Sunday, July 11, 2010

Garden Week 5

Holy Basil Batman!  

Well it is week 5 and the garden is rocking on.  So far there are 4 tomatoes starting on the plants and the cucumbers and zucchini are starting to blossom.   It is really exciting to see the garden come to life.  It makes you really appreciate the food.  

Tonight's menu is going to include the basil.    I will probably be coming up with more and more basil recipes.   I mean how much pesto can a girl eat!

Dinner Recipe


2 boneless chicken breast (pounded  out)
Several sprigs of  basil
Fresh mozzarella (sliced)
Sun dried tomatoes (preferably the ones in oil)

Preheat the oven to 375F.   Pound out the chicken thin enough to roll.   Lay the chicken flat and place the basil, mozzarella & tomatoes in the center.   Roll the chicken and secured with kitchen twine or toothpicks.   Bake with olive oil and salt and pepper for taste.   Depending on your oven and the size of the chicken breasts it can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to cooked through.    Serve with a lovely salad.