This recipe was made for me! It has everything that I love to eat, that I had in my house, and that was easy to prepare and customize!
Spinach is one of the few leafy vegetables that I actually enjoy eating (I can be picky). I eat spinach on pretty much everything – from an omelette to a pizza, or just alone.
I also love Brie cheese and make a baked Brie for every family get-together.
The last major component of this recipe, the grilled chicken, is also a favorite. I grew up grilling meat outside and now have both an outdoor grill and a grill pan that I used here. It was very easy to use and to clean.
You may be wondering why I made so much chicken for only two adults and a toddler. We like to keep some grilled chicken breasts in the refrigerator so that there is always a healthy snack or easy meal at the ready. These are breasts cut in half.
I did not follow the original Food Network recipe exactly. Here’s what I did:
- Cooking spray
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic and Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning
- 4 to 8 slices Brie cheese, about 1/2-inch thick
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
- 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked
- 1 handful of raisins
Heat a stove-top grill pan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat.
Cook turkey bacon.
Season both sides of chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic, and Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning (love this stuff).
Add chicken to hot pan and cook until browned and cooked through. Place 1 to 2 slices of Brie on top of chicken, cover with foil for a couple of minutes or until cheese melts.
In a small bowl, combine vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper, to taste. Microwave for 30 seconds.
Crumble the bacon strips over the spinach. Add on some raisins. Transfer chicken to the plate with spinach salad. Pour the warm vinaigrette as you please.
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The Katy Dog Park
5414 Franz Road
First of all, what is a dog park?
The Houston Dog Park Association (www.houstondogpark.org) states that, “Houston Dog Parks are public parks designated and built specifically for you and your dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash.”
The Katy Dog Park consists of 14 acres of grass, shade trees, a paved walking trail, water fountains, benches, agility equipment, a doggie wading pool, and a dog washing area. It was opened in March 2007, and is managed by the City of Katy. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to walk off-the-leash seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Events such as HOWL-o-WEEN and PAWS in the Park Easter Egg Hunt, among others, are held yearly.
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iOle! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta!
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is having a Festival with crafts, dancing, and food. There is no registration required, and all ages are welcome. The party will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 1PM-4PM.
1815 Westgreen Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
Rosenberg’s Hispanic Heritage Day will also take place on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM-6PM. The downtown Rosenberg event will feature Mariachi bands, dance performances, and cultural exhibits throughout the day. The Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum will have a booth and is helping the City coordinate activities and entertainment throughout the event. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and the Art League of Fort Bend and Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on hand with exhibits and displays.
800 3rd Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center is holding their Seventh Annual Latin Fest on Friday, September 23rd from 7PM-10PM. This Latin Cultural/Talent show presents the dancing, singing and culture of every Latin country along with Special Guests, Tati Soleil, Grupo Azendado, and 104.9 FM Tú Música! Tickets go on sale September 19 at the school during lunch for $5, and are also available at the door for $7. All proceeds go towards the MRHS Latinos Unidos Scholarship Fund. Any student who participates in the show then becomes eligible for a scholarship. If you would like to make a donation towards the scholarship fund or have any questions, please contact Romulo Crespo at RomuloECrespo@Katyisd.org
21000 Franz Rd.
Katy, TX 77449
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