“Hey Hun, What’s for dinner?”
“Oh, I dunno, some kind of chicken I guess…”
“Mmmm, sounds great.”
Is this exchange familiar to anyone else out there?! Chicken being the go-to dinner solution leaves us with another problem: how to change it up and keep it flavorful. However, chicken dinner can’t be complicated, because chanced are you’re like me and you prepare dinner most of the time with a crying toddler trying to push you away from the counter and a 5 year old incessantly asking you a million questions about anything that pops into her quickly moving mind.
“Mom, did Jesus make Santa Clause? Does Santa have kids, are the elves his kids? Mom, why do bee stings hurt so bad? Mom, can I have some date squares first? Mom! Mom! MOM!….. why do you look frustrated?” This was the exact dialogue endured while I made this last meal. I could only think of an answer to the last question.
One of my favorite restaurants is Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and one of the best dishes there is the Chicken Bryan. Click here to Read More
Mmmm, butternut squash is so good in so many ways. One of my favorite is to roast large pieces and sprinkle with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon, but today we are going to go savory and soupy! This is a great recipe that I found on good old Foodnetwork.com which always has a great selection of good recipes.
My suggestion with this soup is to roast some extra butternut squash and set aside to munch on! It is as good as candy-especially with some brown sugar and cinnamon! Click here to Read More
I’m kind of addicted to spicy food lately. Look me up over a year ago and you’d find the wimp of wimps when it came to hot and spicy food. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the heat but I could barely handle it. At Thai or Mexican restaurants when they ask your spice preference on the scale of 1-10, I would ask for mine at a 3… and that’s just because my pride wouldn’t let me ask for a 1.
But something happened last year. My mouth was transformed into a superhuman mega mouth that literally couldn’t get enough heat! I had a new super power to add to the list of mom-super-powers I already have, “Lava Mouth.” (My other Mom-super-powers? Well, as Teya believes, I have invisible eyes on the back of my head, and I can apparate.) And it wasn’t just being able to handle the heat that changed, I craved it. No, I NEEDED it! At one point, I was personally going through an entire bottle of Chalulah sauce in a single day. Phil finally had to sit me down and “slow the flow,” so to say. My bottle-of-hot-sauce-a-day-habit wasn’t economical for our family. Click here to Read More