Do you know what today is? It's National Men Make Dinner Day! Didn't know that was a holiday? Well, it is! And you might as well take advantage of it. I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you what my lovely husband made for dinner last year on National Men Make Dinner Day. He really stepped up to the plate and knocked one out of the park! He did some searching around online for a great recipe, but in the end, created his own. It turned out wonderfully. Chicken breasts stuffed with pumpkin, apple, and cranberry cornbread stuffing. Here's how he made it.
Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffed Chicken Breasts
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup apple, coarsely chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 box StoveTop Stuffing Mix Cornbread Variety
4 tbsp butter
1½ cups water
4 chicken breast cutlets
Make stuffing mix as directed on package. Stir in pumpkin, apples, and cranberries.
Pound out chicken and roll up with stuffing. Heat a skillet over high heat and add some oil. Cook chicken two minutes on each side to brown. Then cover and turn heat down until chicken is cooked through. Add ½ cup apple cider to the pan. Serve extra stuffing alongside the chicken.
Makes 4 servings.
Now, this wasn't my husband's first foray into the kitchen. He really can hold his own in there, despite the fact that he rarely gets the chance because I enjoy it so much. He is kind of infamous for going overboard adding ingredients and seasonings to things, though. One time he made a meatloaf and decided to put ham cubes in it. Ham cubes in meatloaf? I thought it was pretty weird! He's also known for adding cinnamon to almost everything, sweet or savory. So, I have to admit, that when he was banging around in the kitchen making this creation, I was a tad nervous. I love how this dish is true to Jim; he did add tons of things to this stuffing: pumpkin, apples, and cranberries, but it all worked and was absolutely delicious.
I can't wait to see what he comes up with tonight! I'll take pics and share them with you next year. If you are successful in getting your husband to "celebrate" this holiday, let me know in the comments what he made and how it turned out.