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Easy Peasy Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger Pie TabledLast week I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner. I was out of ideas and was hoping he had a hankering for something I hadn’t fixed in a while.  His answer surprised and dismayed me.  “How about hamburgers on the grill?” he said.  Ugh.  I asked him what he wanted and then I didn’t like the answer!  I hate it when that happens. 🙂

It was cold outside and a hamburger just didn’t appeal to me. However, I thanked him for his suggestion and went on my way to a meeting in town.  As I drove I remembered seeing a picture of a cheeseburger pie rolling around the data banks in my head.
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Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti

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Upon arriving home from a lengthy vacation this summer this casserole and fresh homemade bread awaited us! Our friends John and Maribeth came to the airport to collect my sous chef dish-washing mother, my Chief Traveling Buddy and I. That in itself was a lovely gesture on their part because we live about 1 1/2 hours from the airport!  Oh, but what a surprise when we arrived home and Maribeth had our first meal already prepared and waiting for us.

Maribeth is a very good cook and I often ask her for recipes after eating in their home.  This was no exception.  I’ve never made this type of casserole and to say we flipped over it would be a bit of an understatement.

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Woo-Hoo From The WHOot!

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Seventy-one days after my last blog post on July 22 I signed on to the administrative part of my blog.  I had 46 comments sent in during that time. I began working through the ones that were spam and needed deleted and the ones that were genuine and deserved a reply.

That is when I noticed my little graph that tells me how many page views are on my blog each day. Google explains a page view like this:  A page view is an instance of a page being loaded by a browser. The page views metric is the total number of pages viewed; repeated views of a single page are also counted.

Okay, that is the technical mumbo-jumbo.  But to me, it simply means a number that tells me each time someone looks at my blog.  It doesn’t tell me who, or how long they spent, or what they thought.  It simply says they were here.

Why does this matter?  If I were building a business from this website it might matter because the more views the more clicks through to paid advertising.  But I didn’t start this site to build a business.  I began this site to share my love for food, my desire to cook for my family, and my love for Christ, via sharing scripture and my life experience. Even though this isn’t a business, the more page views the blog receives the more opportunities I have to share.

This blog typically receives between 100 and 200 page views per day. But when “the numbers” tell me that on August 20 my blog received 692 page views I got excited.  What happened on August 19 or 20 that created so much interest in this page?

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The WHOot.com  — that is what happened. And here is what they got excited about:

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I totally agree that these Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts are fantastic but after I posted it on November 11, 2013 I kinda put the recipe away and moved on.  However, the beauty of owning a website is that the information posted stays on … well, forever.  That may be good news-bad news depending on what you post.  But in this case it is GREAT news!

My first reaction to seeing 692 page views is an over-whelming sense of gratitude to God.  Why? Because in the midst of a frantic summer and struggling with day-to-day appointments for my sous-chef dish-washing mom I neglected my website.  I didn’t have the time or inclination to write.  I didn’t have the strength to tell you what I was cooking.  I didn’t want to even turn on my computer.  But you see, the Lord knows how much of myself I have put in to praying, cooking, and blogging.  And when I couldn’t care, He took care of it for me.

Some how, editors at www.theWHOot.com, an Australian based website, saw my bacon wrapped chicken breasts and featured them on their website and I am still receiving daily page views because of it.

You can say this is just a coincidence, but to me this feels like a great big ‘ol bear-hug from God!  I can feel His warmth around me as He smiles and says “I’ve got this.”

Christian Author Jon Walker says it this way,  “If you understand that any blessing comes from God, then you can be grateful to him as well as the people he sends to bless you. Our ability to see God’s hand in the blessings we receive deepens our faith because we not only see him active in our circumstances; we also see him providing for our needs.”

Next blog post I will tell you why August 20 is important in my God-story.  In the meantime, try out these chicken breasts for dinner. I’m going to make them again this week just to celebrate GOD!

Blessings, Catherine

Thank you Lord for keeping me in your care.  Thank you for taking care of things that are important to me when I can’t do it for myself.  Thank you Lord for caring about me.

“Look at the birds: they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren’t you worth much more than birds?” (Matthew 6:26)

 

 

Baked Chicken Stuffed with Peach Chutney

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We eat chicken. A lot of chicken. Chicken is my favorite meat.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom loves to recount the story that when I was growing up I only ate chicken drumsticks and an occasional hamburger, when it came to meat.  I don’t recall being that picky, but who am I to question mom?  My tastes have definitely matured — now I eat only white meat aka chicken breast! 🙂 (Mom is rolling her eyes right now.) Before you even say “how boring” let me ask you —

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Does this chicken look boring?  I don’t think so either!  It is fantastically delicious.

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Not just because it is stuffed with my recently made Spicy Peach Chutney, it is fantastic because it only took a few minutes to put together,  30 minutes to bake and the chicken is moist and loaded with the spicy flavor from the chutney.

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If you don’t care to make your own chutney, this recipe is still work doing, just shop the jam and jelly isle at the grocery store and buy some peach chutney.  It may not be spicy, so you can always add in a few pepper flakes or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper of your choice. Stuffed chicken breasts can be so delicious, elegant to serve and wonderful to eat!

Happy Chicken Eating!

Blessings, Catherine

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way,the voice of one crying in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”  Mark 1:1-3

 

Baked Chicken Stuffed with Peach Chutney
 
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This moist and tasty chicken is as pretty a presentation as it is delicious!
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 halves - boneless chicken breasts (or as many as you need, 1 per serving)
  • 1 jar peach chutney or 1 cup homemade spicy peach chutney
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoon garlic rosemary seasoning or favorite seasoning for chicken
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together Panko bread crumbs and seasoning.
  3. Pound each piece of chicken breast to about ¼" flat.
  4. Spread 2 to 3 teaspoons chutney on middle of breast, depending on size of meat. Don't get the chutney too close to the edges.
  5. Starting with short, roll-up each piece of chicken, securing with a toothpick.
  6. Dip rolled chicken into beaten egg and then into Panko/seasoning mixture.
  7. Lay on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is done and nicely browned.
  9. Serve with warmed chutney on the side.
Notes
This recipe easily adapts for a crowd. Can be made ahead of time and placed in the refrigerator for several hours before baking.