Saturday, January 30, 2021

Chicken Braciole w Cabbage Noodles- Slow Cooker

The other day I was watching someone make pork braciole on a food show . It had me thinking that the same could be done with a chicken breast. Well, we loved this dish. I made enough for us to have for dinner with a little bit left over for a yummy snack and enough to freeze one braciole and sauce. 
The pounded out chicken breast cooked and fell apart the same way a traditional beef flank steak  braciole would have become  tender with those slate like layers of beef. This was shocking to me for a chicken dish. I had never had this happen. I have pounded out chicken before and never had it cook and eat this way.



Ingredients:
2 Large Filleted Chicken Breast -Pounded out
6 Slices of Swiss Cheese-Traditionally Provolone but I had Swiss
1 15 oz. Can of Crushed Tomatoes
3 Cloves Garlic 



Filling:
1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley 
2 Tbl Chopped Onion 
2 Cloves Garlic Grated
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup Chopped Pignoli Nuts- Lightly Toasted 1st
1 Tbl Olive Oil 
salt and pepper to taste 
Mix and set aside 


The hardest part is evenly pounding out the filleted breast. I found it easy pound it out by reusing it's thick , Food Saver storage bag.


Next , I seasoned the breast with salt and pepper and laid down some cheese. Add the flavorful filling mix and tie with string.



Now, let me get some flavor going by browning all sides in some olive oil in my cast iron  skillet.

These will go into the slow cooker on high for 4-5 hrs, but first you need to add some olive oil to the slow cooker dice up 2-3 cloves of garlic and throw in a can of crushed tomatoes. Then you can add your braciole. 



I served this with cabbage noodles and we did not miss the pasta.  
Slice the cabbage noodle as thin or thick as you like but I did approximately a 1/2" cut. Throw them into a large fry pan , add some water (maybe 3/4 cup), cover with a lid to get the water boiling and then let that cabbage cook. Remove the lid after it gets to boiling and toss it around to get everyone cooking . Meanwhile the liquid should be evaporating. As you near to the end of the liquid in the pan the cabbage should be cooked. Lower the heat to low. Now take a ladle or two of the sauce from the slower cooker and toss it into your cabbage noodles. Add a pat of butter for some added flavor along with a pinch of salt and pepper and toss to get all the sauce on the noodles. Let it go to absorb some excess moisture. Remove from heat.












Serve the slices of braciole on a bed of cabbage noodles and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Enjoy.







                                               
Enjoy this guilt free meal. It is truly satisfying and one that we plan to make again and again. Next time I'm using pork. 







With love and gratitude,


Michele












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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Funtastic Friday #316

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Zoom Wedding, Simple Wedding Decor Ideas -#WeddingWeek #CoastalBohemianwedding #justmarried #thegraphicsfairy.com #wholefoods #simplysouthernstore


We got married.
 I said "I do!"
 As you would expect from a Coastal Bohemian, we planned a very simple beach ceremony. When I say that, I mean, me , Jason(my groom), a photographer and the wedding officiant. In the end, Jason's parents drove down and we had family and friends on a Zoom call.

 

The Zoom wedding was to take place on the beach but the wind was so intense that it was not possible.
Good thing I had gussied up the condo for wedding week.  
Here's what I did to make the condo feel festive. 
Supplies
1. 20 yards of tulle @.95 per yard. Walmart
2. 6' magnolia swags $2.95 ea. at Old Time Pottery. On sale from $24.99 ea. Score!!!!!
3, Lanterns gathered from my supply. 
4. Small heart boxes from my stash -Garage sale $1
5. Electric candles, tea lights and fairy lights- Walmart and Old Time Pottery. 
6. Mr. and Mrs. Swag -Party City $8.00.
7. Fresh Flowers from Whole Foods $50.00. Btw... I walked away with a great deal of flowers for this price.
8. Mr. and Mrs. wooden d├ęcor, bride and groom cake topper (fisherman snagging his bride), Just Married swag Cake Topper, and a dozen roses -sent by my sister.
9. I Do Wreath- White roses and wreath frame -Dollar Tree. $10.00 total
10. Just Married Sign - Scrap wood and paint from my stash.
11. Vintage Framed Wedding Announcement- designed, printed  and framed- from my stash. 
12. White tablecloth
13. Doilies, faux rose petals, and bride and groom boxes from Dollar Tree- $3.00.
14. Wedding Bell (Blessing Bell), Just Married tea towel, Just Married Ornament - Southern Living store $60.00

1. I draped the entry to our hallway with tulle and a magnolia swag. Held up by a hidden tension rod.
2. Tied bows of tulle on dining chairs.
3.  I created a vignette on the entryway table.
4. I created a display with the marriage license.
5. Draped tulle and flowers around the ceiling fan. 
6. Tuck tulle into the top of the room divider.
7. Dressed up my Norfolk Pine -dangles, bows, tulle, fairy lights,        magnolia swag.
8. Dressed the dining table.

Now for the pics.
The base for the Just Married sign was a coat of white paint but what made it special was the addition of a coat of pearl paint. This is the same pearl paint I used in my bathroom makeover here.


Heart Box Luminaries


A dry brush of white and a swipe of glitter + tea lights.



White roses hot glued to wire frame, a little tulle and a heart sign.
Tulle and flowers drape the fan and the hallway.



Little bride and groom boxes placed all over the house, even the bathroom. The wedding bell.

Chantilly cake from Whole Foods with a cascade of roses and our cake toppers.
Leftover leaves from the greenery on the white roses used to make the wreath. I poked a skewer through the leaf and with a dot of hot glue, added a fat pearl. These were added to the bridal bouquet and vases of flowers. Sweet.
With the tea light hearts, lanterns and fairy lights about, the condo had a romantic look at night. It's wedding week!




My sister sent this pretty Chantilly cake at the beginning of the week and we used it as the wedding cake you see in the pictures.



I used this image from the #thegraphicsfairy.com to create the wedding announcement.









I was pleasantly surprised when my  cousin, who was on the Zoom call, piped in the wedding march and then he played Whitney Houston's You Give Good Love and asked for a first dance. We hadn't even thought about music or dancing it was such a simple wedding. 

We finally went outside to our beach, our place, the best place , for some wedding photos. This crafter did not forget the props.








Btw, I love this pic. It's typically what I look like on the beach, minus the dress...wild woman hair.


Thanks for stopping by for the wedding fun. 


With love and gratitude,


Michele












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