Sorry for no post yesterday! I was out late Friday night with some friends (pics to come later!) and then Saturday I spent the sunny day outside reading this:
Doesn’t Janet Evanovich crack you up!? I think she is hilarious, and it is quite entertaining for a quick read.
I wasn’t so busy relaxing (hee hee ) that I couldn’t have fun cooking! My first meal was from Julia Child’s cookbook
The Poached Egg.
For years I have wanted to try this recipe, but made up excuses for fear of failure. After watching Julie and Julia recently, I decided to take a crack at it.
The cast of characters: One egg, a pot of simmering water, and a drizzle of vinegar (to keep the whites settled).
I cracked the egg in a separate bowl to drop into the simmering water.
Immediately, I used a wooden spoon to swirl the whites around.
After that, you wait for 3-4 minutes, until the whites are settled.
Then, you take it out carefully with a slotted spoon and place it on a plate.
Yummy. The egg tasted better than any other form of egg I have had before. And it was so easy!!! It worked on the first try. Anddd it tasted like b.u.t.t.e.r. It didn't need anything except a fork : ) And it only took 6 minutes.
Then came more good stuff for dinner. The idea came from my inability to make a decision for what to eat.
First, I was thinking chicken parmesan. But then I looked in my fridge and saw leftover egg roll wrappers from last week, from Kristin’s recipe.
So, I thought I would combine the two ideas--chicken parm + egg roll wrappers = chicken parm egg rolls!
I made an extra egg roll (three total) and had it for lunch today—yummo (yes, I just pulled a Rachael Ray).
Chicken Parm Egg Rolls
3 Egg Roll wrappers
1 chicken breast
1 cup pasta sauce
3 slices of mozzarella cheese
a handful of chopped basil
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dried oregano. Cook for 20-30 minutes, until cooked . Raise oven temperature to 425 F.
In a small bowl, combine pasta sauce, basil, and chicken. Mix well.
Lay egg roll out and place slice of cheese on a diagonal. Place chicken mixture on an egg roll.
Wrap up egg roll and place on cookie sheet seam down. Cook for 20 minutes.
Spoon extra sauce on top. Enjoy!
I love this recipe! It tastes exactly like a chicken parm grinder…but crispier….and more egg-rolly than starchy bread.
Have a happy fourth, everyone!!!