Quick Breakfast – Blueberry French Toast

Most of the world is staying inside and as a result cooking more than usual.  I love to cook but even I sometimes just want something quick.  This mornings breakfast was perfect.  It was quick and delicious.  It was so good I may make it again for dinner.

My father in law introduced me to Oregon Trail breads.  Their bread slices are thick and dense.  Today I used their blueberry bread to make french toast.  The bread is full of flavor so all you need is egg and milk.  I used almond milk. I mixed my egg and milk, coated each slice, and fried.


Things To Do Besides Panic

COVID-19 is everywhere. With it comes panic, anxiety, and uncertainty. I am not exempt from any of these feelings.  With that being said, I need a break.  With no clear end in sight I searched out some ways to make good use of quarantine.

– Learn a new skill.

Take a free online course.  There are plenty to choose from. https://www.classcentral.com/collection/ivy-league-moocs

– Hone your art.

Use this time to write, draw, paint, rehearse.

– Go on virtual tours.

The Louvre is one of many museums offering virtual tours.  https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

– Work on that home project you have been putting off.

This is the perfect time to clean out closets and drawers.  It may not be fun but it will be satisfying once done.

– Journal

Write your thoughts and move on.  Journaling is always therapeutic but especially at times like these.

I certainly don’t recommend taking this pandemic lightly.  At the same time, there is only so much individuals can do.  Follow the instructions of healthcare professionals and obey temporary mandates put in place to halt the spread.

Chicken and Pears

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I found myself with pears that were ripening before I could eat them. Once I got down to my last two I came up with a dinner idea. I would cook the pears with chicken breast.

I originally intended to use the chicken for masala but that could wait. I needed to cook the pears. I wanted to create something both sweet and savory. I started with bacon.

Two pears
Four boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 lb of bacon
Himalayan sea salt
Fresh ground pepper
Bleu cheese crumbles

I started by cutting a quarter pound of bacon into pieces and frying it down.

While the bacon was cooking, I peeled and chopped my pears. I also seasoned my chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.

Once the bacon was done, I removed the bacon from the pan. I then cooked the chicken in the bacon fat.

The chicken was thin and only took a few minutes on each side. I removed the cooked chicken from the pan and drained the fat.

Next I returned the chicken to the pan with the pears

The pears will make a syrup.

Lastly I add the bacon back into the pan along with thyme.

When ready to serve, I sprinkled with Bleu cheese crumbles. It was delicious 😋

You can find more of my home cooked meals on Instagram #ShirasKitchen