She'll eat pretty much anything. I was debating making lamb because it's one of my favorites, but that seems a little difficult and I think I'm missing the point of Valentines by spending too much time cooking.
ANYWAY...I found a Basil Grilled Chicken recipe that looks easy and sounds like it'll be appealing to both of us. The only problem is the grilling part; it has been raining non-stop here in SB, I'm not useful with a coal grill, and I find it to be a lot more time-consuming when I need to be setting up the living room area.
So my question is this; is there a way to convert a recipe that calls for grilling into baking? If so, how do you recommend I do that? I'll post the recipe I found below. Thanks for the help/sorry for the monologue.
Basil Grilled Chicken
* 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
* 4 chicken breast halves, skin removed
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil leaves
* 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
* 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
* 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Press 3/4 teaspoon coarse pepper into chicken breast halves. Combine 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup chopped basil; blend well. Brush chicken lightly with basil and butter mixture. Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 2 tablespoons chopped basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Beat until mixture is well blended and smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside. Grill chicken over medium coals for 35 to 45 minutes, turning and basting frequently with remaining melted butter mixture. To test for doneness, pierce with a fork; juices should run clear. Serve grilled chicken with basil butter mixture. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.