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Labor Day has a special meaning in my heart. Yes it’s a national holiday, but it’s a bit of a personal holiday around here. You see September 1st, 2007, Labor Day weekend I married my love. We specifically planned it for Labor Day weekend so that most people would have the extra day off. That August was so hot!! It was the hottest one we had experienced in a long time. We were also in a month long drought and everything was brown and crunchy. We were in last minute wedding preparation and couldn’t be happier to start our lives together.
I remember going to sleep on August 31, 2007 and waking up ready to be a wife. I talked to Nathan that morning, and he assured me he would be at the aisle waiting for me. I still didn’t know where he was planning to take me on our honey moon, but I was over the moon excited. We did a lot of the decorations ourselves, and Nathan got to the church hours before the ceremony to make sure everything was perfectly decorated. We took extra care not to see each other (this was before the first look trend 🙂 ).
So, as we approach the Labor Day season and thus our anniversary, we like to celebrate in different ways. We love spending our special day together, but we also want to be with our families. I love to cook and getting together to grill out and spend time with our loved ones, not only reminds us of our commitment to each other, but helps us bond and grow as a family unit.
I decided that I needed to go shopping for the shindig coming up, so I headed to Walmart. I had a new recipe in mind that I knew would be a tasty hit with the family. Walmart had just the perfect thing Tyson® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs. These would be tasty on the grill and perfectly compliment my Bruschetta Chicken Pasta. We as a family love Bruschetta, so what better way to celebrate than with something we love? I grabbed some other items I needed to complete the dish, we checked out, and headed home.
Bruschetta is a tangy mixture of tomatoes, basil and balsamic on crunchy toast. I decided to make an Italian seasoning mixture and put it on the chicken and grill it. I love beautiful grill marks! I chopped fresh tomatoes and basil and mixed that with balsamic vinegar and tossed it with cooked angel hair pasta. While it was still warm, I also tossed freshly grated parm. This was amazing!
Go to Walmart and get Tyson® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs!
- 1 package of Tyson® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar
- ⅓ red onion chopped
- ½ cup of basil chopped
- 3 large tomatoes diced
- 1 cup of shredded parmesan
- 1 package of cooked angel hair pasta
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- Italian Seasoning mix, see below for recipe
- Italian Seasoning Mix
- 2 teaspoons of dehydrated onion
- ½ teaspoon of ground thyme
- 1 teaspoon of marjoram
- 1 teaspoon of dried chives
- 1 teaspoon of parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon of basil leaves dried basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of buttermilk powder
- Half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Mix all these spices together in a small bowl.
- Season the chicken thighs liberally with it.
- Cover the chicken with olive oil and turn to coat.
- On a preheated grill over medium heat add each thigh and cook until thighs are fully cooked. Generally this takes about 12-15 minutes. I turned once.
- While the chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions.
- When pasta is warm, mix in tomatoes, basil, onion, balsamic and turn to coat.
- Then stir in the cheese.
- Serve with the cooked Tyson® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs.
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