Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

What the Beck???

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location: Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad Wrap
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
Pages: 43 - 45   Copyright:  2015 Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 188 calories,  if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

I really liked this wrap, except I took out a main ingredient.  I am allergic to strawberries, so this dramatically changed the recipe. Mine lacked sweetness, which the strawberries would have added. Ree's is also beautiful because the red color just makes the wrap pop.

 Here are the ingredients that I used 
to create this recipe.

 I made the marinate first because 
the chicken needed to be covered in the 
fridge for at least an hour.

 I just used a baggie to marinate the chicken

 I browned the chicken on a griddle

I cut the chicken into bite size pieces

I poured some of the marinate on the salad

The time has come to start building the wrap

 I added the grilled meat
It wasn't cloudy when I made it! Geez!

 On went the goat cheese
I never would have liked it before I began
cooking Ree's food.  My taste
buds have changed so much
(for the better)
I owe you so much, Ree!

 I used toothpicks to hold them together

They tasted so wonderful.
Of course, strawberries would have
given it the sweetness it was lacking.

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1939    Wuthering Heights
         starring:  Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven
           plot –  Emily Bronte’s story set in England of a hired hand                       and a wealthy girl who are separated by personal                         weaknesses and choices.
         Bronte was a wonderful writer and the story takes you to a              different time and place. I loved this movie.

1940    The Philadelphia Story
         starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart
         plot – A divorcee is looking forward to remarrying, but her                     ex-husband (Grant) and a reporter (Stewart) begin                       causing her problems.
           This was one of my favorites this month. Katharine                   Hepburn is wonderful as are Grant and Stewart.

1941     Blossoms in the Dust
         starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon
         plot – a based in fact story about a woman whose                         illegitimate sister commits suicide when she learns                     she is a foundling. The woman marries and her child                     dies. She sets up a daycare center for working                           mothers, and then her husband dies. GEEZ! She then                     opens a foundling center and strives to get the kids                     adopted. She convinces the Texas lawmakers to                           remove the word illegitimate from legal documents.                     This was a caring woman who makes real, positive               changes in the world.
          This was an OUTSTANDING movie. It really made me                   question I am doing now to make a difference in the world.              I thought about this woman for weeks. 

1942     The Maltese Falcon
          starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Gladys                       George, Ward Bond, and Sydney Greenstreet
          plot – Bogart plays Sam Spade who is hired by Astor to find                    the Maltese Falcon which is a valuable artifact.
          I had heard of Sam Spade, but never seen the movie before             now. I thought the premise was well done.

1943     For Whom the Bell Tolls
          starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman
          plot – This film is set during the Spanish Civil War. Cooper                    fights with the guerillas in the mountains. Their goal                    is to blow up a bridge
          This was a long, slow movie.  I wasn’t really interested in                the movie at all. A snoozer for me.

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