Saturday, July 23, 2016

Really Wonderful.....

as I share this lovely recipe with you I cannot resist saying how 

it is unbearable!   & these are the dog days of summer when one wants to be 

it's predicted to be 99f, however, that temperature with our high humidity makes it feel like
a wet sauna/steam bath the moment you are outdoors.

speaking of dogs, keep them all inside, even their little feet burn on the hot pavement.
I take mine out after the late news just so they can roll around in the cooler grass and act like "dogs" for a few minutes.

& should SEE my hair !!!!

Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata - You won't believe how quick and simple this is with ingredients you already have on hand! Serve with pasta and you're set!

Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata - You won't believe how quick and simple this is with ingredients you already have on hand! Serve with pasta and you're set!
recipe courtesy of DamnDelicious here
know what, I could NOT RESIST these photographs !!!
I wasn't even looking for a recipe, especially not a pasta recipe
(cause I have all of them, I think),
but the pics are simply irresistible so I just had to
check out the recipe, which is below.

it might say it's easy, and that's true, but the list of ingredients were not things I always have in my kitchen,
that's the only beware....

on Friday night past one of my friends and I shared a dish
almost like this one, and it was yummy divine,
my friend even asked for more "piccata" sauce.




You won’t believe how quick and simple this is with ingredients you already have on hand! Serve with pasta and you’re set!


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise in half
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine*
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Working one at a time, dredge chicken in flour.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add garlic and shallots, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken broth, wine and lemon juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
  6. Gradually whisk in heavy cream until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in capers.
  7. Serve immediately with pasta and chicken, garnished with parsley, if desired.
*Additional chicken broth can be used for white wine as a non-alcoholic s


  1. Thank you Marsha for saying something about dogs! I've spoken to several people already this summer who were walking their dog on hot pavement and they didn't realize why their poor little animals were quickstepping. It's so simple to explain - I just bend down and put my hand on the pavement and say, "wow, that hurts." I am continually astonished how many people simply don't realize and most respond politely. I'm okay with the rude ones because I'm sure they will remember and think about it next time. Poor pups!

  2. Most people are idiots. My dogs ***rarely*** touch pavement...of any sort! When we go to the vets, to have their nails trimmed, that's about the only time they touch sidewalk and roads...almost never! They are MY responsibility and I care for them like children...even when it's to my detriment. I am their steward and cannot, will not fail them.


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