I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
I find weeknight meals to be a bit tricky sometimes. After a long busy day, I rarely want to spend an hour plus in the kitchen. However, I also don't want to always be turning to boxed pizzas or takeout whenever I've had a long day. I just want a delicious, home cooked meal that I can whip up in twenty minutes or less, with little cleanup afterwards. Is that asking too much?
The good news is, thanks to amazing bloggers such as yourselves, AND an endless variety of cookbooks and magazines, there are a ton of ideas out there. This I found from an old Taste of Home magazine that I'd managed to hold on to. Seasoned chicken breast, baked with basil, ham and provolone makes for a gooey and flavorful main dish. Throw in some rice and a side of seasonal fruit and dinner is served in no time. Now, back to homework, dishes, reading to the kids, cleaning the house, bathtime...
Chicken Provolone Taste of Home, Healthy Cooking July 2008
4 skinless boneless chicken halves 4 oz each
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 fresh basil leaves
4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
4 slices Provolone cheese
1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
2. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet: top with basil, prosciutto and cheese. Broil 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.