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JOKE OF THE MONTH
Fortune teller says to the realtor;
"The good news is I see you selling many, many, many houses...the bad news is that you are playing MONOPOLY!"
"My mom is a realtor. Realtors are very strong. She can flip a house."
Recipe for June
Dad will love this!
Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese
2 very large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 T Basil Pesto with lemon or your favorite commercial pesto
2T low-fat sour cream
2 T grated mozzarella cheese
(I used a heaping tablespoon of pesto, sour cream and cheese)
2 eggs, beaten
3 T finely grated Parmesan cheese
3 T almond flour (or almond meal, but almond flour is better because it is more finely ground)
Black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a small casserole dish with non-stick spray (olive oil is best). Trim any visible fat from the chicken breasts, then put them one at a time inside a heavy plastic bag and pound with a meat mallet until chicken is as thin as you can get it. NOTE: if you do not have a meat mallet the side of a saucer will work.
In a small bowl mix together the basil pesto, sour cream, and grated mozzarella. Use a rubber scraper to spread a thin layer of this mixture over each chicken breast, stopping about 1/2 inch from the edge of the chicken (so it doesn't run out so much as it cooks.) Roll up the chicken breasts and secure them with a couple of toothpicks. (I roll them so the finished piece is as thin as I can get so they will cook quickly.)
Prepare two bowls, one with the beaten egg and the other with the grated parmesan-almond flour mixture, patting it on so the chicken breast roll is well-coated with the mixture.
Put chicken breast into the casserole dish and bake until lightly browned. (Start checking after 25 minutes; total cooking time will be approx. 30-35 minutes.)
Serve hot and enjoy this delicious low fat meal.
Our old grill is on its last leg...literally! Do you have any tips or guidelines on purchasing a new grill?
Answer: Here are some things to consider before you purchase your new outdoor cooking machine.
- Heat Distribution. More heat (high BTU's) is not necessarily better. Many grills offer plenty of heat and ease of start up but may not provide good heat distribution. Most of the time you won't need cooking temperatures higher than 500 degrees. When considering a grill, ask about overall heat distribution in addition to how many BTU's it will put out.
- What will you cook? Steaks, chicken breast, vegetables, such as corn on the cob don't require much space, but if you plan on cooking larger items, such as brisket, or for bigger groups of people, you will need a larger grilling space.
- How well is the grill made? Higher quality grills will be made with baked-on. porcelain enamel finish over high grade steel and grates that are either cast-iron, porcelain-coated cast iron, stainless steel or aluminum and will be durable for long-lasting use.
- What maintenance is required? Knowing what is involved with keeping your grill in top cooking shape can help you avoid headaches and wasted time later!
Do you have questions about home inspections or home maintenance, ask the Inspector! E-mail your questions to:
Allen Blaker at email@example.com
Home Inspection Humor
Sometimes, "things" just happen, and they generally turn into meaningful relationships with others. About 27 ears ago, I was inspecting a townhome in Tucson. It was nothing outstanding, and looked from the street pretty much the same as its' adjacent neighbors except for two things: the tree in front of this unit was very tall and lush and the grass was very green. It was in contrast to its' neighbors because their trees were half the size and their grass patches were brown and not green. This is usually reversed with a vacant townhome, but I didn't put two and two together...at least not right away.
I began my inspection, as I do all inspections, with an exterior walk around the property. The Realtor was running a little late, so I started my inspection with a look at the water meter (an inspector always spends 2-3 minutes at the water meter to make sure the water supply system is not leaking). The water meter for this unit was at the street...Just a 20 foot walk directly across the lawn from the front door. As I walked toward the meter across the front lawn, as I neared the tree, my foot sunk into the ground up to my knee! In my struggle to get my foot out of the ground, my shoe came off and was left in the ground! Calmly, I took off my shirt, hung it from a low hanging tree branch and reached down into the muddy muck to retrieve my shoe. At that moment, the Realtor drove up to the property and parked in the driveway. I can only imagine what she must have thought, seeing me with my shirt hanging from a tree and my muddy shoe in hand with mud spattering me literally from head to foot! That first Realtor meeting, an embarrassing fiasco for me, has turned into a long standing relationship that I cherish to this day.
Honoring Dads on Father's Day June 16
The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children. The origin of Father's Day is not clear. On June 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation's first event explicitly in honor of fathers. A Sunday sermon honored the
362 men who had died in the explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines. The next year, a spoken, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother's Day for male parents. She was successful, and Washington state celebrated the nation's first Father's Day on July 19, 1910. The Depression and World War II helped derail the efforts to make this a national holiday. It wasn't until 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father's Day a federal holiday at last. Today economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father's Day gifts.
What is A Dad?
A Dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.
A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence when you fail.
A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail...
We hope you enjoy June's newsletter.
In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. Quote by Aldo Leopold
We are looking forward to serving you in any way we can. Have a great month.
All our best to you,
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