Are you ever really happy to see a week end? Well I think this week definitely qualifies. It wasn’t as though it was a bad week, unless of course you count two days of snow…but it was a very tiring week.
That’s why I am so happy the week is just about over, not only do I have a weekend to rest and regroup, but its time for Guest Post Friday, my favorite day of the week!
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of my favorite bloggers, Jennifer aka Jennifurla from Indigo’s Sugar Spectrum. She is a wonder in the kitchen and a mommie, who just happens to have the most adorable little girl named Indigo….hang around and you’ll find out why! When I first met Jennifer, I loved her writing style and her gorgeous images (even if she does taunt me with pictures of beautiful warm weather!). Her stories always manage to bring a smile to my face, and I hope you’re going to love her guest post as much as I did! For those of you that haven’t already had the pleasure of visiting Indigo’s Sugar Spectrum, please make it a priority……I promise you won’t be disappointed.
So my friends, sit back, relax, put your feet up and get ready to smile, as I bring you…..
I am so excited to be doing this guest post. After 87 emails, 16 letters, and sending Indigo to his school to beg (whine/tantrum), he finally let me come meet you all! This should only prove that holding your course can yield great things! I also am very sarcastic and everything I said above is totally fabricated, except for the being excited part.
My name is Jennifurla aka Jennifer. Do you know how hard it is to get an email address that is all yours if your name is Jennifer, hence the Jennifurla thing – hence me naming my daughter Indigo.
Speaking of lists, not that I was speaking of them but I like to get things rolling – and lists are my thing. I wanted to take this opportunity to go over some names that have been given to me & Indigo over the years (all 33 years of mine and all 2.5 of hers).
Let’s start with Indigo. I just want to show you the natural progression of her nicknames.
Sweet Love, Bunny head, Sweet lady, Coo baby, Cry Baby, Stink Butt, Go to sleep please I beg of you baby, I should buy stock in Target Stores with all the crap I buy here for baby girl baby, OMG what did you eat last night baby girl baby, etc etc…and the final name right now is Sweet Chicken. Girlfriend is sweet but runs around like a wild chicken…good thing I like chicken. In fact…Spicy & Roasted Red Pepper Chicken is the recipe I will share very shortly.
Now on to me…I just wanted to share with you the one that embarrassed me the most. My dad in his infinite wisdom decided to one day (In front of friends who were sleeping over) he decided to call me “Stink”. I will offer no explanation in to this nickname, in fact I will quite literally move right on to dish I wanted to share with you.
PS – Please don’t come to my blog and call me Stink…purrrty please!
PSS – I can’t believe I just shared that with you.
PSSS – I can’t believe I wrote the PSS above and still didn’t go back and delete it.
Spicy & Roasted Red Pepper Chicken
INGREDIENTS (serves 4)
¼ cup – ½ cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (enough to fully coat your pan)
4 TBS Butter
2 Chicken Breasts, Halved (or 4 thinly pounded breasts)
4 Roasted Red Peppers (jarred is what I used)
4 Provolone Cheese Slices
+ your favorite veggie for a side
In a large frying pan over a medium high heat add in your Franks Hot Sauce and Butter until nicely melted. Add in each chicken breast and pan fry until the chicken is nicely cooked on both sides. You might notice a week bit of smoke.
Remove your chicken from the pan (don’t dump the juices!) and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Next you will want to fry your Roasted Red Peppers in the same pan your chicken was in. The peppers will soak up all of the lovely juices.
After about 2-3 minutes of pan frying, take those peppers and place them on top of the chicken breasts. Right about this moment I like to also add in that a nice glass of wine never hurt anybody, especially the cook!
Next step is simply to add a nice slice of provolone on each chicken breast, or any cheese you prefer. Right about this moment I also like to add that you might want to sample the cheese…just to make sure it’s good you know.
Pop these babies into the oven under the broiler until the cheese is nicely melted, 3-4 minutes. Right about this moment I also like to add that if your toddler has been quiet all this time you might want to see if anything has been destroyed or colored on.
Thanks Chef Dennis for letting me and Indigo rule the roost for a day.
This recipe is delightfully borrowed from a very kind friend.
Stink Out –
Now didn’t you just love Jennifer’s guest post! I knew you would!! Now before you forget, head on over to Indigo’s Sugar Spectrum, and say hi to Jennifer, just don’t forget to tell her that chef Dennis sent you!
Have a great weekend my friends and if your blessed with warm weather please get out and do something fun for me. If the weather is still chilly where you are, make sure you stay warm, and by all means stay full!! Spring is just around the corner, longer days and sunshine……what could be better!