Lemon Pepper Chicken Panini
This weeks “Date Night Dinner” is maybe more of a lunch, although I do like the ocassional sandwich for dinner. Sometimes you just don’t want a huge meal.
But if you are going to have a sandwich, and its going to be for dinner, it should be a really great sandwich, like a panini. I don’t remember the first panini I ever had but I think for the money they are by far the best thing since sliced bread……..ha, ha. I am not sure if its a rule or not but, a panini should always be on ciabatta bread. It is far and away the best……..
I am kinda the Queen of cleaning out the refrigerator. As I looked in it I saw that there were some lemons that needed to be used, a half a log of goat cheese, a container of mixed greens, a half an onion and half a loaf of ciabatta. Well lemon pepper marinade is always good with chicken. The goat cheese could be spread on the bread……….if I grilled the onions along with the chicken……hum………. now I was getting an idea……Panini! I could top it off with the mixed green after it was grilled. But it need a little something more so a Balsamic Drizzle was just the ticket. Serve it up with your favorite chips or a nice pasta salad or if our weather is any indicator…….brrrrrrrr……….. maybe a nice cup of soup. Continue reading “Lemon Pepper Chicken Panini”
So have you tried pomegranates??? If you have not you really need to. What is a pomegranate you ask ……. well it’s one of those fruits that you look at every time you are at the store, but never have the nerve to try. You look at the big red globe and think what in the world would I do with that. Go ahead and get one, they are amazing. They are a bit daunting I must admit……..where do I begin. As I stood and stared at the first one I bought, wondering what in the world to do with it……… as my iPad sat there all knowing …….. I googled pomegranate, then thought a video would be a really good idea, and it was. I just picked a random one, so once I learned what to do, I cracked it open and OMG…….it was a site to behold! The red jewels inside just begged to be released……… but stop!……..all glory aside, they are messy little buggers, and they will stain anything, and I do mean anything they touch. Just ask my cute white top. But after I tasted them I really did not care. My deciding factor in trying them was wanting to make a recipe from another bloggers web site… Pinch of Yum. They have amazing recipes and one caught my eye …Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice with Walnuts and Feta ,so I tried Lindsay’s recipe and all I can say is Pomegranates are wonderful, as was the recipe. Continue reading “Pomegranate Chicken”
Well if you are a Football fan……..I am not………shhhh…don’t tell anyone. But Tim…….all I can say is if it’s about sports he’s about it. I don’t know about sports, but I do know what to serve to those who are…….Chicken Enchilada Meatballs of course. I mean it really is the best of two things that I love, Mexican food and Meatballs. With all the upcoming games you really must have those go to party foods. Bonus for these since they are made with ground chicken they are much healthier that the traditional BBQ kind. Continue reading “Chicken Enchilada Meatballs”