Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big day today!

Today was so great!

Dusty and I took the kids to see Up at the Mt. Hood Theater. I LOVE that place. If that theater ever closes down, I don't know what I'll do. Who cares if most of the movies are a week away from being on DVD? It is comfy and inexpensive. Up was a great movie! The kids were entertained by the humor, and Dusty and I were both heartbroken and uplifted by the story. Both boys actually watched the whole thing! (No, that isn't a typo! They sat and watched the movie!)

After the movie, Skyler got to go have alone time with Grandma, Brian and Ashley. That is pretty much heaven for him! During this time, Dusty and I took Alex to his preschool orientation. Talk about an excited kiddo! He cannot wait to start school, and within five minutes had met friends, fallen in love with the toys, and showed off what a kid on a sugar high looks like.

Dusty and I have big plans for September 8th! We are going to wake up and enjoy a big family breakfast with the boys before helping them get all ready for their first day of school. Then we will drive Skyler to school, drive Alex to school...and then look at each other and scream "WOOOO-HOOOO!" as we drive off for a morning date.

One last thing- another recipe! Hope you all don't mind a little self promotion, but I made this last night and thought it was pretty spectacular myself (and so did Grandpa Mike, who flattered me by asking me to write up a recipe!).

Cheesy Pesto Chicken:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 Tbsp. Pesto sauce

2 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)

2 oz. goat cheese (room temperature- if you don't have goat cheese, you can use parmesan or extra cream cheese)

1 egg

1 cup plain bread crumbs

1/4 cup ground flax (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix pesto and cheeses together in small bowl. In separate bowl, beat eggs- set aside. In a shallow bowl, pour bread crumbs (mix in flax if desired).

Cut pockets in the chicken breast and stuff with 1/4 of the cheese mixture. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken to taste. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in breadcrumbs. Set on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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