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A visit with my Grandpa

Saturday, October 12, 2013

As some of you know, my 96-year-old grandfather's health is failing. We are quite concerned and sad that his time has come. But we are trying our best to enjoy every minute we have left with him. I come from a very close-knit family. We all live in the same small town, and most of us work together as well (in a family business).

Both of my grandparents (ages 93 and 96) live with MY parents--across from the office where I work. I get to see them everyday & I cherish my time with them. I also help my Mom with meals when I can (as she has her hands full, as you might imagine!). So tonight I cooked one of grandfather's favorites & my kids took it over for their dinner. The six of them had a wonderful dinner (and I made extra so my Mom has another meal for later in the week).

Thought I might share my recipe with you, my friends! It's very messy to prepare, but very tasty! I hope to try a healthier, low-carb version soon, but I didn't want to mess with my Grandpa's favorite tonite.

PS My husband & I are going over to visit with my grandparents tomorrow!!!

Chicken Cordon Bleu

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
bowl of flour
bowl of 2 eggs (whisked)
bowl of Italian bread crumbs
deli ham, sliced very thin
kraft cheese singles

Carefully slice each breast in half (keep halves near each other so you can match them up after they are breaded). Coat each half in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. In between each breaded breast half, put a layer of cheese, then ham, then cheese again--so that you have a breast-sandwich. Place each "sandwich" in a glass cooking dish, spritzed with cooking spray. Spritz the top of each with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 to 35 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts.
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  • v MEADSBAY
    Sounds like a wonderful family.
    You are lucky to have had your grandparents with you for so long.
    I love cooking for my elderly inlaws.
    It makes their lives so much easier.
    Which reminds me, it's beef stew time.
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    937 days ago
  • v RILEYBOT
    Your recipe sounds dleicious and I will definetely make it.
    You are so blessed to be able to spend this time with your parents and grandparents. Enjoy your day emoticon
    Deb
    946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2013 9:38:17 AM
  • v SANDYBREIT
    Carol, you are truly blessed to have your grandparents -- and they are equally blessed to know that you love and appreciate them! And your recipe sounds delicious, sort of like "cordon bleu" only more doable -- I can see why it would be a favorite, and am definitely putting it on my "must try" list. Especially if it will help me live into my 90s!

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    Sandy
    949 days ago
  • v SNOW_LEOPARD_74
    That was very sweet of you to make your Grandpa's favorite and help your Mom out like you did. Enjoy every moment that you can!!

    956 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    That food sounds great!

    I am happy that you get to spend so much time with your grandparents! Enjoy that time that you have with them while you can. My thoughts are with you and your family and I hope that you get a lot more quality time!
    956 days ago
  • v IAMBIZI
    Sounds delicious! I have made a diffent version of that using ritz crackers and swiss cheese and black forrest ham and fresh basil and some dijon mustard. I pound the halfs to 1/4 inch thick then layer them and then roll them up. It is called chicken cordon blue. and NOT CARB FRIENDLY but delicious.
    I hope you have a nice visit today.
    bizi
    957 days ago
  • v JUST_BRENDA
    The cycle of life can be hard to accept... good-byes are very difficult.
    Thanks for the recipe... I may actually try it as I'm looking for new stuff to make. These kids need to be fed so often!!!
    958 days ago
  • v GRANDMAFRANNY
    emoticon AND I AM SO emoticon ABOUT YOUR GRANDPA. I AM A GRANDMA, TOO. BUT NOT THAT OLD YET. I FEEL FOR YOU AND MY THOUGHT'S AND PRAYER'S ARE W/ YOU.
    THE RECIPE JUST WROTE DOWN WILL TRY IT.
    WELL BACK TO emoticon THENN emoticon FROM 3:05 AM TO 4:15 AM.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND MY THOUGHTS TO YOUR FA,ILY.
    958 days ago
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