Mozzarella and Tomatoes – Post #3 – Chicken Caprese Grilled Sandwiches

Finally, post #3. Chicken Caprese Grilled Sandwiches

Post #2 – Arugula Caprese Salad with Maple Bacon

Post #1 – Caprese Salad

We made these with the remainder of our basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella. A perfect end to our week of summer garden bliss. They’re so simple, yet so delicious!

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CHICKEN CAPRESE GRILLED SANDWICHES

INGREDIENTS

1 baguette

2 T olive oil

8 T basil pesto

2 precooked chicken patties (we use these)

8 fresh mozzarella slices

8 basil leaves

8 tomato slices

DIRECTIONS

1. Slice each chicken patty horizontally (you want them thin). Cut each slice in half. You should have 8 pieces.

2. Preheat non-stick pan to medium-high.

3. Slice baguette into 16 1/2″ slices. Brush each slice with olive oil. Flip over all bread slices.

4. Top 8 of the bread slices with pesto and chicken. Top each of the other 8 slices of bread with a mozzarella slice, basil leaf and tomato slice.

5.  Grill each bread slice with toppings, oilve oil side down until lightly browned. Sandwich together one of the pesto and chicken sides with the mozzarella sides.

Notes:

8 sandwiches

Make sure the mozzarella slice is placed directly on the bread. You want it as close to the heat as possible so it melts.

Creamy Baked Eggs

Jewelry and brunch. The perfect combination! This past weekend I hosted a jewelry party and tried a few new recipes. All of them turned out great – Creamy Baked Eggs, Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread, and Blueberry Scones with Devonshire Cream, Blackberry Butter, and Honey Butter.

The first recipe I’ll share is Creamy Baked Eggs. I’ll share the rest with you later this week! Promise.

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Creamy cheesey sauce mixed with eggs and bacon. Tasty by itself or on the side of cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones, or anything sweet. This recipe is a great brunch dish because it can be made the night before.

CREAMY BAKED EGGS

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbls butter

2 Tbls flour

1 3/4 C 1% milk

1/2 C grated cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 package bacon

2 green onions, chopped

8 large eggs

1 piece bread

1 Tbls chopped chives

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 6 ramekins and place on cookie sheet.

2. Melt butter in medium saucepan then whisk in the flour until smooth. Cook for two minutes making sure not to brown.

3. Slowly add the milk while whisking. Cook until thickened (It should coat a spoon.)

4. Turn off the heat. Add grated cheese and whisk until smooth.

5. Add salt and pepper.

6. In separate, larger pan, cook bacon until brown and crispy. Remove bacon and place on plate with paper towels to soak up the grease. Remove bacon grease from pan, reserving 2 Tbls.

7. Saute green onions in bacon grease until soft.

8. Crumble bacon and add it back to the green onion pan.

9. In medium bowl, beat the eggs.

10. Add eggs to bacon and onion mixture.

11. Cook eggs until they are partially set and add the sauce.

12. Stir eggs and sauce and evenly distribute between greased ramekins.

13. Crumble bread into pieces and sprinkle on top of eggs.

14. If you are making this the night before, cover and put in fridge.

15. Bake uncovered for 2o min or until set and bread is toasted.

16. Sprinkle chives on top of eggs.

NOTES

6 servings

Adapted from Food.com.