. . . yesterday I wrote briefly about birds in the hand.
Today it is about one bird in not exactly the bush but in our as yet unbloomed Mimosa tree.
In this next view part of a twig makes it appear as if he has four eyes. I assure you it is an optical illusion.
And then there's cookery. Last night I cooked Chicken Saltimbocca. For those not familiar with it, chicken breasts are flattened to a quarter of an inch or so, salted and peppered, layered with several small basil leaves, topped with prosciutto, lightly floured and sauteed in butter and olive oil. When they are golden, a sauce is prepared consisting of white wine, lemon juice, chicken broth and a bit of flour for thickening. Yum.
SWMBO fixed a pea risotto to accompany the chicken. Delicious! And, joy of joys, there was enough to have it again tonight!
Now, here's a puzzle for you. Can you figure out what this is? It is baked in a 12-inch (or so) black iron skillet.
The second photo should give it away.
It is a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie!
I swiped the recipe from Melissa at Alosha's Kitchen. Hers looks better than mine because I think I baked mine a bit too long. All I know is that the half I have left is hard as a rock. But it is tasty!