vinny’s headshot (and baked chicken & artichokes.. but mostly vinny’s headshot)

9 Feb

I was knee deep in gymming, tanning, and laundry-ing a couple of weeks ago (actually I was just catching up with my favorite guilty pleasure, Jersey Shore), lost in a roller coaster of emotion and full of questions.. is Vinny coming back to the house? Will these trainwrecks get a new roommate who will ultimately turn out the be the biggest trainwreck of them all? When I stumbled upon a gem. A true gem, people.

Let me break it down real quick, the roommates ambush Vinny’s mom’s house (he..he..he) to “kidnap” Vinny and take him back to the shore house. All of the roommates are gathered around Vinny’s mom in the kitchen, when the camera goes in for a close up of Vinny himself. What happens next.. is magic.

Forgive me for the grainy image, but thank the Lord that Vinny’s mom, being the proud mother that she is, had Vinny’s headshot on the fridge for all of us to see.

BAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAAH! That is why I will continue to watch. That. Is. Why.

Now, on to the simplest recipe in the world. Literally. The simplest. If you’re like me and you love chicken and would possibly die for an artichoke.. this one’s gonna do it for ya.  I got this recipe from Life’s Ambrosia awhile back and have made it quite a few times.. maybe a million.

Baked Chicken & Artichokes

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (the recipe calls for thighs, but I like breasts better.. wink wink)

1 large jar (or two 6 oz jars) of marinated artichoke hearts

Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine the chicken breasts, artichoke hearts and the liquid from the jars in a large ziplock bag (or.. a bowl. Your choice!). Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Place chicken, artichokes and 1/4 cup of the liquid into a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Turn on the broiler and broil for 2 – 4 minutes to brown the chicken. Enjoy!


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