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Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chicken with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Balsamic Broccoli

Chicken With Fresh Tomato Sauce and Balsamic Broccoli
serves 4
(found in Shape Magazine...either March or April 2011 issue)

4 4-ounce chicken breasts
1 tsp paprika
   salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 12-ounce microwaveable bag broccoli florets
2 tsp olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
4 TBS balsamic vinegar (I used Aceto Balsamico from The Olive Tap in Downers Grove, Illinois. My aunt gave it to us as a shower gift. SO GOOD. Check out their website and get some today!)

1. Preheat broiler to high and place an oven rack 8 to 10 inches from heat. Line a broiler pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and season with salt and pepper. Place on pan and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until meat is no longer pink in the center (160 F internal temp).

2. Microwave broccoli

3. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and olives, cook for 2 minutes more or until tomatoes are soft.

4. Divide chicken among four plates and top with tomato mixture. Place 1/4 of broccoli on each plate, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

Karl's reaction: "Ohhh, babe, I really like this one a lot. This is real good. Mmmmmmmmm."