12 March 2012

Chicken. Wrapped, beaten and stuffed




I have a friend who has declared herself to be culinarily challenged.

She loves numbers and sports and is great with kids. 

But cooking, she says, is not her thing.




That may be true, but i happen to know that even though i understand it may not be a passion of hers presently, when the need for a good meal calls upon her, she's a great success.

So when her turn came recently to cook for our weekly Supper Club, she took some votes, (via facebook) and came up with a slam dunk.

You like how i threw in a sports reference there?
I might have taken that further but that's about as far as my basketball terminology goes!

Just to prove a self-proclaimed cooking novice doesn't have to have clear and descriptive recipes, i'm giving you the instructions as they were written to her.
She came over to my house to make it so i got to chat with her while she worked and photograph the whole process.


:: Start with boneless chicken breasts..pound flat with a meat mallet (OK you don't have one...use a glass).

We improvised further with an empty wine bottle.




:: Sprinkle with flour mixed with a little salt and pepper also a bit of paprika. 

:: Mix 8 oz Feta cheese, with 1/2 cup mayo, 10 oz chopped spinach, thawed and drained, 1 clove garlic..


:: Place spinach mixture on 1/2 chicken breast. fold over...

:: wrap with two strips bacon, use tooth picks to hold together the best you can.



:: Place on greased baking dish, do not allow chicken to touch each other, bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until tender. 
(until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.)



The results are bursting with flavor,
with a rather impressive presentation.

Served with baked potatoes, a
good salad and steamed broccoli.

A good meal in good company adds great richness and flavor to life!



 Do i see men in the kitchen? There's at least one washing dishes...


Someone said, "The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available." 
I wonder how many gifts and talents lay hidden just because we don't cultivate them....
A lot can happen with practice and consistent effort. 
(Does that apply to me and basketball?)
ha ... maybe it's time to wrap this up!
Lets say desire might also be a key ingredient to success.
;)
{ Great job Kim! }

2 comments:

  1. Since I am a vegan, I can't comment on the dinner but I do love the idea of always looking for the opportunity to experience yourself. I'm going to write that quote on my chalkboard to really learn it. I often get frustrated at myself because I know there's things I want to try but at the end of the day, I don't cultivate those ideas.....

    I love to hear stories about good times with friends and I love that kitchen!!!

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  2. Ahh looks sooo yummy!! Way to go Kim (=

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