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Chicken and Gnocchi in Sun Dried Tomato and White Wine Cream Sauce
Prepare yourselves for a rant my friends because I have a hair up my ass.

Actually, I have no idea what that saying really means. Nor do I think I really want to know.

Regardless, I have something that is irking me and I’m going to spew my anger all over this page.

Brace yourself.

I love social media. Obviously. I write a blog, I Facebook, I tweet (not really but I have a twitter account where I share the blog) and I am new but enthusiastic Instagram user.

The glory of staying connected socially is not lost on me. It does not stop me from calling my friends to chat or spending time with my family.

To me, social media is truly a life enhancement.

But why the hell do people really feel the need to post solo photos of themselves?

I will give it to you if you are doing something funny or if you are in front of something funny or if you are in a photo with a family member, friend, pet or beautiful work of art.

You even pass my test if you are making a stupid face or capturing a photo of yourself with a stunning sunset.

However, if you post a photo of yourself looking in the mirror, posing by yourself in your car or a pic of yourself shirtless in your bathroom, pull yourself together.

We are all vain. For the most part, we all want to look good. And if you look good, awesome. I don’t care how hot you are, I don’t want you to take a picture of yourself just to show everyone how great you look. No matter how great I think you look, I will still think you are shallow.

As you ponder that thought, I am going to have another helping of this not so body flattering but oh so delicious dish.

Just to prove my point that I am not as vain as the face posters. So there.

You will need…

2 large chicken breasts


2 tablespoons olive oil
½ onion, chopped


5 garlic cloves, minced


1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped


1 cup mushrooms, sliced


4 tablespoons butter


½ cup dry white wine


¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped


½ cup heavy cream


¼ cup basil, roughly chopped




Salt and pepper to taste

Start by heating the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

As soon as the oil is hot, season the chicken with salt and pepper and add them to the pan.


Cook the chicken until both sides are browned. About 4 minutes a side.

As soon as the chicken is browned, add in the onion, garlic, mushrooms and thyme.


Cook until the onions start to become translucent. About 5 minutes.

Add in the wine and cook until the liquid has reduced slightly. About 2 minutes.


Turn the heat to low and add in the butter, cream, basil sun dried tomatoes and season it well with salt and pepper.


With the heat low, simmer the sauce for 15 minutes.


After 20 minutes, remove the chicken and cut it into bite sized pieces.


Add the chicken and the gnocchi to a platter. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and serve hot.



Love and Beer Floats
Angela 

Chicken and Gnocchi in Sun Dried Tomato and White Wine Cream Sauce 
2 large chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup dry white wine
¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup basil, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by heating the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
As soon as the oil is hot, season the chicken with salt and pepper and add them to the pan.
Cook the chicken until both sides are browned. About 4 minutes a side.
As soon as the chicken is browned, add in the onion, garlic, mushrooms and thyme.
Cook until the onions start to become translucent. About 5 minutes.
Add in the wine and cook until the liquid has reduced slightly.About 2 minutes.
Turn the heat to low and add in the butter, cream, basil sun dried tomatoes and season it well with salt and pepper.
With the heat low, simmer the sauce for 15 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the chicken and cut it into bite sized pieces.
Add the chicken and the gnocchi to a platter. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and serve hot. 
Only as Old as You Feel

In less than one month, I will be twenty-six years old.


My brother Albert is twenty-three.


And my youngest brother Josh is rapidly approaching twenty-one.


It’s now two in the afternoon on Easter Sunday and we have already found our Easter baskets, participated in a fast paced and crazy competitive egg hunt and yesterday we dyed Easter eggs.


And we are proud of it.


You really are only as old as you feel.

So Happy Easter to you and yours.


Let it be a day of celebrating what is really important. Whatever that may be for you.

Love and Beer Floats
Angela