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A Rare Culinary Success!

OK, I know I need to blog something important, but this is a real milestone for me.

I tweaked food into a tasty combination! Granted, Trader Joe did most of the work, but those of you who know me well, know that I can indeed screw up the preparation of frozen dinners. But not this time!

Last night I cooked a package of Chicken Gorgonzola (3 chicken breasts, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, Gorgonzola, and a pesto-y sauce). I ate one breast and thought it was good for frozen food, but not quite perfect.

Still, I brought the leftovers for lunch & dinner today (it’s knitting night so I won’t be going home til after 9). I wanted to dress it up a bit so I went back to Trader Joe’s and picked up a Spinach salad (baby spinach, some greens, dried cranberries, sugared pecans and bleu cheese).

When I got back to the office, I nuked the chicken and as I was pulling it out, I had a thought. What if, instead of putting the warm chicken over the cold salad, I put the salad over the chicken and wilt the spinach and melt the bleu cheese? I had to separate the baby spinach from the mixed greens which was time consuming but so worth it. PERFECT! Sweet, savory, salty, earthy, creamy, nutty. A delightful dance of flavors across my palate!

Yummy yummy!

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