Monday, July 18, 2011

GP Two for One Day #2 Stuffed Chicken (or Pork) Breasts and #3 Parmesan Zucchini Sticks




These two recipes are going to become your favorite recipes from Gooseberry Patch's Fast Fix Meals if the reaction to them in my house is any indication!  While the recipe says "Stuffed Chicken Breasts," this first try was made with pounded pork chops.  I made it with chicken for my dad's birthday meal Friday night, and it was just as good, but I didn't have time to take pictures!  Here we go:



To make the filling for this meal, I needed 8 oz of garlic/herb cream cheese.  I had the basic cream cheese, and ran out the the garden to nip some chives and basil from my herb pot!  Wish we had the ability to smell on here!


 So I chopped up the chives and tore up the basil, added some powdered garlic because I was out of fresh, and mixed it in the cream cheese.


Now for some therapy!  I am not a Pampered Chef salesperson or spokesperson, but I LOVE many of their kitchen gadgets, and this meat tenderizer is awesome.  You can unscrew the handle and put the circle pointy side down, but I pounded with the flat side.



I seriously had some demons to exercise, so with a visual image in my head of someone else's head, I pounded away at my piece of pork until it was about twice its original size!



Next you spread the cream cheese mixture on the pork.  NOTE!  Do not use the knife you are spreading with to go and get the creamed cheese mixture.  I had some left over, but if I had used one tool for both steps, the cheese would have been exposed to fresh pork, and you don't want that!




 Pick your best sides and roll up the pork.

 Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  Grill until done.

Now while this was all going on, I chose a side dish from the Fast Fix book to have with our meal.


For Italian flavored bread crumbs, I just used 1/2 C. Stove Top Stuffing Mix!

I used the freshly washed meat pounder to cruch up the bread crumbs a bit more.

Add 1/2 C. Parmesan Cheese and mix together.

Now you form an assembly line.  The recipe calls for four zucchini and one egg, but after quartering all my zuccs, I went with two eggs, and it all came out perfectly even in the end.



 Bake at  450 for 20-25 minutes and then serve.  Yep, that's my PC pizza stone. 

These recipes went so well together and were very simple to make.  Hope you enjoy!



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13 comments:

  1. oh both of those look yummy!

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  2. YUM YUM YUM----If the food tastes as good as the pictures show, it must be fabulous!!!! Both recipes sound great.. Thanks, Lana.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Delicious! I've made many good recipes from the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Hope you have a good Fair. Ours is the second week of August. For the first time in many years I'm not a judge. Have done 4-H collections and food in a number of counties and loved it.

    I'm bookmarking your recipes.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. *applause* A huge thanks for these recipes as I will be making them both.

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  5. mmmm, those look yummy! I have more than enough zuchinni to make those spears! Can't wait to try the stuffed chicken too, thanks!

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  6. must have them both! they look delicious!

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  7. That pork looks Ah-Mazing! I'd make it with pork, too, as Neither Tim nor I like chicken - it doesn't taste the same as it did when we were kids. Yummy stuff!!!

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  8. Thanks for this recipe!
    I'm needing more ideas to use up that zuccini!!!!

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  9. Well it sure looked really really yummy! see even i could do this! haha

    Sorry you were late to the party (voting) but heavens to be hold were into the final round!!! Soooo if you wanted you could vote now... hehe...

    I'll put up an new linky thingy soon and maybe more of the girls can vote???

    Thanks and good luck with your GP recipes!

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  10. I hope you are having a lovely summer, Lana!!

    Now that I'm no longer a vegetarian, I can tell you that this dish looks DELICIOUS! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe with pics!

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  11. Hai Dear

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  12. OHHHHH MY Lana, these look absolutely yummmmmm but I don't think they would be on my Weight Watchers plan. hahahhaha or at least the points would be high. You keep truckin on the GP recipes....love to hear about them.

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  13. These look delish! Love the substitution of pork for chicken too. Makes it double versatile. And I too wish computers had a smell option. I bet your homemade cream cheese was awesome. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

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