Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hasselback Pizza Chicken

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No boring chicken for dinner when you can stuff it with pizza fixings!

Hasselback Pizza Chicken // No boring chicken for dinner when you can stuff it with pizza fixings! #recipe #pizza #chicken #maindish

I am always looking for new ways to fix chicken because lately I've had a bit of chicken aversion. All three times I was pregnant, I had a chicken aversion and sometimes it comes back and rears its ugly head even though I'm not pregnant. I saw the video featuring this hasselback chicken on Buzzfeed Food and knew I had to try it out. Their directions were for one serving, so I modified it to fit my needs and left it open-ended down below. I find that I didn't put a teaspoon of sauce in each slit and I definitely think the mozzarella slices was a little too vague.

Hasselback Pizza Chicken // No boring chicken for dinner when you can stuff it with pizza fixings! #recipe #pizza #chicken #maindish

So with the modified recipe, I ended up with a fairly easy chicken dinner. I loved the addition of all the pizza fixings plus the cheddar cheese on top. It tastes like a pizza and that was exactly what I needed that particular day!

Hasselback Pizza Chicken // No boring chicken for dinner when you can stuff it with pizza fixings! #recipe #pizza #chicken #maindish

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Peach Blackberry Sangria #FantasticalFoodFight

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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.

It's time again for another Food Fight and this month's theme is RUM! Today is National Rum Day and that is how the theme was chosen. The Food Fighters were not given any particular type of dish so long as it contains rum or rum flavoring. I have to admit that I struggled a little with what I wanted to make because I don't have a lot of recipes saved with rum in them and I don't make a lot of food with rum. I did have a page from the September 2016 Food Network Magazine that was for a Mix and Match Sangria recipe. So the amounts of different ingredients are from that, but the choices were mine alone.


I have had sangria once and it was many years ago, right before I got pregnant with Mason. I had a peach sangria at TGIFriday's. It was so delicious and I hands-down knew I wanted peaches in this sangria paired with white wine and white rum. Nick wanted to do all berries, so I compromised with blackberries going into the mix as well. The recipe called for superfine sugar or light brown sugar and I used vanilla sugar that I had purchased for Kasekuchen. This is a pretty strong sangria and I personally would love to try it with a sweeter wine because I am not a dry wine aficionado. Maybe a tad less rum, although everyone else loved it. The peach and blackberry with lemon was delicious though!

The cups before the Sprite was added...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lemon Sage Chicken

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A fancied up fried chicken recipe with tons of bright lemony flavor and delicious sage to top it off.

Lemon Sage Chicken // A fancied up fried chicken recipe with tons of bright lemony flavor and delicious sage to top it off #recipe #chicken #sage #lemon

Sage is one of my favorite spices, but I don't use it enough and I don't know why! I absolutely could not wait to try this recipe out because it also has lemon with that sage. I was interested in the fried sage leaves, not sure how that would turn out, but it was fantastic! The breaded chicken with lemon wedges and fried sage leaves with a little sauce to top it off...was all so wonderful.

Lemon Sage Chicken // A fancied up fried chicken recipe with tons of bright lemony flavor and delicious sage to top it off #recipe #chicken #sage #lemon

Monday, August 14, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - August 14, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Aug 14, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I'm looking forward to so many recipes this week, but especially Sunday's pot roast, which we have dubbed "The Roast". I ask what everyone wants to eat in the month and get told "The Roast" pretty much every month.

Monday - Spaghetti with Crusty Baguettes
Tuesday - Cream Cheese Chocolate and Peanut Butter Muffins // Mexican Ranch Chicken Salad
Wednesday - Stir Fry Soup
Thursday - Baked Blueberry Cake Donuts // Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Friday - Guberburgers
Saturday - Sourdough Coffee Cake // Cherry Delight
Sunday - Mississippi Pot Roast

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

One Dish Taco Goulash #SundaySupper

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This recipe is easy peasy and perfect for busy school nights.

One Dish Taco Goulash // This recipe is easy peasy and perfect for busy school nights. #recipe #onepotmeal #SundaySupper #beef #goulash

Today's Sunday Supper Movement event is BACK TO SCHOOL DINNERS. In this event, you will find the perfect meals for busy school nights, so be sure to scroll to the bottom to see all the recipes for today. I decided to go with a one pot meal because to me, one pot/skillet/dish meals are the easiest recipes for busy nights. I hate doing dishes and I certainly don't want to do them after a really long, hectic day.

When I was a kid, we had a lot of the same foods over and over again and one of my favorites was goulash. My mom made it with a can of tomato soup, ground beef, onions, and pasta. Still to this day, I crave it every so often because it was such a staple for a fast, easy, inexpensive dinner. My mom definitely knew what she was doing. I love this variation of goulash because it's a little more hearty and it just right for Taco Tuesday.

One Dish Taco Goulash // This recipe is easy peasy and perfect for busy school nights. #recipe #onepotmeal #SundaySupper #beef #goulash