If I Were 8…

20121018-163415.jpgIf I were 8 years old I would open my lunch box (metal, of course…before they were retro) with the thermos that was easily broken (I should know…once when being bullied on the bus I whacked my metal lunch box over a kids head…shattered my thermos and got into a little trouble for hitting him…in the 60′s girls didn’t hit anyone, let alone boys!).

Anyway, back to lunch

I didn’t eat peanut butter and jelly, period. I also didn’t eat hot dogs but that’s another blog. Instead, mom made me

20121018-163537.jpgcream cheese and jelly.

And, not just any jelly…the best sandwich of all was cream cheese and

20121018-163819.jpgorange marmalade on

20121018-164135.jpgWonder Bread.

What I wouldn’t give for two slices of soft white bread right now…I know it’s not good and I cannot eat soft bread anymore but that doesn’t make me miss this nostalgic lunch any less.

What did you love to open your lunch box and find?

Have a yummy day!

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Honey Ginger Chicken and Broccoletti Stir Fry

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An original recipe by Jude Russo Caserta

1          Tbsp D’Avolio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½         Onion, diced

2          Cloves Garlic. Minced

2          Boneless Skinless Split Chicken Breasts, chopped into thumb size pieces

1          Pound Broccoletti, rinsed, chopped into two inch pieces

½         Cup Water

In heavy skillet heat oil on medium heat; sauté onion until it begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in large microwavable container, cook Broccoletti and ½ cup water on high until al dente (about 7-8 minutes).  Do not drain and set aside.

In skillet, add garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.  Add chicken, spreading evenly in pan and let brown on one side (about 5 minutes) before turning each piece over and browning on other side.  Add Broccoletti with water into pan and stir.  Add sauce and bring to a bubble.  Cook for about 5 minutes on medium low heat until sauce is cooked and thick.

Sauce (Amounts are approximate – don’t measure – have fun!)

½         Cup Orange Marmalade

½         Cup Garlic Ginger Stir Fry Marinade

¼         Cup D’Avolio Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar

1          Tbsp Corn Starch

½ – 1    Tsp Crushed Red Pepper (smashed in your palm) (amount to taste)

In medium glass bowl add first four ingredients and stir until corn starch is blended.  Add crushed red pepper and stir.

Serve with steamed brown rice and ENJOY!

Life is TASTES good!

Jude       

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