Friday, August 23, 2019

Homemade Blueberry Lemon Danishes

These homemade danishes use Bisquick mix and have a delicious filling, crumble, and glaze!

I have seen a lot of easy recipes for danishes utilizing refrigerated crescent rolls but when I wanted to try something a little different, I was drawn to this recipe from Inside BruCrew Life. This recipe uses Bisquick to make the base of the danishes and they are so lovely. The base is the perfect amount of soft and crunch. I love the crumble and the glaze. But really it is the combination of blueberry and lemon that really makes these little breakfast pastries so wonderful.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mediterranean Meatball Gyro Sandwiches #FantasticalFoodFight

Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.

This month's Fantastical Food Fight theme is 30-MINUTE MEALS. I tasked my blogging friends to share a fabulous dinner recipe that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less, so that all those parents out there with back-to-school in full swing (or about to be) are prepared with lots of quick recipes for those busy school nights.

My choice was easy peasy because I had already made it a handful of times and hadn't gotten around to blogging it quite yet. These Mediterranean meatball gyro sandwiches are perfect for a quick meal and they are so packed with the best foods ever. The meatballs are pretty standard meatballs with a little bit of cumin added. The tomato and cucumber salsa is to die for. I just love it. And honestly, tzatiki sauce might just be the new pesto for me. I have been craving it like crazy. This particular one contains a little grated cucumber. All of this is served on flatbread (we chose naan). It's classic Mediterranean flavors in a super easy recipe that will definitely be ready in under 30 minutes. I balance it out by making the meatballs first and then while they cook, I make the salsa and sauce.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - August 19, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Aug 19, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I'm not sure what happened with my plans, but I really like that this one is probably the week that has the most "bold" flavors and the most variation too. Again, not too many new recipes, but I am super looking forward to weekend breakfast because I haven't had SOS since I was in elementary school.

Monday - Kicked Up Sausage Alfredo
Tuesday - Pepper Jack Smothered Chicken
Wednesday - Easy Cream Cheese Danish // Swedish Meatball Soup
Thursday - Caramelized Cashew Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Friday - Crunch Burgers
Weekend - Creamed Chipped Beef // Bacon Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups // Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

What are you having for dinner this week?
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken

Taco Tuesday in a foil pack in the oven - this salsa verde chicken is mouthwateringly delicious!

I tried quite a few foil packet recipes last summer because I really love Hobo Dinner and make it frequently and wanted to expand our horizons. This chicken recipe is probably my absolute favorite chicken foil pack recipe I have made so far. I am basically game for anything with rice, black beans, corn, cilantro, and lime at this point.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Birthday Cake Macarons

These beautiful little cookies are the best way to celebrate a birthday or any day!

In July 2018, I attempted macarons for the first time ever. I had brushed them off as being one of those silly fad foods. But I feel in love when I bought a pack at Kroger because I received a coupon for them. I had this video on repeat while I made these macarons to ensure I was doing every step correctly because I was very nervous.

They aren't the most perfect macarons - the bottoms are a little brown, but honestly I am so proud of myself for sticking with it and having them come out semi-successfully. I am actually gearing up to make another macaron recipe this weekend, so I'm trying to remember that I made these. They were FANTASTIC. They were crunchy, chewy, and addictive as all get out. I wasn't at all sad that there were a few ugly ones that didn't get filled and a few pretty ones may have also not gotten filled because I ate them too!