Welcome to the third Friday in February! Here’s a recap of my favorite parts of the week.
This chicken recipe falls into the Semi-Homemade category because it uses the pre-cooked Tyson chicken strips. The sauce is pretty easy to make with a few simple ingredients. I pinned this on my Restaurant At Home board, because they are a close copy-cat to Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers.
For Valentine’s weekend I cooked brunch using a cast-iron skillet (a wedding present) for the first time. These breakfast potatoes were pretty easy – I like making recipes that don’t require lots of ingredients and use what I already have in the kitchen. I think the key to these potatoes is adding enough olive oil in the beginning and watching carefully so that the bacon doesn’t burn. I also made this recipe again too – it may be becoming a favorite.
This week I started reading The Mothers by Brit Bennett. I had seen it on a couple of other blogs (it’s a very colorful and photogenic book cover) and it was in the Quarterly Literary Subscription box recently. So far I can see why this book is so popular – there’s no boring lead-in or build up – the action starts immediately. I read 4 chapters in one night!
Photo Credit: Quarterly
One of the besties gave me this Coach Love perfume sample in my Christmas gift. Coach is one of my favorite brands. The scent is floral without being too young and girly and it fits the romantic spirit of February.
Although we didn’t get to spend the actual holiday together – I’ll be making Strawberry Lime Margaritas with my sister as a toast to Galentine’s Day. I would love to have a party like this to celebrate one year….
Cheers to the Weekend!
When my best friend buys a single slice of Pumpkin bread from Starbucks for $2 I say “Noooo! I could have made you 10 slices of pumpkin bread!! “
Keep reading, and I’ll teach you how….
My favorite fall drink – Salted Caramel Mocha #SCMSeason
First I mix all of the dry ingredients from the left side of the list in a medium size bowl.
Then, I mix the wet ingredients from the right side of the list in a separate bigger bowl
While this recipe calls for pecans, I don’t remember ever including them. Pecans can be pricey, and pumpkin bread tastes perfectly delishy without them. Save your pecans for pecan pie or to top a Strawberry Summer Salad.
Next, I gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
Back in the day, we used to bake the pumpkin bread in empty round coffee cans. The circular slices were unique, but now that I’m enjoying my Keurig 2.0, I will have to use regular bread pans.
Each pan should be greased with margarine and floured to prevent the bread from sticking to the inside of the pan.
I was able to make two loaves and a dozen muffins (but you could also make larger loaves and no muffins).
What’s your favorite fall treat or drink?
3 small flour tortillas
Chop the green pepper and onion into thin slices.
Mix all spices together in a bowl
After the vegetables have started to brown, add a tablespoon of water with the shrimp
and cook for about 2 more minutes.
Microwave tortillas for 15 seconds max.
This Colossal Brownie Sunday sits about a foot tall on the table and literally feeds a family of 4!
The food was delicious and inspired me to try to make one of the pasta dishes (but in a much smaller portion size).