The Simple Things in Life.

You know what they say…and I don’t even know exactly who “they” are, but they say, “the simple things in life aren’t free.” If I had a dollar for every time that statement was correct, I’d be a millionaire, but then, that wouldn’t be simple, would it? 
Just think about it. How many times a day do you share a funny moment, or a priceless experience with someone, and you think to yourself…I wouldn’t trade that for the world? This has been happening to me ALOT lately…like ALOT ALOT. I have begun to cherish the little things, or simple things, like phone calls with seester where sometimes we don’t have much to say, but just being on the phone together, listening to each other breathe (which is usually accompanied by seester ordering her coffee at Whole Foods while I am chilling on the line) is enough. 
Or how about yesterday, when I showed up at Victoria’s Secret to purchase some new pj’s expecting to spend at least $30, and low and behold…a huge sale was happening. I walked out having spent $5.94. Ahhh the simple things. One last one…Bella’s snoring is absolutely hilarious…I laugh every time. Seriously. Falling over laughing. Then again, at the same time, I can’t help but think that she is finally comfortable in this house. After being mistreated so badly on a puppy mill farm, this has got to feel like the Royal Palace to her. 
Now, I know you have probably seen some sort of recipe like this before, but again, we are on the topic of simple things, so I thought this was only appropriate.
Chicken
 stuffed with a feta cheese mixture
and spinach.

Nope, it just doesn’t get more simple than that.

Make this chicken.
It can guarantee you a simple life.
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken (GF):
Ingredients:
3/4-1 lb. (about 3-4 pieces) of boneless, skinless, chicken cutlets (these are thin…you can buy chicken breasts, but make sure your pound them with a meat tenderizer. This will help flatten the breasts and make them easy for rolling up). 
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 c. crumbled feta cheese
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 T. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 c. of fresh spinach leaves
extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Lay the chicken flat on to the baking sheet and season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
3. In a small bowl, combine the feta, garlic, and yogurt. Mix well.
4. Spread about 1-2 tablespoons of the feta mixture on to each piece of chicken.
5. Place about 1/4 c. of spinach at the top end of each piece of chicken. 
6. Beginning at the top of each piece of chicken, roll the chicken up and lay it seam side down on the baking sheet.
7. Fasten the end of each piece of chicken with a toothpick so that the mixture doesn’t seep out during baking.
8. Drizzle each piece of chicken with evoo and bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden. 
9. Let the chicken rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Makes about 3-4 servings.
MANGIA!!!

Comments

  1. Chicken……the way I like it (other than fried or BBq-ed)! Yum! Let me have it with a glass of vino!!

  2. All of that, and, even though I don’t get to see you often enough…’Simply’ knowing that, I love you…

  3. love this recipe – my favorite flavors – super!
    mary x

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