I ate a fungus and I liked it…
I’m sure Katy Perry would be less than impressed.
Lurking the the recesses of my refrigerator, there’s a tub full of fungus. And it’s there on purpose. Gorgonzola, my friends. If you’ve never had Gorgonzola, it’s a deliciously salty and tangy member of the blue cheese family. Those gorgeous blue veins are basically tunnels of fungus. Yep, fungus.
The salty bite of Gorgonzola pairs perfectly with the sweet flavor and crisp texture of pears. Last week, after crushing on this Creamy Balsamic dressing from Kraft, I decided to grab some Gorgonzola and pears to make a super fast, super simple and super delicious wrap.
I’ve started something a little new lately with my chicken. I’ve been seasoning, baking and individually freezing pieces of chicken so that they can easily be reheated individually when I need them verses paying a premium price to buy something similar in the frozen foods section at the grocery store. It’s really quite simple – Just season and bake chicken as you otherwise would (this particular batch had poultry seasoning on it) then take the cooked breasts and lay them in a single layer on a piece of freezer paper that you’ve wrapped over a cutting board, being careful to keep the breasts from touching. Once they’ve been in the freezer about an hour, you can pull the cutting board out and put the individual breasts in a freezer bag. They aren’t frozen through yet, but the outsides are frozen well enough that the pieces won’t stick together as they finish freezing! You can grab them out of the freezer and toss them in the microwave for about 1-1/2 minutes on each side whenever you’re ready to use them.
For the wraps, I simply grabbed out two of my precooked chicken breasts and heated them through. We used wheat wraps and a leaf of romaine lettuce as the base. To that I added the chicken, cut into strips, thinly sliced pear, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and the balsamic dressing.
Roll it up nice and tight, tucking the ends in as you go, and you’ve got a delicious, light dinner on the table in less than 5 minutes!