Sunday, September 15, 2013

Road to the Big Beach a pastel on sanded paper and a great recipe for chicken. The road in Cape Cod where my friends live.

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken with Orange Beurre Blanc Sauce (Website Link)

I got this recipe from

8 boneless chicken breasts, skin on (6 - ounce)
8 slices prosciutto
8 shredded mozzarella
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil, for brushing
1 Cup orange juice
1/2 Cup dry white wine
1 Cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp fresh parsley leaves, very finely chopped
4 Tbsp butter, cut into cubes (1/2 stick)

For the stuffed chicken: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Carefully slice a slit along edge of the thickest part of each chicken breast to create a pocket. Stuff a slice of prosciutto and 1-ounce mozzarella into each, secure with toothpicks as needed, and place on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil. Place in the oven and roast until fork tender about 45 to 50

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rick's fresh caught crabbies !

"CRABBIES" Crab Appetizers 
From Rick's fresh right off the boat crabs

1 small can crab meat. Or one cup of Rick's fresh caught Dungeness crab 
1 jar Kraft Old English cheese
1 T. mayonnaise
1/2 stick butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. English muffins, halved

Mix all ingredients together and spread on muffin halves. Place on cookie sheet and put in freezer 1 hour; remove from freezer and cut each muffin into quarters. Bag and refreeze or, to serve: broil til golden brown and bubbly.
Note: you can use canned chicken, ham, tuna or salmon in place of the crab meat. If the can of meat contains a lot of water, drain it off. If frozen, you can bake in the oven - 350°-375°, 15-20 minutes or til bubbly.
You can also put this mixture in philo cups.

Rick's Island a place to relax and have fun.

My dear Brother bought a piece of property on one of the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington State . It is painters paradise and it is surely Rick' s place to hang and it is truly Margarittaville.  I painted this barn and part of the country side and there so many spots yet to paint.
The beaches are littered with driftwood that just beckons a crafty person like my SIL ,Patti to craft wonderful objects de art and practical things like a candle holder. 
This , "The Blue Doored Barn " pastel on sanded paper was a nice remembrance of the island.
More about Friday Harbor surrounding areas on another post.