You know what I won’t be doing on a typical weeknight? Stuffing chicken breasts. Maybe down the road when my kids don’t want to physically be on my body all of the time, there will be stuffed chicken. Yet here we are – a recipe for stuffed chicken. My husband’s birthday was a worthy cause, don’t you think?
Stracciatella – is that not just the sexiest word? It means “little shred” and before it found it’s way into a Haagen Dazs commercial it was a sort of Italian soup; the ice cream was inspired by the soup. I have been using this technique for years with my Christmas Eve Holiday soup, but I never knew what it was called.
I do enjoy baked oatmeal. It’s pretty much a whole different animal than oatmeal cooked in a saucepan – a bit drier which calls for a splash of cold milk. This particular oatmeal isn’t necessarily the healthiest, what with the chocolate and all, but man is it good.
You should be making homemade soup. I know that sounds bossy but truth be told, I’ve been called bossy too many times to count (so I’m sort of okay with it). It’s just so EASY that it’s actually hard to mess up.
I tend to be a moderate, even when it comes to healthy eating. I’m always reading how current research has discovered the next superfood when in reality, all fruits, all veggies, all nuts and seeds have something to offer. Now – that being said – there are certain fads that I don’t think are fads, one being coconut oil.
Have I mentioned before that I can’t throw out food – especially produce? Probably at least a dozen times. Well last week my mother in law gave me 12 giant carrots from her Costco haul, so I got to searching, inspired by my incredible meal at Estia in Philadelphia (fab Greek food). Would I typically make this for a weeknight dinner? No, but I figured I’d share for the foodies out there who’d like to shake things up in the veggie department.
This dip was an easy hit over the holidays and one that works as well at Christmas as it does in the summertime, so I will most definitely be making it again soon. Though the photo above shows sugar cookies, it was best with strawberries for the dippers – something about that combination was absolute heaven.
So many cookies – but so worth it. Looking to lighten up? Put this dinner on your list.