Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Desperately Seeking Inspiration

I feel like I have very little creativity these days, and when Martin came home from the grocery store this weekend with a package of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, I had no idea what to do with them. No idea, at all. So I turned to my trusty little Food Blog Search and typed in Chicken Tetrazzini.

I've never had Chicken Tetrazzini, I probably watched some Food Network show lately that featured it and the name stuck in my head or something. In any case, I found the perfect recipe for a few of my boneless, skinless little friends. Gretchen, over at Canela & Comino, has this great, lightened up version of Chicken Tetrazzini, and it's just perfect! I added some peas, for color, and some garlic because I love garlic, and I might have used a bit more pasta than was called for in the original recipe, but aside from that, it's perfect as is. I know I've said this before, but thank goodness for bloggers, I don't know what I'd do without you guys inspiring me! So go visit Gretchen, and get inspired!

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22 comments:

nicisme said...

This chicken looks amazing! I'm thankful for other bloggers too - I can count on them to inspire me.
PS. It's Tuesday, where's my TWD fix? (There are many blogs participating but yours is one of my favourites!)

LyB said...

Thank you Nic! I haven't made the last 2 TWD recipes, lack of interest in the ingredients and lack of time... I swear, May is flying by and I haven't even noticed! Next week though, I promise! :)

Elle said...

Ooooh, I've never had that, either. It looks so comforting and delicious!

RecipeGirl said...

I'm diggin' that food blog search feature too. It's so great for inspiration! The tet looks yummy!

PheMom said...

Love food blog search! I turn to it first before I ever try FoodNetwork or other sites. This looks so good. I've only had Tuna Tettrazini. This looks like an awesome idea for dinner.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I am so glad you made this and liked it! I am glad I can be of some inspiration! Yours turned out terrific and makes me think I may make it again soon. I like the peas in it!

Ginny said...

I have been lacking inspiration too lately...like what you did! Looks delicious! :)

Leslie said...

Reminds me of the Stoffers Frozen version from when I was a kid! This looks a million times better! I will have to try this one!

Kevin said...

That Chicken Tetrazzini looks so good! I still haven't tried making Chicken Tetrazzini.

giz said...

Come to think of it - I don't think I've ever made chicken tetrazzini either - see - now you've become the inspiration for me.

Grace said...

i'm all about your additions--peas and garlic, two ingredients that can never steer you wrong. i'm also loving that crunchy topping!

i think i'm devoid of any creativity whatsoever, so the food blog search was a godsend for me. :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

LyB, that is a dish I did not know about, but it looks delish!
And I love using Food Blog Search, too.

Erinn said...

Ah...the ubiquitous boneless, skinless chicken breast. I've been in the same quandry this very week! And I agree with you, the world of food bloggers is a wonderful answer to many of lifes culinary quandaries!
I think I'm going to have to give this recipe a go, it looks fantastic. Thanks!

Amy said...

Yummy!! Love the addition of peas. This looks like great comfort food! :)
PS - I find bnls/sknls chicken breasts highly uninspiring, too.

ChichaJo said...

This looks delicious! I agree with you -- I get so many recipe and so much ideas and inspiration from other bloggers! :)

Helen said...

I have the same reaction in front of chicken breasts and my MIL just brought me a bag of them...This is going to be on the menu next week!

Lina said...

yea, sometimes i have that writers or cooks block too. But it looks like youve escaped your rut! That dish looks pretty great!

Manggy said...

Psh! I would have never known that you were suffering from lack of inspiration! That looks delicious! I've never had chicken tet before but Jamie Oliver prepared it on his Great Italian Escape show (was it?) and I've been curious about it since :)

Brilynn said...

I definitely turn to other bloggers for inspiration, well done!

Antonia said...

Love the look of this dish - I've not heard of it before so will hop over and view the recipe. I have lots of days where I feel uninspired by whatever ingrediets are lurking in my frige and agree that fellow food bloggers are always the best place to look for inspiration!

LyB said...

Elle – It’s a great comforting dish, and delicious!

RecipeGirl – It’s really fun to have so many food blogs in one place.

PheMom – Thanks so much!

Gretchen – I really loved it, I’ll be making it regularly, thanks so much!

Ginny – I hope my inspiration comes back soon, it’s been crazy lately!

Leslie – I’m sure this is a lot better than frozen, you should try it!

Kevin – You should try it, I’m sure you’d love this.

Giz – Thank you!

Grace – I use garlic in pretty much everything except desserts! :)

Patricia – I just love that food blog search, I’ve discovered so many cool blogs thanks to it!

Erinn – We rarely buy boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, but now I know what to use them in! :)

Amy – It is very comforting!

Chicajo – I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have internet access anymore! :)

Helen – Glad I could help with the chicken breast dilemma!

Lina – Thank you!

Manggy – Thank you, but I really am out of inspiration, I hope to get back to normal soon, this is getting bad!

Brilynn – Bloggers are such a cool bunch!

Antonia – I hope you try this, it’s really good!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Those are some well dressed chicken breasts! They look absolutely delicious. BTW, the dish was named for Luisa Tetrazzini, a famous opera diva from the late 1800's to early 1900's.