Hey all :) Yesterday was my birthday and I'm another decade older....I hit the big 3. 0. I'm not entirely sure why some people think that this is the beginning of the end of the world. I pretty much feel the same as I did on Jan 11th when I was still 29 hahaha! It was a pretty uneventful night of picking up the Peanut monster and heading home for my favorite dinner of Tilapia loin with Kickin Chick'n seasoning on it with green beans and "skillet" potatoes. We watched a movie and waited for more snow to come in.
Did I mention that I was born in a snow storm in '82 and it seems like every year on my birthday Mother Nature seems to get as close to recreating that as possible :) This year it was 50 degrees and sunny on the 11th and on my b-day we wake up to ice and some snow on the ground and MODOT and there wonderful job of doing nothing created a lot of accidents and such.
On the way home from work Peanut tried to work her wonder Peanut charms on me :) That, I think, was my favorite part of the night. Definitely the funniest. We had made it about half of the 35 minute drive home and she pipes up in the back seat..."Mommy, can we go to the store with the TinkerBell cake? You really need a TinkerBell cake for your Happy Birthday!" I told her that the bakery was closed...she doesn't quite grasp why we can't eat store bought cake and whatnot but this was not a sufficient answer for her... oh no...enter massive meltdown in the backseat.
Me: "Did you take a nap today at Grandma's"
Peanut: "No I made snow angels instead"
Me: "You are seriously one tired munchkin"
Peanut: " No I'm not, I'm just sad that you won't have cake...I guess I'll just have to have oreo ice cream..." sniffle, sniffle, sniffle.
Then, because my hands were freezing and I haven't found any gloves at the house, we stopped by Walgreens for the $1.99 gloves that I will inevetibly loose once again. As we are walking up and down the aisles (there is no such thing as a quick trip any where with me) she spots some TinkerBell socks..
Peanut: "Can I get these socks pretty pretty pretty please?"
Me: " You already have 5 million and two pairs, I think we can skip this pair"
Peanut: "But I need them for your birthday"
Me: "I'm not going to win this am I? Put the socks in the basket..."
5 minutes later
Me: "What did you find now?"
Peanut: "Look as this really cute squirrel!!!"
Me: "You don't need that, you're already getting socks."
Peanut: " BUT, BUT, It's your birthday and I really need this squirrel!"
Me: " You do realize that it's MY birthday and not yours correct?"
Peanut: "But it will make your birthday better..."
Anybody noticing a pattern here? LOL
Anyways on for a new yummy recipe. Of course I tested this all for you tonight....not poisonous :)
Take however many chicken breasts or tenderloins that you would like to have I used about 10 boneless skinless tenderloins for this recipe.
In a deep skillet, or in my case an electric skillet, melt 1 tsp butter and 2 tbsp olive oil and toss in about 1/2 cup diced onion with a pinch of sea salt and cracked pepper
Let this cook down for a few minutes then add chicken and sprinkle with a good sprinkle of garlic powder.
Let the chicken cook through roughly 5-7 minutes on both sides and the tenderloins will be cooked through
Once the chicken is cooked take them out and place on a dish. Next add about 1 cup of the wine of your choice. Mine was a local white wine (Montelle Winery) called Stone House White. This will de-glaze your skillet.
After you've stirred and gotten up all the bits from the bottom then add about 1 cup of heavy cream and 15-20 sliced button mushrooms. Let this cook until the mushrooms have softened.
I decided to add some green beans to this that we had steamed the night before for some added yummyness. Now add the chicken back in the pan and let simmer (like pictured above) then turn off and let sit for a second to thicken up.
Serve with polenta, garlic mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower for complete YUM :)
Hope you all like this. Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Gotta go check on the munchkin and make sure she's asleep and not playing under the covers with her barbies that somehow keep managing to make their way back to her room. :)
Adventures in gluten free/Paleo friendly cake making to surface tomorrow :)