Monday, July 6, 2015

{A Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe} and some wholesome Bread!

Nothing like some fresh baked bread right? Especially when I am using my bread bowl that has been passed down to the 4th generation! My great-grandfather actually carved this bread bowl out of wood and I do love using it. This sweet bowl has been used for a lot of things such as holding fruit, baked goodies, baked bread and more!And you know I name everything so I named him after the man that made him...Henry!

I am now known as the BREAD making fool...LOL! I do love to bake bread so made several different batches. Decided to go with french rolls with this batch.

OOH....came out so pretty don't ya think?

And how about a basic round loaf with fresh Rosemary and fresh Dill?

Looks pretty tasty to me!

If you'd like this basic bread recipe then pop over to this link that I blogged about...

You can add any extras you'd like such as herbs, cheese and etc. I add my herbs/cheese when mixing the bread before the first rise. Super easy and so many different variations. Remember, this is wholesome, fresh bread with no preservatives. It will last in frig about a week. But you can make extras and freeze them.

Now for the stuffed chicken breast recipe.

For me and my man we fixed two chicken breast but you can adapt the recipe to how many you are cooking for. Place your chicken breast on top of a large piece of foil.
1: 2 nice size chicken breasts-washed and dried
2: Season with whatever you want to season them with. I used Old Bay, salt and pepper, paprika, lemon pepper and a dash of garlic powder.
3: I used 1/2 of a half of block of cream cheese room temp.(I took a block of cream cheese and halved it and then halved it again)
4: 3/4 cup of frozen spinach with all the water squeezed out. 
5: Shredded pepper jack cheese
6: Take your cream cheese and place it in a bowl. Mix your spinach in it. Coat the chicken breast really good with your mixture. Sprinkle chicken breast with shredded cheese of your choice. I used pepper jack. **Now, because I did not flatten out the chicken breast** (next time I will just a little) I soaked a few toothpicks in water so they would not burn on the grill. After about 5 minutes of soaking I took the toothpicks and placed several here and there to secure the chicken breast together to keep the stuffing secure inside the breast. **Don't forget to take the toothpicks out when cooked**. Now take another piece of foil and secure the chicken breast so that they are closed up good inside the foil packet. I used a gas grill and we cooked it on top burner on low. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. Depending on how big your chicken breast are. Let sit for about 5-7 minutes before eating. So juicy and tender. You can cut it with a fork. 
 To check to see if your chicken is cooked....lift the foil slightly and push your fork into the chicken breast and if clear juices run out it is done.

Added some corn on the cob with a salad...

Add some fresh baked bread and YUM-YUM!

What's for dinner at your house tonight? 
Happy Monday!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday in the Word and a {Surprise for me!}

As I was sorting through some books recently to participate in a book and magazine swap with some friends a piece of paper fell out of one of the books. I began to read it and thought...this is how I truly feel. His grace, mercy and love is what covers me and that is it!

I am a Christian
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not shouting, "I'm clean living". I'm whispering "I was lost", Now I'm found and I'm forgiven. 
When I say..."I am a Christian" I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need CHRIST to be my guide.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need HIS strength to carry on.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not bragging on success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches so I call upon His Name.
When I say...I'm a Christian" I'm not holier than thou. I'm just a simple sinner who received God's grace...

I hope that you have been blessed by this little poem that I found that I had stuck in an old book...a great reminder to me once again of God's Ultimate Grace!

And I must share...I was so surprised to find out that I was featured on Linda's "show and share" over at Coastal Charm.Here is the link and here was the feature!

Happy 4th of July!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Monday, June 29, 2015

A little Creativity plus lots of Talking equals a GREAT time!

I love it when I see a little creativity comes together, especially with sweet friends!

 Isn't this little jar just a beauty! I've decided to name her Rose. She isn't mine but I still named her. Don't you just love that chalk paint color? So sweet! My friend created Rose and I can tell you now that she almost accidentally of course came home with me! LOL!

Some of us gals decided to have a girls day and do a little creating. Well, I think we actually talked a lot more than we created but we sure did have a good time. Let me share some of our little creations.....

 We have a little Shabby Chic going on here....
And isn't her eye makeup just so pretty? The things we women notice right?

 Think Peacock...Just wait till you see the finished product!Absolutely beautiful!

A beautiful color of green is the making here and Jade at that! Love me some jade color!

Think Willow...angel, and upside down jar!!!! Stunning piece!

For me it was lace, jewels and beads....I was allowing my Southern Belle to showcase itself!

 This sweet friend decided she would not participate in a craft however, she organized a book and magazine swap for us and just wanted to be a part of our wonderful fellowship!

And a SWAP it was! WOW! We had so many different books and magazines to choose from! I loved it.

We had everything you could imagine to help us CREATE...and CREATE we did!

Shabby Chic style turned out perfect. I love how she used the key. Such a sweet added touch to this pretty blue jar with roses.Yes, Miss Felicity was perfect.

Don't you just love the color and embellishments? I named her Miss Prissy Peacock because she looks like she has class as she struts her stuff!

Awe...and then we have Miss Jade. (Yes, I name everything) Isn't she lovely? Looks like a wonderful vintage piece to have to me! So elegant.

Pink and lace with a rhinestone. Doesn't she look like something that Miss Melanie would have sitting in her powder room on "Gone with the Wind"?  So Miss Melanie it was!

And I think this was a favorite for everyone. "Miss Willow" of Angel Town. A simple jar turned upside down with an angel in it!!! Just beautifully adorned isn't she?

I don't know why but I decided that her name would be Hillary. I love how the chalk paint turned out and the purple and green colors just go so well together. Then add a sparkling green earring to it and got simplicity with a touch of class.

Miss Bubblegum (because her color reminded me of bubblegum) was made using a frappuccino bottle, some pearls, a piece of decorative paper and a broken earring. Dainty little thing but oh so cute.

Or how about a tin can using a piece of decorative paper with some lace and pearls?

Or it can hold a few napkins....
The ideas are endless! I think it would be adorable to store makeup brushes in too. OH...yes her name....Frenchy! She is from FRANCE....see the Eiffel tower on her?

We had so much fun! 

I decided to make a little gift with a jar for my friends too.

When I think of summer time I think LEMONADE! And of course yellow and daisy's go hand in hand to me!

 Nothing says lemonade better than a good old Mason jar right? I had some leftover Easter grass left from Easter and placed it in the bottom of the jar. Added a single serving of Wyler's lemonade and a real lemon. Used twine and yellow ribbon to tie the straw onto the jar and hot glued a daisy.

I added a tag...Oh taste and see that the Lord is Good....and that He is!

What's her name? Oh I thought you would never ask!!! Her name of course is Daisy!

And I must share my newest coffee cup one of my sweet friends gave me....I love it!

AIN'T it the truth? 

We brought a sack lunch and just thoroughly enjoyed visiting with one another. As we decided...We must make time for the little things in life....Life is so short and will pass us by quickly. And where oh where would we be without our girlfriends?

I hope that you have enjoyed our creative moments. We sure did!

I am joining Linda from Coastal Charm today for her Show and Share linky party. Pop over and take a peek...

Hugs and blessings, Cindy