I did a little travelling last week, to visit these sweet souls.
Phone calls and text messages are great for keeping in touch but every few months - I just need to put my arms around these people and hug their necks. For those of you who don't already know - these are my parents, my kiddos and my "grand dog". 😁
Days spent with my family are sweet and I certainly don't take them for granted. Especially the family that I don't get to see very often because we live far apart. When we do get the chance to spend time together, we celebrate in the way that all Italian families do: with lots of amazing food and great wine. We tend to hang out together in the kitchen - it's just what we do.👩🏻🍳 There's never any shortage of family cooking sessions during my visits.
Last week, we celebrated two birthdays during my visit. So you know that I did some baking while I was there including this batch of birthday cornmeal cookies with honey buttercream. (Check back on the blog next week for this scrumptious recipe.😋 )
I did a little bit of baking but a whole lot of eating while I was on vacation.😅 Isn't that what vacation is all about?🤪 Now that I'm home though, it's time to get back to healthy eating -- in more reasonable amounts.🤣 Cue the lean chicken recipes with whole grains.
Herb Marinated Chicken with Bulgur
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 bone in chicken thighs
1/2 cup bulgur
3 ounces cherry tomatoes
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Drizzle 3 T. sauce over bulgur. Fold tomatoes and parsley into bulgur. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve chicken with bulgur and extra pan sauce.
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