Friday, March 16, 2012

Another EASTER card and SKYPE cooking with Shelly . . .

Well here we are in the middle of March already and Easter is just around the corner.  The ladies I will be seeing tomorrow at the 'Card Party' requested Easter cards so here's an Easter card I created with the challenge over at The Perfect Sentiment in mind.  

They asked you use an Easter Sentiment on the front of your card and the Twist is to use at least THREE of the colors in this inspirational photo.

Shelly's Images is sponsoring the challenge so I chose her 'Easter Bunny' digi image which is also being FEATURED on the Shelly's Images challenge this week.  And the theme at the SI blog is "Anything Goes."
Papers:  Hot Pink cs, White cs, scraps of cs for eggs, Hot Off The Press dp
Stamps:  Shelly's Images digi, Hero Arts sentiment
Accessories:  Prismacolor markers, Chalks, makeup applicator,Spellbinder 'nestled eggs' die, various Stickels,MS border punch

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If you are a follower of my blog, then you will know that Shelly Parker (Shelly's Images) and I have started a new adventure and that is SKYPE COOKING.  Which simply means ... we have our laptops in our kitchens and Video Skype while we are cooking THE SAME dinner for our families.  (GREAT fun ... you should try it!)

Tonight we are doing CHICKEN ROLL-UPS.
I shared this recipe with you back in January ... but put a little TWIST on it this time.

This meal is so QUICK & EASY and is really one of hubby's FAVORITES! 

Chicken Roll Ups
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Mozzarella Cheese (sticks or shredded)
Chopped Red Pepper and/or Mushrooms (the TWIST)
Red Pepper Flakes
Zesty Italian Dressing
Italian Bread Crumbs
2 paper plates
2 sheets of waxed paper
meat pounding mallet

Cut your chicken breast in half 'longwise' to make 2 'thinner' pieces from each breast.
Between waxed paper, pound the chicken breasts with a mallet to make thinner.
Sprinkle chicken 'lightly' with pepper flakes, place cheese at one end and roll up.
Dredge first in Italian Dressing ... then in breadcrumbs
Place on foiled baking sheet - sprayed with Pam
Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

 After taking this photo, I decided to turn the cheese the other direction to make rolling easier.  Worked much better that way!
After rolling and dredging through Italian Dressing and Breadcrumbs, I placed a small piece of Mozzarella cheese on the top of each roll-up and added mushrooms to the top of the pieces that had chopped mushrooms inside.
Since I do NOT 'pin' them closed with toothpicks, some of the internal cheese 'ooozes' out and that is what you see on the pan.  NO PROBLEM ... I simply add the melted cheese back on the plate next to the chicken ... yummy good (if you're a cheese lover like we are).

I have made this dish for dinner many times and hope Shelly's family enjoyed it as much as Mark & I do.  You can see what Shelly had to say about my dinner choice on her personal blog ... A Work of Heart.  I will be out of town next week ... so NO Skype Cooking with Shelly until hopefully the following week.  And, it will be Shelly's turn to PICK THE ENTREE!  What fun!!
Have a wonderful day!


Rita said...

Darlene, you little rascal. My mouth is watering here just looking at the pictures. I have taken note of the recipe. You card is so pretty and the bunny rabbit is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xxxx

Anonymous said...

really cute easter card thanks for playing along with us at the perfect sentiment.

Jennipher said...

Just love your creation and the fact that you used one of Shelly's images! Double wow! Thanks for sharing at the Perfect Sentiment.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Thanks for sharing this cute card with us at the Perfect Sentiment!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Thanks for sharing this cute card with us at the Perfect Sentiment!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. Love how you colored the rabbit. I actually have this digi stamp also, but haven't used it yet. You inspire me.

You also inspire me with your cooking. That's a fab recipe.

Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Tabitha said...

great use of color for your card.

Sassy said...

Great image, love the font, and the eggs too cute. Thanks for playing with Perfect Sentiment.

The Paper Peasant said...

Wonderfully created! I especially enjoyed how you cut the white strip that is similar to the basket! Thanks for joining the Perfect Sentiments challenge!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Beautiful card and awesome use of Shelly's image! Skype cooking sounds fun and dinner looks delicious! Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment!