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101 Meals Series: Meal #2 ~ Balsamic Vinegar Marinade

September 17, 2013

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Painting our entire main floor meant that we had to put hosting on hold for a few weeks. But now we’re enjoying the main floor’s new look and are excited about hosting a lot during the fall!

A good friend from church came to hang out with us on Sunday night; one of our housemates and his sweet girlfriend joined us as well. We consumed a lot more peanut butter cookies than was probably advisable, drank a lot of iced tea, and laughed a lot.

I’m excited that we can use our dining rom again and am looking forward to all of the fun times in store this fall!

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Chairs around the table – 5

Main dish – Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar Marinade

2 lbs chicken breasts

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 white wine

2 tbl. Dijon Mustard

1 tsp. garlic

1 tsp. dried cilantro (or fresh cilantro sprigs)

1 tsp. fresh basil leaves

1 tsp. pepper

Place the chicken in a glass bowl. Whisk the marinade ingredients thoroughly and then pour over the chicken. Fork the chicken a few times then cover and place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Pour all of the contents of the bowl into a baking dish and bake at 365 degrees for 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through.

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Side dish – Rice and roasted spaghetti squash with carrots.

Salad – Green Salad with Mushrooms, red bell peppers, sliced almonds, and Balsamic Dijon-mustard dressing

Drink – Iced Sweet Orange Tea

Dessert – Peanut Butter Cookies

Guests Brought – Wine