Sunday, February 20, 2011

just call me mrs. green thumb.

okay. so i'm not so good at plants. not that i really know, but i kill poinsettias over time every year... i just forget about them. they sit on the floor... i don't know.

but i bought a plant.
a logical plant.
a basil plant. now i can have fresh basil whenever i want! as long as i don't kill it.

here she is.

(it did funky stuff to the edge of this picture... i don't know)

and here's what i made with the first fresh basil...
bruschetta chicken. translation (matt's words): could be the top recipe at someone's restaurant. he's being kind, but it was dang good.

i made up the recipe, but basically you do this:
marinade raw chicken in italian dressing for like an hour.
cook in a pan for about 5 minutes on one side. flip.
once flipped, put the bruschetta mixture on the cooked side.
cook 5 minutes. and then ready to serve!

bruschetta mixture:
-one finely chopped roma tomato
-about 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil (thank you, plant friend)
-a quick squirt of italian dressing
-a quick dump of olive oil. (jealous of my cooking terms?)

okay. these pictures are going haywire. this one's sideways, but you get the idea. 

finished product. (no, it wasn't all sitting on orange jello. things are just going crazy in my mac world.)

hopefully, there won't be any casualties from this situation. i can feel it now. i'm going to turn into a crazy gardener. the constant gardener, you could say. (catch that movie reference? great movie. not about gardening.)

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