If you read my blog frequently, then you know that we are big Doctor Who fans. Pretty regularly, we've had a fellow Whovian join us for dinner and Sci-Fi on Saturday nights. The first time we did this, I wanted very much to make something that was somehow related to Doctor Who. What I found was this delightful recipe for a bow tie pasta salad. Yes! I know! Bow ties for watching the Doctor, it really did seem brilliant. And the salad was really good, to boot. I made it once with bacon as the meat, and once with chicken. While I generally prefer chicken in things, I think the bacon pulled the flavors together better.
The centerpiece of our picnic this Fourth of July was a grilled chicken and avocado wrap. It turns out, wraps are perfect picnic fare. They don't get soggy as fast as sandwiches, and everything is wrapped up all tight and neat. Also, we didn't even need the plates we'd brought. For all those reasons, and the fact that they're delicious, these wraps are a great choice for picnics. Another blogger has a slightly different wrap recipe, which includes a really nice sandwich wrap diagram. Check it out here.
When I saw a picture on Pinterest of a chicken breast being rolled up with a mozzarella stick inside, I had to try it. Actually, I made this without consulting the original recipe. I just seasoned it they way I knew my husband and I would like it, and then rolled it up with that cheesy goodness. Here's the link to the recipe whose picture inspired mine. We had ours on shells with some slices of banana bread.