We’re havin chicken tonight!
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!
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?