Once again, I’ve neglected the blog that has been so good to me over the years. I will do better. I promise.
Fiesta Chicken – ahora! September 29, 2009
Most of my posts are about baking. Well this time I’m throwing in a bit of actual FOOD! It’s easy, quick and easy on the belt and the kids will eat it up (whew).
Preheat skillet with about 2 tbsp olive oil.
Chunk some raw chicken (it’s easiest to cut while still partially frozen) and throw it in the pan. Brown the sides.
While it’s cooking, sprinkle with cumin, chipotle powder, salt and galic to taste.
When done, remove and sprinkle with cheese. Toss into the microwave if you like it melted.
Lastly, top with some of your favorite salsa. Serve atop some yummy rice with a side of warm black beans. This, my friends, will go FAST!
Dear Universe, Thank You. September 16, 2009
January. That was my last post. It’s not because I was angry at post, or post was bad. It’s because…oh, who cares. What matters is I’m here now, lovin’ post. The sweet universe has brought a sweet friend back into my sweet life who has inspired me to write again. Thank you universe for bringing Wade back into my life.
Okay, this is a blog about baking. I have a new recipe that everyone seems to love. It fits right into my lifestyle and is super duper yummy.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a 13″x9″ pan
In one large bowl combine the following ingredients:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Press into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Cool completely. Seriously. If you try to cut too early, they will crumble.
When cool, cut into 1″x1″ bites.
These are a great alternative for commercial granola bars!
Tiny Birds July 9, 2008
We frequent a lovely farm down the road a piece. It’s called Glover Family Farms, but it was recently taken over by an incredible couple named Joe and Judith. They call the business Love is Love Farm. I love Love is Love. These folks are so down to earth, ha ha. They are quite young, but seem truly committed to farming and carrying on the tradition which most of us take for granted.
Judith is the girl who allows me to sell my cookies on her stand. She’s a doll – and very generous.
So, we went down to the farm tonight and gathered a full bag of goodies including:
lemon cucumbers (they resemble tennis balls, but are sweet and beautiful to eat)
patty pan squash
purple bell peppers (how chic!)
…and the kicker…quail eggs!!!
The eggs are just adorable. They sell by 50. Hell, you need that many to do anything. So, I came home and I boiled up 20 (yes TWENTY) to make egg salad. They cooked in about 3 minutes then cooled. Then…I peeled them. The membranes are thicker than chicken eggs, so it was a tedious task but they taste just like the eggs from the grocery store and my salad was perfect! I added in garlic and onion, as well as mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper. It only made enough for two sandwiches, but I’m excited to eat mine for lunch tomorrow.