Summer Challenge: Week 1

In Food, Personal by MC

Real talk: it is harder than I thought it would be to make two recipes a week and document it and then write a blog post about it. I know this from the fact that it is the middle of week 2 and I have made no food this week. But alas, I push forward and I will get this blog post published and make something delicious (maybe more) before the week is done! I did manage to make my targeted two recipes last week, so here is the breakdown.

Recipe #1

The first recipe I made is On-the-run frittata muffins. Ingredients were pretty simple:

  • Eggs
  • Crumbled feta
  • Whole milk yogurt
  • Onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Sweet potato
  • Chopped kale

I don’t like onions because my eyes are very sensitive to them, so I skipped that part. Also, I only had frozen kale so I used that. The hardest part was sauteing the vegetables prior to mixing them with the yogurt, eggs, and cheese. After that was done I baked them in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Verdict

Really nice breakfast option during the week. I felt full after two and they are pretty good. I froze some so hopefully those reheat well.

Recipe #2

The second recipe (that I made Sunday night) is Bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken. I volunteered my boyfriend, his brother, and roommate to try this one and they didn’t die so it must be good! Again, pretty simple ingredients:

  • Bonless skinless chicken breasts
  • Yellow onion (skipped this)
  • Oregano
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Baby spinach (I used frozen)
  • Thick cut bacon

The challenge with this recipe was that the chicken I had was bad and so mid recipe I had to go to the store. Note to self: check all ingredients before starting to cook / assemble.

I sauteed the spinach and oregano and let it cool before adding the feta cheese. I then butterfly cut the chicken breasts (learned something new!) and then stuffed them with the spinach – cheese mixture. After that I wrapped a piece of bacon around them and heated them in a skillet for a few minutes on each side, until they were lightly brown. Final step was cooking them in the oven for 40 minutes.

Verdict

Everyone who tried it really liked it! It was very filling and while the chicken was a little bland (I didn’t add any salt), the bacon gave it nice flavoring and the spinach and cheese filling was great. This one was so easy to make; I’d definitely make it again.

I’ll be back next week with a recap of my continued cooking adventures. There is a recipe for blueberry cornmeal scones that looks amazing, so hopefully I will find the time to make those!