Summer Chicken Parm

chic parm

I decided to take up bowhunting as my newest little adventure. (This got me a double eye-roll from Jimmy. Most of my newfound hobbies like raising chickensselling cakes, and canning produce get me a single eye-roll, but this one, a double. He rolls his eyes because he knows from past experience that my new interests will most likely result in some form of him bailing me out, tieing up my loose ends or cleaning up after me. In this case, he’s dreadfully envisioning the moment I call him from the woods at the crack of dawn yelling through my iPhone something like “Get up! I just killed a buck! But it’s really heavy and I now need your help hauling it out of the woods!!!!!!”)

Anyway, I decided to take up bowhunting, but I have to admit, I am a little intimidated. I’ve been hunting lots of times before, mainly with the most redneck of my redneck ex-boyfriends, who did all the planning and preparation to let me have that one glorified moment of pulling the trigger. I would be a fool to think those few exhilarating seconds of making the kill weren’t led up to by lots of careful thought and perseverance. I realized that if I’m gonna get some game on my own, I had work to do. I got busy. So far I’ve obtained my hunting license, secured a tree stand on loan from my dad, watched roughly 1,459,238 youtube videos on everything from looking for antler scratched trees to gutting the big boy. I had my eye dominance checked (turns out I’m a righty who’s  left eye dominant!,) got my draw length measured and ordered my bow- I’m now a proud owner of a pink camo Craze by Mathews. I’ve been nailing peanut butter jars to trees and spreading around apples and cucumbers and cantaloupe rinds. I swiped a bale of straw from my Momma’s hayloft for some target practice, so now with a little improvement on my aim, I’ll be counting down the days til September 29th, opening day. Wish me luck~ hopefully I’ll be posting venison recipes this fall. For now, it’s chicken again.


Serves: 2

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 large ripe in-season tomato, sliced thick

3 oz. mozzarella cheese

1/4 c. parmesan cheese

lots of S&P

Cut the garlic clove in half and rub the cut side all over the chicken breasts, then discard. Grill chicken over an open flame until it is cooked through. Season tomato slices with lots and lots of salt and pepper. With the chicken still on the grill stack the tomato slices on top, then the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Turn the grill off and close the lid, allowing cheese to melt. I know this recipe seems kinda simple but it’s delicious, especially if the tomatoes in season.

tide scout

Tide underneath my stand. He thinks he’s my scout. Little does he know he’s really just stinking up the place with the smell of dog.