Sunday, September 2, 2018

For Those Who Love To Eat...Keep Reading by Jannine Gallant

Fall is least in my mind. Temps have dropped into the 70s, which is great. The local kids have gone back to school. Ginger has NOT gotten used to the cars parking up and down the street and parents/kids walking by in droves morning and afternoon. We live across from a temporary school site while the regular one is being renovated for TWO YEARS. I can't say I'm any more thrilled about it than Ginger is.

Can't walk through the school anymore. (sigh)

My oldest went back to college two weeks ago. My youngest leaves in a few days. The nest will be empty (and much quieter with less laundry) once again. LOL The boat ramp (after this weekend) will once more be a peaceful place for writing 8 hours a day. Gotta love that part! Also, the smoke from the fires is mostly gone. Lake Tahoe is beautiful again!

Tara biking the Flume Trail

Kristen on Monkey Rock

In the spirit of fall, I'm moving away from the grill and back into my kitchen for cooking (at least part of the time). Since I couldn't think of anything writing related to blog about, I thought I'd share an awesome chicken recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

Chicken Breasts with Cheese and Chiles

4 Boneless Chicken Breast halves lightly pounded to even thickness
1 cup shredded Jack (or Pepper Jack) Cheese
1 4 oz can diced green chiles
2 Green Onions chopped
4 slices Bacon cooked and crumbled
1 Avocado chopped
1/2 cup Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay breasts in a baking dish and cover lightly with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through depending on thickness. Mix cheese and chiles together. Cover each cooked breast, patting to hold in place. Sprinkle with green onion and bacon. Return to oven uncovered for 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with avocado and sour cream. Yum!

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Rolynn Anderson said...

Yay! I'm glad you put in the picture of Kristen on Monkey Rock! Great snapshot! Thanks also for the recipe...which pleases me because no bread is involved. Enjoy your Tahoe slice of heaven...write on!

Jannine Gallant said...

Yeah, Rolynn, I love that photo! This chicken isn't exactly low-cal, but it's very tasty!

Alison Henderson said...

Love your photos. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful, and of course, your girls are too. The smoke is gone here, too, so that's a blessing. However, it's still fog season, so we're in the the clouds this morning for a couple more hours. I'm definitely copying your chicken recipe. I still make your broccoli cheese soup all the time--in fact, I'm making it this week!

Jannine Gallant said...

I make that soup a lot, too, Alison. Easy and yummy. I just made a baked potato soup that is so good. I should write a soup cookbook. I have quite a few soup recipes! This chicken recipe is simple to halve for two people. I hope you enjoy it!

Leah St. James said...

Summer isn't yet giving up its grip in southeastern Virginia. We're in the mid- to upper 80s all week, with humidity around that range. UGH. It's especially refreshing to see your lovely photos of Lake Tahoe, Jannine. I can almost feel a crispness in the air--or at least a lack of dampness! :-) I really need to get out there to visit at some point. Wishing Tara and Kristen a fantastic year, and hoping the school construction moves quickly! Oh, and thanks for hte chicken recipe. Looks yummy!

Jannine Gallant said...

Leah, we were unusually hot all summer (for us), so the cooler temps are welcome. This is the second year of the school construction. Original estimate was to move back during Christmas break this year. Apparently that's not happening now. :(

Margo Hoornstra said...

Ak! Late getting here. Ahem - what Leah said. My best to the girls, love the scenery, sorry about the construction. (More for Ginger than you. LOL) I may try to make the chicken recipe (or have Ron try to make it). We’re still in the 80 - 90s here too. I have tried the broccoli soup recipe. Love it. Even included it in my latest release. (Now there’s some dedication!)

Andrea Downing said...

I'm in the middle of a great last hurrah of the summer but your photos have made it even better--I envy you out there at Tahoe, though maybe in the dead of winter not so much! And I'll look forward to trying your delicious-sounding recipe. Happy Labor Day!

Jannine Gallant said...

The recipe is easy, Margo. You could handle it!

Jannine Gallant said...

Andrea, honestly I’m kind of sick of the winters—or at least driving in the snow. But the summers are hard to beat!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Chicken recipe looks yummy. I am SO ready for fall.

Jannine Gallant said...

I bet you are, Brenda! Compared to you, we can't even whine a little about heat!

Diane Burton said...

The photos of your girls are great. That chicken recipe sounds good. We'll grill until the propane runs out. LOL Enjoy the quiet. Too bad about the "temporary" school.

Jannine Gallant said...

We grill all winter, Diane. Occasionally I rebel against standing in the snow to do it!