming a true vegetarian.  Veal, lamb or anything else under 3 months has never been an option for me.  Beef and pork I could take it or leave it and although I do like seafood, it’s not a big deal.  But chicken and especially turkey keep me from leaving the land of meat lovers.  I LOVE  my chook! (chook is chicken in Aussie land) and last night I made a simple stuffed chicken breast that turned out      Mure-Va-Lus!  

Begin by placing 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts between 2 pieces of Saran wrap and flattening them with a mallet (I used a sauce pan).   I had to run a few errands this morning and ended up dealing with 2 very grumpy, rude and just downright miserable sales people so I just imagined it was them.  Any hoo…. In a small bowl combine one box of frozen spinach (that you’ve wrung all the water out of), 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and some hot sauce along with the juice of 1/2 lime and combine well with a fork.       Add 1/2 the mixture to one chicken breast and tightly roll up securing with toothpicks or a wooden skewer.  Sprinkle the rolled chicken with lemon pepper and place on a baking pan.

Bake them at 350 degrees until nice and brown (and your whole house smells yummy).  Remove, let cool and then slice at a diagonal.    These would be great served to company because once sliced they are impressive looking.    I was quite proud of myself cause they were so purty!

One more photo just because….

This is where Josee gets fed up with me and says, “ok! the chicken is beautiful, can we eat it now?”yes ok” I reply, but just one more picture!”.

I mean seriously, doesn’t everyone take pictures of the stuff they cook?     teenagers!

I charged the man $24.99 for the chicken and the rice as a side was $4.95.   I have to do this every once in a while to remind him what it would cost if he had to eat out.     That’s how you command appreciation.    One more way is to have a friend visit from Canada and leave him alone with the teenagers for a whole day, but that’s tomorrow’s blog.

What is one food that you would not be able to give up?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    October 31, 2010 4:38 pm

    “Chook” turned out really good. I might have gone a little heavy on the blue cheese but really didn’t detract from the enjoyment!

  2. October 31, 2010 6:34 pm

    You can never go too heavy on blue cheese! glad you liked it

  3. Lisa permalink
    November 1, 2010 9:19 am

    who is visiting from Canada?

  4. sandra permalink
    November 2, 2010 8:25 pm

    Funny! I charge the man also to fix the computer!

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