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Rosa Maria Bread Dipping Seasoning

We had bread with our Spinach, Tortellini, & Grilled Chicken Salad tonight for dinner.  It was store bought Italian bread (cuz’ that’s how we roll in the summer…I’m ready for fall, routine, and BAKING!) but what made it extra special was Dean Jacob’s Rosa Maria Blend Dipping Seasoning.

 Is that confusing to anyone else?  Having 2 names in a name?  Who’s dip is it? Dean’s or Rosa’s??  Hmm…

Regardless, I liked it.  It was a nice change from butter.  You use 2 tsp. of the mix (which is mostly dried herbs and garlic) and 2 Tbls of oil.  Easy!

 I am determined to
~find a recipe
~make my own bread dipping mix
~put it in the smallest mason jars I can find
~make a fun little tag with instructions and my name (not Dean’s or Rosa’s)
~tie it on with jute or bakers twine
~and give it away as gifts
 I’ll let you know when I do!

Anyone got a similar recipe?  Wanna share it?


Almost Naked Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken is almost naked, but so flavorful!  It is super simple, and perfect for topping salads or serving with rice pilaf.  I got the “no-recipe recipe” from a relative (hi Shirley!) who is one of the best cooks I know and has the best recipes.  Every time I have her chicken, I ask, “what did you season that with?” and every time she answers “just lemon juice, onion salt and pepper.”  And I say “Oh, yea, I ask you that ever time, huh?”  By making it myself tonight and writing this post, I am sure it will stay in my memory so I won’t ask her again!
  It tasted great for dinner tonight, I used it to make a Spinach Tortellini Salad and it was perfection.

Almost Naked Grilled Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 lemon
Onion Salt

~Slice lemon in half and squeeze 1/2 a lemon onto 2 breasts.
~Repeat with the other half of lemon.
~Sprinkle both sides of chicken breast liberally with onion salt and a bit of pepper.
~Let sit for at least 1/2 hour.

Can’t get much more simple than that, huh?
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