Super dry brownies?
Nope! That would be 3 small pieces of homemade rye bread stacked with layers of french onion laughing cow cheese in the middle... ridiculous as that may sound, this is yummmmy.
|Makes more sense now? No? Well okay..|
So on to yesterdays dinner. We had some leftover ham from Christmas, so I thought that we could do a simplified version of chicken cordon bleu. I looked online for a recipe where they DIDN'T roll of the chicken but instead stacked it in a casserole dish but I wasn't finding what I wanted. There was a lot of things that called for condensed cream of chicken soup... ew, when was that ever called for in a chicken cordon bleu?? Anyways, I just winged it. My mom helped me out by pounding the chicken breasts down flatter while I got out the mustard, crackers, ham, oil, and seasonings. That's all you need! I seasoned the chicken with S&P then browned it on both sides in a skillet with a little oil. After that, I put the chicken in a casserole dish, topped with mustard, ham, and Swiss cheese, and popped it in the 400 degree oven. While the cheese was melting a little bit I crushed up some wheat butter crackers (leftover from Christmas appetizer spread). I took the chicken out briefly to top with cracker crumbs then put it back in till it was cooked all the way through. This was so easy and pretty tasty! I don't know if I will be compelled to make this again though, unless we have all the ingredients on hand. I felt like something was missing...the rents liked it though!
|My plate with a side of sweet potato fries.|
I finished off the night with a huge cookie I made the day before. One will do ya.
Okay so that was yesterdays eats! Today I woke up with a pounding headache and puffy eyes. I blame my phone because I was feeling fine until my phone started acting up. I got really upset with that thing (once again, its one of those "last straw" type of deals) and my body started feeling really hot, my head started pounding, and my nose stopped up. In the morning I took a shower and that helped. I think I was also a little dehydrated too so that might have been why I had such a headache. My temperature? a 98. My normal temp is around a 96, so it was a little higher than usual but not bad. Nothing a little breakfast can't cure, right?
|Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll and coffee.|
I drink mostly decaf coffee but will sometimes drink a cup of the caffeinated stuff in the morning because that's what our expresso machine makes. I have to go through a lot of trouble to use the machine with decaf coffee beans, so sometimes I'm just too lazy.
On the side, half a huge honey crisp apple with a little bit of Swiss original laughing cow cheese and homemade chocolate hazelnut butter. Don't hate on the laughing cow-apple combo because its the best combo in the world. Better than apples and peanut butter; yeah, that good.
this recipe. I was having trouble skinning the hazelnuts and, lazy girl that I am, just plopped most of the hazelnuts, skin and all, right into the food processor. I don't think this caused any bitterness in the final product but I don't really have anything to compare it to. Also I used coconut oil instead of veg oil, you can't taste the coconut but rather the coconut rounded out the chocolate flavor very well. Also I used half the amount of sugar and the sweetness was perfect. Next time I think I would add a dash of salt so all the flavors could be brought out even more. This stuff is like magic on the tongue, I swear. The recipe filled up that whole jar so I'd say it makes about a cup and a forth of nut butter in case you were wondering.
I'm going to do a post later on my costco loot, plus an unexpected lunch!