Sunday, March 29, 2015

Reflections~Palm Sunday



As I think about so many dear friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one right now, and the countless others who are battling cancer, I am thankful that we have a gracious, loving and compassionate God to see us through these difficult times.

And, while the loss of a loved one is painful, knowing they are rejoicing on this beautiful Palm Sunday with Him, waving palm branches and singing Hosanna, no longer in pain, no longer broken, suffering no more, is a blessing indeed.

Have a blessed week my friends!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gluten Free Chicken Pesto Pizza, It's What's for Dinner~

Last night I decided to experiment with a twist on the traditional store bought French Bread Pizza. We used to love Stouffer's French Bread pizzas, however now that we are a gluten free family, they just won't do.  Oh, and then there is my tomato allergy too!  Worse thing EVER!!

Anywho, we had some chicken breasts we needed to use up so I decided to try and make our own version.  Chicken Pesto it was...and boy were they DELICIOUS!!



Ingredients:

1 Udi's French Bread Loaf, sliced in half, then sliced longways.  Like a sub sandwich ;-)

1 Double Chicken Breast

1 Tub of Pesto Sauce-we used Whole Foods own brand (you will not need it all unless you are making for more than 2 people, in that case you will have plenty)

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Seasonings:  Italian, Oregano, Crushed Red Pepper, minced garlic, salt and crushed black pepper

Directions:

Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces.

Heat a saute pan with a bit of olive oil, minced garlic, salt and black pepper.  Add chicken and cook until juices run clear, and a bit browned.

Remove from stove and set aside.

Place your french bread slices on a baking sheet.  Spread each piece with Pesto, then add chicken to each slice, followed by Mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle each slice with Italian seasoning, Oregano, and Crushed Red Pepper.  Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and a bit browned and pizzas are heated through.

I cannot tell you how good these were!  This pizza loving girl did not miss the tomato sauce at all.

Perfect for a quick night time meal.

Enjoy!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015