It’s what inside that matters.Chicken / July 19, 2014
One of my favorite candies growing up was Tootsie Roll Pops. I am proud to say I was NOT a chewer, instead taking my time and savoring the sweet, fruity, hard candy exterior and coloring my tongue with each patient lick. As it dissolved to reveal the soft, brown, chocolaty center, I always wondered, in my serious, little girl head, “How did they get that stuff inside this hard shell?” Grape, berry, lime; it didn’t matter to me. The fact that the center always held a surprise is what kept me coming back for more.
As time went on, I found other items with a center that drew me in. Pigs in a blanket, Twinkies, even the ol’ standby, a Monte Cristo. I could name hundreds of foods with a “center” that I have eaten, duplicated, shared or reinvented. But for today, I will share my latest stuffed creation, SPINACH, RICOTTA AND PINE NUT STUFFED PAILLARDS WITH A BUTTERY LEMON CREAM SAUCE. I served a lovely Columbia Crest Pinot Gris with it, and as always, shared it with my gorgeous husband, Ron. He’s cute on the outside and kinda nice on the inside, too! — Check out my recipe which is also #fabin40 and full of deliciousness! #caminecooks