Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a...breadmaker?

Since it's been awhile since my last post about food, I thought I would share this quick and easy dinner.

I want to start off by saying I love to bake, but have always shied away from baking bread. My mom is the bread maker, she used to make it when we were little, she made it when we were older, and she makes it now. And it is good. I even remember her making bear bread shaped like, well, a bear. Complete with raisin eyes and a raisin nose, weird how as a little girl bread in the shape of a bear automatically tastes 100 times better!

So no, I am not going to share with you a recipe on bear bread, but the key is that I am actually going to share a recipe to make bread in general. This is big. Because like I said, I do NOT make bread.

But this, this calls for the clapping of hands, because it made me feel like a true artisan bread maker. AND it not only tasted that way, but it looked that way, crunched that way, and disappeared that way. The way any true, ridiculously expensive bread should. Except, it wasn't expensive, it wasn't hard, and it wasn't artisan.

But it was good, have I mentioned that yet? 

And it was about as easy as eating pie. And it tasted great scooping up the remaining bits of this....

Spinach And Artichoke Chicken
Source: Add a Pinch
  • 8 chicken breasts
  • 13.75 oz artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Spray baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Place chicken into baking dish. Salt and pepper chicken and then bake 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients and then pour on top of chicken. Bake 20-25 minutes.
And then eat it with a thick slice of crunchy artisan bread....almost like eating creamy spinach and artichoke dip and calling it dinner. Doesn't get much better than that.

And when there is dip there needs to be bread.

If you want to make bread that consists literally of mixing together 4 ingredients, letting it sit in a bowl overnight and then tossing it into the oven.....then head on over to Savory Sweet Life and make the Faster, Easier No-Knead Bread.

This bread will make many more debuts at our kitchen table for sure. And we are all very excited about that. :)


  1. oh Wow! Looks amazing! I LOVE making that Bread. We can't go back to getting it at the store any more.

    1. I know, I feel so foolish for all the years I have been paying good money for bread just like this! :)