Monday, March 26, 2012

sunday

I love Sundays. 

They are so relaxing.

And lately it's been the only day of the week that we all get to be home and spend time together.

We got up early yesterday and went to church, then out for bagels and coffee afterwards.



Reid had a baseball practice in the afternoon and Grant went down for his nap, so I spent some time in the workshop packaging orders.

Once the big boys were home, it was pouring rain, so we had a little family art time.  Finger paints and water colors and crayons.




.  It was quiet and there was no tv and we just had fun laughing and painting and being together.


Grant's masterpiece.  He was going for an abstract look I think. ;)


And Reid's.  It says "Thank you for freedom"....It is headed somewhere special.  More on that later in the week.


This is what I painted.  I totally stole the idea from Meg.  She was right.  It is super relaxing to paint a page of rainbow hearts.  It was good rainy day therapy.


We made chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and basil for dinner.  It's Barefoot Contessa and it's super easy and super delicious.


Mark and I cook together a lot.  He is super helpful.  He will usually go ahead of me and preheat the oven and get all the measuring and prep done if he knows what we're having.  We are a good team.

Here is the simple recipe for the chicken: 

First, you will need:
Bone In, Skin On Chicken Breasts
Montrachet Goat Cheese {the little log kind that they sell in the deli/fancy cheese area of the grocery store}
Fresh Basil Leaves
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Step 2: Place one or two rounds of goat cheese and a large basil leaf under the skin of each chicken breast
Step 3: Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper
Step 4: Bake for 40 minutes 
Serve it up!
{I told you it was super simple!}


PS...Cutting the goat cheese into rounds is much easier if you use waxed {unscented} dental floss.  Wrap it around the bottom of the goat cheese log and pull both sides down.  It will cut cleanly and not crumble.


We always serve this dish with rice pilaf.

You can find Ina's recipe here and read all the reviews too. 

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It's supposed to be nice today.  I hope so.  I'm ready for the sun. 

I hope it's a sunny and beautiful Monday in your part of the world!





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  1. I love being in the kitchen with you, and trying to help in the workshop. We are a good team. I love you, your husband

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