Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stuffed Chicken

Today is my creative cooking day. I have a package of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts in the refrigerator awaiting a new identity. I've been reading online, perusing my cookbooks, and hoping for inspiration. Wouldn't you know it, when I was just about to lose hope, cousin Costa called from Charleston. When he is not lecturing me on my politics, he is telling me about the delicious food he has just made. I knew he would be the perfect person to ask for help. Although maybe his recipes are not always low calorie, he does normally cook with whole fresh foods and everything he has ever made us has been delicious. He gave me the idea to stuff chicken breasts with bacon and cheese and fry them in butter until they are golden brown. Well, I obviously had to tweak the recipe a bit to remove a few calories. I improvised on his recipe, left out the cheese and added dates and capers. Then, I did a light egg wash and rolled them in walnuts. I will be baking them, not frying. Time will tell how they turn out. I'm going to add a salad, spinach and sweet potato. Finally, something different on Patti's plate. 
Update: Ernie called and said he was picking up Barone's pizza. Tony suggested we eat the chicken roll tomorrow. The temptation was too great. I caved.

I am bad.
I am fat.
I hate myself.

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