Wooh. This week has been cah-razy.
Let’s take yesterday morning for example.
Yesterday morning I had a class meeting, and I was to arrive at school by 7:20.
I dutifully set my alarm (you know me) to go off at 6:20 so I’d have plenty of time to prepare myself.
Fun fact about me – along with all the compulsiveness that my personality entails,
I must sleep in utter and complete silence and darkness.
Enter earplugs. Those giant, squeezy sound mufflers? Yeah, my life-savers.
Anyway, I put my little (huge) earplugs in on Wednesday night, and slipped into dreamland.
I was not awoken by my alarm clock (ahem. phone).
I was awoken by my mother swinging the door open, screaming, “MARY CLAY!!!”
I gasped and looked at my phone – 7:15.
I’m not even kidding like 100% for serious seriousness here SEVENFIFTEEN.
I sprang from my bed faster than I EVER have on Christmas morning;
and I picked out my outfit, got dressed, put contacts in and make-up on, brushed my teeth,
grabbed a LUNA bar + stuffed it in my purse, gathered my belongings, and made it to school by 7:24.
And that’s how I’ve been rollin’ this week:
On-the-edge but productive.
As if my life weren’t stressful enough.
So let’s talk chicken.
This recipe was born out of my incessant need for mozzarella in my life. Yep, it’s a real thing.
And I used to think I didn’t like cheese HA who was I kidding.
But this chicken entails more than just mozzarella.
Bring on the caprese, baby.
Another fun fact:
When I was young and naive (like two months ago) I used to think it was pronounced ca-PREES.
Then I learned it was ca-PRE-zay, and I felt a lot fancier.
Anywho. This chicken recipe is so simple. So, so simple.
Saute the chicken. Saute green onions and tomatoes. Add a little (it’s all relative) cheese. Broil. Done.
I need this chicken in my life on days like yesterday. Or just any day. You know.
OOH and also! I know the potato looks a little misplaced on a plate of summery summerness,
but I just had to show you it’s wonderment.
Brown Sugar Bacon Sweet Potato.
I’m becoming more of a fan of bacon on sweetness (on ice cream, however… no bueno),
and this potato is perfection. The brown sugar is enough to sweeten it, while you get a smoky hint from the bacon.
Add some light butter and the day is done. Life is made. Et cetera.
Try it all, ’cause you need it all.
Caprese Chicken Skillet
5 4-ounce chicken breasts
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
5-6 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons julienned basil
salt and pepper
1. Turn on broiler. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to heat. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts, and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked completely. Remove from heat.
2. Add green onions, balsamic vinegar, and garlic to the skillet, and saute for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and saute another 2 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet.
3. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the mozzarella. Slide under the broiler for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly golden. Serve the chicken over the tomato saute.
Happy Friday, everyone!