4. More. Days. Until. Christmas!
Unreal. Saying December 20th seemed fine, but when I said 5 days until Christmas it puts it in perspective. Now we’re one day closer! AHH!! Boy is this a chaotic week…driving to Rhode Island for Christmas with Kevin’s family, then to Boston for yet another surgery (see why here), back to CT, Christmas at home with just the two of us, my brother comes on Christmas Day, I work on Thursday and then my family comes for the weekend! I’m exhausted just typing it. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!
To help make this time of year easy, we want simple recipes, minimal cleanup and tasty food. Welcome to our caloric intake!
This week we made Chicken Cordon Bleu (not the breaded ones we typically think about in the frozen section of the grocery store) with Oven Roasted Potatoes.
4 Chicken Breasts – pounded / 4-8 slices of Swiss Cheese / 4 slices Low Sodium Ham (we choose Boar’s Head) / toothpicks or skewers if your chicken is small.
4 average size Potatoes (Yukon Gold is my choice but we only had red) / Olive Oil / Salt / Pepper / Paprika / Garlic Powder.
The easiest meal EVER!
Pound the chicken with a mallet (or heavy cast iron pan) between pieces of Wax Paper (or butterfly larger breasts). Lay 1-2 pieces of cheese on the chicken with some ham. Close the chicken and secure it with the toothpicks. Cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes (my cheese oozed out this time because my breasts were tiny – story of my life). After you throw the chicken in, cut the potatoes any way you want – and throw in a Ziploc bag with the Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Paprika and Garlic Powder. Zip up and shake to coat all the pieces. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. DONE! I always use foil on my pans so I don’t have to scrub off the burned on food. Super easy and Super tasty! This is as French as my cooking gets.
I hope you’re all enjoying the last few days before Christmas, I know I am!
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