This recipe stemmed from having left-over dip that I wasn’t going to finish. The idea came to me, and my husband and I were able to tweak it to our liking. It goes great with a side veggie and some bread (regular or cornbread). Hope you enjoy.
- 1 ½ Tbsp fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 chicken breasts
- ¼ cup cornbread crumbs (this can be from left-over muffins or just the crumbs)
- 1 Roma tomato
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram) to taste
- Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 425 F
- Mix the mustard and mayonnaise together and coat the chicken with this mixture
- Top the chicken with the cornbread
- Bake for 30 minutes
- While baking, chop the tomato and mix with the remaining ingredients
- Remove chicken from the oven and turn oven to broil
- Top the chicken with the tomato mix and Parmesan
- Broil for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted
What do you get a dad that gets everything he wants well before Father's Day comes around? Someone let me know what they come up with. As for me, I have decided to dedicate a 'thank you' in the form of a post that will eventually be indexed by Google, cached by Facebook, and backed up around the world on redundant servers. How's that for immortalizing a token of gratitude?
Though we don't get to go flying and pick up crawfish on Sundays, I know we both still think about them. Luckily, we still get to do some of the things we used to, such as going to the Colonial and Oaklawn, but not nearly as often as either of us would like. However, some of our old activities such as playing chess and working on electronics ended up shaping a great deal of how I think and what I do, and for that I am thankful.
I am still amazed that 20+ years later you alway seem to have to find a way for me to cross that darn road when it floods. Don't work too much and find a way to do something fun on Father's Day.
Happy Father's Day,
Pet Pictures and Faye
It has been a while since I managed to get some good pictures of the pets up and I got a few that are really good. Faye and Merlin both like to sit at the back door and watch the birds. It is fairly rare that both of them sit this close without one of them antagonizing the other. I also had to put up the picture of Faye and her favorite toy frog. There are more pictures in the pet gallery.
Faye has also learned a great number of tricks. She can do the following commands very well: sit, stay, down, roll over, up/jump, shake, high-five, and follow. Pretty amazing that a hyperactive 11 month old puppy can retain so much.
GeoCaching a New Hobby
We recently picked up the hobby of GeoCaching. We have friends and family that have tried it out and really like it so we decided to give it a try. Our first day was more difficult than it should have been but it turned out to be rather rewarding. Since we started last week, we have found 8 caches in the Columbia MO area. Since I like to have some record of our caches that everyone can see, I made a simple Google Maps widget to show our caches.
Due to copyright issues I cannot include information from the main site but clicking on the markers will take you to the official GeoCaching website with the details (registration may be required to see certain details).
Site Hits 1000 Monthly Reads
To my surprise, the site has actually got more visitors than I expected. For the past several weeks the blog alone has averaged over a 1000 visits over a rolling 30 day period. What I find most interesting is that 80%+ come straight from search engines (mostly Google) and another 10%-15% come from referring sites such as StackOverflow and other blogs. Furthermore, I use no ads or external sources to attract visitors.