Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Chicken Georgia

Holy Shnikes, Batman!

Did we have a GOOD dinner last night. I watched an episode of Paula Deen's Home Cookin' or whatever it is and she made what I thought was a pretty simple chicken dish. It's called Chicken Georgia and IT IS FABULOUS. I have to share the recipe

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, 2 tablespoons minced shallots, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 4 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

Melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallots and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes. Add chicken and cook 10 minutes on each side, or until tender. Top chicken with mozzarella cheese and cover pan with lid. Wait about 5 minutes until cheese has melted.

It was the easiest thing in the world to make... and I made some rice pilaf and cornbread to go with it. We were almost crying it was so good... and I really am not a good chicken cook. I have one or two things I've perfected, but chicken is really NOT my bag... but YOU MUST TRY THIS.

My other topic today is Oprah's Book Club. Normally- not a big fan. Her books are either WAY to hard to read or they make you want to kill yourself about halfway through. Why does a woman with so much money and so much supposed inner peace and gratitude read these books that are about death, famine and poverty? Anyway- her latest book selection intriqued me. It's called Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It's set in the middle ages and is about a Monk and the building of a great cathedral. I CAN NOT put this book down. It's 970 pages and I'm somewhere around 349. I would stay up all night and read if I could. I found out this weekend it has a sequel... on one hand this is exciting and on the other, it's exhausting. It takes a LONG time to read this book, because it's very detailed...

But WELL worth the read. I am on board with this, her 60th book selection.