I do not have much to say tonight, but I felt like writing. I guess I will start by saying (for posterity, since everyone probably already knows) I had corrective eye surgery last August. My eyesight recently returned, hence the lack of posts since July. Just kidding. It was a rather spontaneous decision, but I have not regretted it (except the first week). I now have 20/15 vision, which is better than 20/20. I love not wearing glasses, and personally, I think I look better without them. :-)
I also withdrew from school late last year. I needed time to renew myself, rediscover who I am and what I want, and resolve some personal issues. I do want to return and finish my degree one day, but I am thankful for the break. I regret not finishing sooner than I had hoped, but I felt postponing a formal education was necessary for my mental health and stability.
Those are two of the biggest changes in my life since the last post, but I hope others are coming soon. That is all I will say at the moment.
Because I am still working on the blog challenge, I will end with a recipe. My "wives" (yes, a gay man can have wives), Deborah and Christa, and I made this for dinner a few weeks ago, and it was easy and tasty.
Crispy Cheddar Chicken
4 breasts chicken, boneless and skinless
2/3 cup milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups Progresso Italian Breadcrumbs
2 tablespoon butter, melted
1 (18 ounce) can Progresso Creamy Three Cheese cooking sauce
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut each breast of chicken into 3 pieces. Dip each piece into milk, then cheddar cheese, then Italian breadcrumbs. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with foil.
- Bake chicken in preheated oven for 25 minutes, then remove foil, baste with melted butter, and cook 10-12 additional minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and coating is golden brown.
- While chicken is cooking, place the Progresso Cooking Sauce into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced in half.
- Remove chicken from oven and place on platter. Spoon sauce over chicken. Top with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!