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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day with a Poem AND a Recipe!

Hello and Happy Mother's Day! First off, here's a poem I found and wanted to share...

Author: Katherine Nelson Davis
What Is A Mother?

A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience,
And wonderful gentleness, too.

How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years.

The hearth of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family
Whose needs she has placed above all.

A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and gay.

A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill-
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!

I also wanted to share a recipe that I cooked up last night. Everyone raved about it, so I thought it would be fun to share.

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN (I didn't say it was healthy...but it's OH SO GOOD!)
  • 6 boneless/skinless chicken breast halves (4 oz's ea)
  • 1 carton cream cheese (we've done both herb/garlic and chive/onion)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt to taste
  • bacon strips (calls for 6, I adjust accordingly)


  • preheat oven to 400*
  • flatten chicken to 1/2" thickness
  • spread cream cheese and add a little dot of butter and salt
  • roll up and wrap with bacon
  • place seam side down in greased 13x9" baking dish and bake uncovered for 35-40 min's or until juice runs clear
  • broil 6" from heat for 5 min's until bacon is crisp

I added my own spin on it by pre-cooking mushrooms and bacon and adding a strip of bacon and mushrooms in the middle before rolling it up. I cooked it at 350* for about an hour, instead of 400* and it turned out really nice. Once it was done, I covered it with spaghetti sauce and shredded cheese and put back in oven till cheese was melted. Was very good!


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