Sunday, November 7, 2010

in my element

so now that summer has faded into fall and the light casts it's golden glow upon this world, i am myself again.
i just can't seem to be an energetic chipper person when it's 99 degrees outside.
i always look forward to fall and winter.  a season to get nice and cozy.
and whip up some yummy food in the kitchen.
this weekend the only time the hubs and i ate out was friday night and that was to grab a quick meal before we caught a movie.
we were out on saturday, and surrounded by really good food joints, but all i really wanted to do was go home and cook a fabulous dinner! and that is just what i did.
the hubs put on some Christmas music and we cooked for an hour or so and then enjoyed a wonderful meal of stuffed chicken breasts, roasted brussel sprouts, and brown and wild rice.  so hearty and healthy.
oh and we can't forget the applepie!

you really should make this stuffed chicken.  i basically threw a bunch of ingredients in for the stuffing and voila!

here's my version of it:
 tear off two good sized hunks of soft french bread and grind in a food proccessor.
dump the bread crumbs into a bowl.
rough chop half an onion and 2-3 cloves of garlic. pulse a time or two in the proccessor.
add 5-6 fresh cremini mushrooms and a good handful of chopped almonds. 
pulse again until everything is minced. add to bread crumbs.
drizzle with some evoo, about a 1/4 cup chicken broth or more, to moisten really well.
add one egg so that it all sticks together nicely.
add salt and pepper and a dash of garlic salt.
mix well and stuff between chicken breasts. 
add a little evoo and chicken broth to the bottom of a small roasting pan with the stuffed breasts.
if you have more stuffing left, you can top the chicken or "blob" around the sides of the chicken. 
put in a 375 degree preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes.

i'm telling you, this is so yummy and so easy!
try it.  i know you'll love it!

No comments:

Post a Comment