Recipe – Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca

We made this simple recipe for Jeff’s birthday when my Dad & Annie were in town and served it over quinoa with a tomato/mozzarella salad on the side. It came together quickly and was very flavorful.

Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca – Cooking Light
4 (4 oz.) Chicken Cutlets

1/8 t. salt
12 Fresh Sage Leaves
2 oz. very thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 8 thin strips
4 t. E.V.O.O.
1/3 c. fat-free low sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 t. cornstarch
Lemon Wedges (optional)
1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt. Place 3 sage laves on each cutlet; wrap 2 prosciutto slices around each cutlet, securing sage leaves in place.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 T. oil to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm
3. Combine broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture and the remaining 1 t. olive oil to pan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.
Recipe Notes:
– We used whole pieces of prosciutto instead of cutting into pieces – one less step πŸ™‚
– We used regular sized chicken breasts so ended up baking the chicken in a 350 oven for about 25 minutes and then sauteing at the end
– This was delicious and easy!

Trip to Colorado

In early March we journeyed to Colorado (for me it was the first time!) to see family and friends and go skiing. It was such a fun trip and we kept quite busy!

We began our trip by staying with my college friend and former bridesmaid Tara and her Husband. Early on a Friday morning we rolled out of bed, got dressed, and headed west from Denver to Breckenridge. I only took my I-Phone along so here are some “polaroids” of the day πŸ™‚

We could barely open our eyes to take a picture it was so bright. And yes these smart North easterners forgot to apply sunblock so both got burned πŸ™

Back at home I made friends with their dog Maddy who they rescued – she is so so sweet!!

She was a bit scared of the camera πŸ™‚

On Saturday morning Trip brought back Duffeyrolls which were DELICIOUS!!!!

This photo doesn’t really do justice to the sunburns – especially Jeff’s which is finally starting to go down. I was lucky since I had a neck warmer on – my only exposed area was right below my goggles.

Jeff, on the other hand, rocked a serious strap burn πŸ™

A few more of Maddy πŸ™‚

Then it was on to my cousin Hope’s house to visit with her family and my aunt Laura. Her daughter Lyla was trying her first rice cereal – she wasn’t convinced πŸ™‚

Electra and I went outside to play on the slide and she thought I was a bit more fun than her sister πŸ™‚

The smocked dress is a hand me down from our other cousin who is now in her mid 40s….good quality clothes hold up a long time!

Giving Dad a high five on the way down πŸ™‚

The ladies of the family got together for a picture πŸ™‚

Lyla was much happier later in Dad’s arms

Pure excitement πŸ™‚

Electra thought Jeff playing soccer with her was pretty funny πŸ™‚

Saturday afternoon we headed to Jeff’s Aunt and Uncle’s house in Golden where we met up with Jeff’s parents and his Brother Ben.

Unfortunately that afternoon the altitude finally caught up with me and I lay down for a rest and could barely move for the rest of the night….not fun πŸ™‚
The next morning though I felt mostly better and got to know their dog Katie a little

We then struck out on a hike (me moving pretty slowly at first) through the canyons and up a mini mountain

Jeff likes to lead the pack πŸ™‚

The family minus Jeff’s Mom Sharon who is taking the picture

On the way back we got a call that Alan & Hilary’s house was under evacuation warning as a result of the Indian Gulch forest fire – yikes! Thankfully they never had to evacuate but it was a sobering reminder of the power of Mother nature!

All in all my first trip to Colorado was a blast and I hope to go back soon – fun to see so many family and friends in one place!

My Dad and Annie are here today so we are headed down to New Haven for the day to go see an old friend and visit a museum.

Hope everyone’s having a good week!

Happy Birthday Honey :)

Happy Birthday to my honey who turns 29 today πŸ™‚

I love you!

First day of school πŸ™‚

Don’t cry now. You can cry next year when you turn 30 πŸ˜‰

(a photographer’s note – what is up with the color of the carpet???!!!)

Jeremy & Megan’s Digital Wedding Album

Jeremy and Megan were married in August of 2009 at The Inn at Longshore. They are expecting their first child in two weeks so wanted to complete their wedding album before his/her arrival!

The Wedgewood cover was imprinted with the date of their wedding

I love the photo they chose to open the album – it is a burst of summer in March!

The Fairfield University campus had some great spots for photos!

Their wedding had fabulous beachy details and amazing flowers courtesy of Elisabeth at Blush

A thunderstorm was predicted but while we waited for it to arrive guests enjoyed the beautiful flower gardens and views outside

Congratulations Jeremy & Megan – I can’t wait to see pictures of your new arrival!

Strider and Sage Highlights :)

We are headed up to the lake for the weekend but I wanted to leave you with some cute miscellaneous dog photos from last month πŸ™‚

I was eating popcorn and Strider wondered if by cutely peering through my legs he might get some πŸ™‚

Snowshoeing at the lake back in February πŸ™‚

The conditions were perfect and it was so peaceful tromping through the woods!

Back in February I spent a few days in Vermont visiting my Mom

Apparently if I don’t call fives this happens…..and even if I do πŸ™‚

Let me up Mom – I’m very fun to snuggle with.

Please can we come up?

See – all better now πŸ™‚

I did kick them off eventually so put my robe over them so they wouldn’t be chilly πŸ™‚

When I went to leave and my Mom was helping me with their bed they climbed right on top of it – I don’t think they wanted to go home πŸ™‚

But home is so sweet……more couch time πŸ™‚

I hope everyone has a great weekend!