Thursday, December 25, 2008

holiday food

I'm not one to post and share recipes because there is a little bit of inconsistency in the cooking department at this house. Nevertheless, I found a delicious recipe we enjoyed Christmas eve. Brady helped me make this and it was quick and easy.
Pecan Maple Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple flavored syrup
1/2 cup pecan halves
  • Between sheets of plastic wrap, flatten each chicken breast to 1/4-inch thickness (I pounded it with a rolling pin, start in the middle and work outward)
  • In a 12-inch skillet, melt butter with salt over medium heat. Cook chicken in butter 1 to 2 minutes, turning once until brown.
  • Stir in maple syrup and pecans. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning chicken once and stirring pecans once or twice, until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Very, very delicious.

In other areas of deliciousness -- Dave's famous Apple Dumplings. I can't share this recipe because I have never made it. But you don't even have to taste them to see that they are the most beautiful and delicious holiday dessert ever.

Here is one other item that always makes it to our holiday table. I don't know how, when or why this started, but there is always a bowl of Chex Muddy Buddies on the table. It is not even a pretty food item, but always yummy and always required on the holiday table.

It was a pleasant little Christmas Eve.


Lauri said...

yummmm. And your table looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This IS a beautiful table. The model posing at the head isn't bad either.

Anonymous said...

The table and food look great! Muddy Buddies are pretty popular around here too!

Suzanne Barker said...

okay, I don't know what muddy buddy's are! Tell me! and your table looks great!