I was talking with a friend yesterday about what to make for dinner, when we stumbled upon the idea of having him “use The Force” to create a meal for him and his girlfriend. We talked about a few recipes, contemplated different degrees of difficulty, and came up with the plan to use my Chicken Prosciutto Roll recipe. He didn’t want to spend an inordinate amount of time on dinner, so we discussed ways he could “shortcut” the recipe and tailor it to their tastes. I was so excited for him that I had to write a quick blog post to share this with you all.
Here’s his final product:
Doesn’t it look terrific? THIS is what I mean when I say, if you’re planning to use one of my recipes, that you should alter the original to fit what your family likes best, using the flavors and spices that you most enjoy. He made his own version of a Chicken Prosciutto Roll and it turned out wonderfully. He *did* use chicken breasts, Bourcin Cheese, and James River Cellars Gewurztraminer white wine, but swapped out ham for the prosciutto, since that’s what he had on hand. More importantly than simply following the recipe, he used what he had at his disposal and took the time to prepare a meal that he and his girlfriend would enjoy.
My friend, AM, did a fabulous job of tailoring a basic recipe to make it his own. I hope you’ll consider trying this same sort of thing in your own home. It’s not hard to make dinner… it just takes a little thought and the ability to let your efforts shine as your own.
If you want me to blog about it and share your steps, just send me a message and take a few pics of the beginning/middle/end of your efforts so you can send them to me. I’d be more than happy to help as you create dinners for your friends and loved ones… after all, it’s just food!
Enjoy the process…