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{Celebrating birthdays and Eating Cake}

  I shared with you last week that I was making cakes and freezing them for upcoming birthdays so today we reaped the harvest of two birthdays being celebrated. My soninlove David celebrated his 40th and my oldest granddaughter Raygen celebrated her 17th.  (David and his beautiful family) Of course I let my granddaughter pick her birthday meal and it was fried chicken, green beans, corn, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and deviled eggs.  We had quite a good Sunday lunch. But, we usually do because I cook most every Sunday for my family. LOL!  I went by to visit her at work as she works PT at their gym and I carried her balloons to help make her day extra special.  Her birthday cake was a hit. I tried a new recipe as she requested a homemade vanilla cake and homemade chocolate icing. So, she got a 4 layer vanilla cake with all the trimmings. The cake was more the consistency a pound cake but it was hit.  A little homemade chocolate sauce with Reese Peanut cups and chocolate icing added the

{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...
http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2015/05/fish-dish-and-fresh-bread.html

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


Comments

  1. Oh my goodness Cindy! Your bread is too pretty to eat. The chicken breast looks wonderful. May give this one a try.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. The bread is so good but those stuffed chicken breast are too!

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  2. Oh my word.....I was hungry before I read this and now my belly is really growling....yummy. You're a woman of many talents. Hope you have an awesome day, sweet Lady.

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    1. Deb, wish you was here. We'd make some loaves together!

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  3. Oh my Cindy you made me hungry!! Those chicken breast look fantastic! Love your bread bowl and the story behind it, so precious. Johnna

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    1. Thanks Johnna! Love using your recipe for my bread making. The chicken is really good. Marty and I actually made two meals out those chicken breasts! So good.

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  4. Oh that bread all looks amazing and is making me hungry!! I would skip the chicken (since I'm a veggie) and dive into the corn, salad and all of that bread! Yum!

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  5. Oh, yum yum yum! This looks so delicious! I wish I had just a slice.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. I wish you had some too Sheila. If I was just close enough to you,.,,,,I'd bring you some bread!

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  6. Oh that stuffed chicken on fresh baked bread looks so yummy, Cindy. I will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe....Christine

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  7. Cindy, this is a wonderful post. Both the bread and the stuffed chicken look awesome. Have a good week.

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  8. I had spaghettini tonight, Cindy. Your meal looks delicious!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Linda for stopping by. We like Baked Spaghetti at my house loaded with cheese of course! LOL!

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  9. Hi Cindy, what beautiful baked bread. They all look so delicious along with this wonderful chicken recipe. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day sweet friend.
    Hugs, cm

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  10. My son is the bread baker in the family. The rest of us just bow to him for as he says, "Gluten is my life." Ha!

    Must pin this stuffed chicken recipe. We eat a lot of chicken around here.

    We laughed about your husband's comments concerning the potting bench. It was John's biggest concern. He didn't care if I thought he was great and every woman in Blogdom thought so, too. He didn't want to upset the guys. Crazy, crazy man. =D

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    1. Ooh, I bet you have your son baking lots of good bread Vee!

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  11. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by as often as you do!! Soon i will have more time for visits when i go Part Time! You ask how to I get everything done??? I really do not sleep a lot which i hope to try to correct as i go part time as I do suffer from Sleep Deprivation caused by Shift work....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Maybe you can get caught up with your rest Deb when you go part time!

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  12. Cindy,
    I am always on the look out for new chicken recipes. I am in a slump right now as far a cooking goes.
    I think it is living in the apartment and waiting to start the new house, I feel a bit out of my element in this kitchen! Oh well, this sounds super good and I am sure going to give it a try!
    Happy Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. You could even do this chicken in the oven Jemma if you don't have a grill at the apartment. It was juicy and tender for sure! It will be a remake for us.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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