Chicken Cordon Bye Bye Blue

Okay so I made chicken cordon blue today but had to prepare it ahead of time because of our busy schedule and it came out delish. I had made it before but this time I did it a little different just to give it a little zip.

The problem is that we ate it so fast I forgot to take a “pretty” blog pic to post with the recipe. So the pic I posted was of my sons next to last piece before it disappeared.

My whole philosophy on cooking is that it isn’t an exact science. Yes, to some degree you have to follow the amount of ingredients and preparation but there is room for adding a little pizzazz here and there. One mistake I’ve made in the past is don’t over due it on the salt. Use your other salt free spices and be creative!

Here are the ingredients and the prep which took me about 10 to 15 minutes total.

Chicken Cordon Bye Bye Blue

~ 2 lbs. chicken breast (de-fatted, sliced thin and long)

~ Virginia Baked Ham, 1 slice per piece of chicken

~ Swiss cheese, any kind 1 slice per piece of chicken

1/2 cup of seasoned bread crumbs

salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder about 4 shakes of each on top of the rolled chicken cordon blue pieces

Cream Sauce

3/4 quarter stick of butter

1/3 cup of flour

1 cup of 2% milk

1/4 parmesan cheese

2 tsp. spicy brown mustard

1/3 cup of Honey Mustard dipping sauce/dressing

salt, pepper, onion powder to taste

Roll pieces of chicken with one slice of ham and one slice of Swiss cheese. Hold each piece with a tooth pick or two if needed. Put a few shakes of salt, pepper, and onion powder on each piece.

Drizzle bread crumbs on top of each piece to coat lightly.

Sauce/Gravy Preparation

Melt butter and then add flour to make a roux. Add milk slowly and stir until you see a smooth consistency.

Add mustard and honey mustard.

Add salt, pepper, onion powder.

Preheat oven to 350

Cover chicken pieces with gravy. Cook 45 minutes on 350. Voila!



I am currently in my last semester in getting my associates in Human Services and I saved the best classes for last, one of them being Sociology and Abnormal Psychology. I scheduled it this way because I wanted to enjoy learning what people are all about and what makes them tick.

Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded by a bunch of idiots I swear. I know I am far from perfect but why is it that people will say whatever they want to whoever they want at no expense of the other person’s feelings? Is it for the sole reason that they lack intelligence? I really believe that is the case or is there some kind of hidden narcissistic trait within?

I heard a simple statement on the radio yesterday, “You get treated the way you allow people to treat you.” I know this but yet I allow people to say things to me and I just turn the other cheek. Now inside my head there are a slew of thoughts going on about what I would love to say in return but I just bite my tongue. I feel like sometimes it isn’t worth the argument. How can you argue stupid?

But at what point to I stop allowing this to go on? What am I afraid of losing? Losing people in my life that have no regards for my feelings? What am I teaching my kids by letting them see how others disrespect me? I am lucky enough that they have the intelligence to know that it isn’t right to speak disrespectfully to someone.

Don’t get me wrong, overall I am happy with MY life and I am happy and secure with the person who I am but what wears on me lately that some people think that they can get away with speaking to other people with no respect.

Again, it is my fault for allowing this to happen but I try to weigh the pros and cons to eliminating this type of behavior and what the percentages are between the good and not so good times and right now it is teetering on 50/50.

The point to this post is a little message to those out there that do not think before they speak. Before you speak and let those words roll off your tongue, give it some though and ask yourself, would I want someone to treat me in the same manner and how would I feel if I was spoken to in the same fashion?

Feels good to post once again. I hate letting time go by and not taking advantage of what a great opportunity it is to get my point across to the world, even if nobody is listening lol.

Have a great day everyone!!!

Say what you feel Wednesday

Just thinking about what someone use to say to me a while ago about someone else, over and over again. They said, “he has such bad luck all the time, poor guy, etc.” That really irks me. No one has bad luck. You create your own luck. You treat others right, be honest, humble, caring, and considerate that’s what you will get in return. If you are doing something because ultimately the intentions ar…e to benefit yourself, well then, eventually that will come back and bite you in the ass. What does it really take to speak kindly to someone and go out of your way to be nice? Can someone really be that selfish that they can’t put their own wants and needs aside momentarily just to make others happy without having an ulterior motive? I just don’t get it? Those are the people that sit there and say poor me, I can’t believe this is happening to me….Well think about it stupid, could it be for the fact that you created the life you are in and it isn’t what everybody else did to you but what you did to them and how you treated others? This post isn’t intended for anyone specific. I’m just making a general comment. I’m lucky enough that the majority of the people that I am surrounded by that this doesn’t pertain to. What does it take to open a door for someone, ask them how their day is going, listen earnestly to their conversation. None of these things cost money and I guarantee would make someone’s day. Watch your conversations also. Don’t say something to someone if your intentions are to belittle them, make them feel slighted or bad about themselves, or even just to prove something. No one has anything to prove to anybody, but themselves. Nothing anyone does or says impresses me and it never will. I like you for the person you are and not what you can bring to the table, if that makes sense. Must be the cold air that is putting pressure on my brain to say all this! Enjoy the day today, especially if you are as lucky as I am and get to spend it with your babies! — feeling content.