Why did the chicken cross the road?
Um, I don't actually have an answer as the why he crossed the road, but I do know that chickens are really tasty to eat! ;)
Happy Super Sports Ball Day Championship everyone!
We actually watched the Super Bowl, mostly for the adverts and half-time though. I must say that I really loved Beyonce and Bruno, not really a Coldplay fan though.
Today was a really long day, Braedon woke me up a little earlier than usual. I am so tired! But so is parenthood, I guess. He got to talk to his Nana and Grandpa in England for a while, it’s insane how much he has changed in the 2 weeks that he hasn’t spoken to them! He’s making ‘da da’s’ and ‘ba ba’s’ all the time now! And he's very vocal as to what he likes and does not like, it's a joy to my ears.
We went to brunch at Town’s End Bakery and were literally the only people there at 2:00. Last time we were there, it was full around that time. I’m guessing that everyone had already started their parties. This was the first time that I actually ordered something for Braedon to eat as well, he had some scrambled eggs! He loved them.
We got our Amazon Prime Fresh delivery today and so far they are 3 for 3, I am very impressed! After that, Gareth decided to make smoke out of the dry ice that was keeping my ice cream frozen. Braedon had no idea what to think of that! It was pretty cool.
He decided that his new favorite spot is on top of his mommy’s head, so that he can pull her hair and eat her head… I wish I were kidding, but it made him so beyond excited to do that today, so I just let him sit there!
I made this awesome pesto dish, I was really excited with how it turned out. This has just been something that I experiment with every now and then. That’s the good thing about cooking, though, you can tweak it as many times as you want until you have something that you consider perfect.
Before I get to the recipe, I guess I will do my blogging challenge today. It asks, what food do I like that other people usually don’t. These questions are getting harder by the day! Gareth said no one in their right mind likes tomatoes, so I’m going with that as an answer. I love tomatoes, I have for a while, especially with a little salt and pepper on top!
I asked Gareth which of my recipes that I should blog about today and he said the stuffed chicken that we had this week.
I have to agree with him that this is one of my best recipes. This week was the 4th time that I have made it and I finally had the perfect cheese and ham ratio in it. I also had a fantastic sauce that really evened it out.
You don’t have to go out or spend a ton of time on something to eat gourmet, it’s really easy to get some of the same results at home that you do in a high end restaurant! This chicken is one of those that I compare to the high end. The best pan to make this in is a cast iron skillet, if you don’t have that then use a stainless steel, they hold heat much better than ceramics and non-sticks.
Ham and Gouda Stuffed Chicken
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 46 minutes
Serving Size- 3-4
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2-3lbs Chicken breast
- 2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
- 3-4 Thick Slices- Applewood Ham
- 3-4 Thick Slices- Smoked Gouda
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Heat oil in skillet at a medium temperature
- Butterfly chicken
- Smear half of the dijon mustard in chicken
- Add ham and gouda
- Salt, pepper, and coriander the outside of the chicken
- Put chicken in skillet
- Brown each side for 6-8 minutes
- Cover chicken
- Place in oven for 25 minutes
- Take out of oven, remove chicken from skillet and let rest
- Place butter and the rest of the mustard into the drippings
- Whisk for sauce
- Serve with vegetables such as asparagus or carrots
Can be refrigerated for 48 hours