Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

Pesto cheesy chicken rolls

I tried a new chicken recipe last night that will have to be added into the dinner rotation: pesto cheesy chicken rolls, and I found this one here.


  • 2 medium or 4 small boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • about 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese*
  • 1 egg, fork-beaten
  • about 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

*I used shredded because that’s what I had on hand, but sliced would work better.

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“Ghosts” on soap operas

At my play writing class the other night, one of the topics of discussion was “establishing conventions” – setting up the rules of your universe and sticking with them.

With a play specifically, for example, that means don’t have normal, conversational verse through the first half and then suddenly switch to poetic verse. If you’re doing a musical, have a song in the beginning to set that up so it doesn’t feel like songs are coming out of nowhere – that sort of thing.

Soap operas seem to bend this rule, which I’ll elaborate on momentarily.

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