Friday, July 19, 2019

Grilled Chicken and Bacon Pizza with Garlic Cream Sauce

Pizza has never tasted so good with this garlicky sauce, grilled chicken, and bacon!

I don't make a lot of chicken pizza simply because a lot of the bases are ranch and the boys will not eat ranch period. This pizza recipe caught my eye because of the garlic cream sauce. I am definitely one of those people who puts 8 to 10 cloves worth of garlic into most recipes because I love garlic. Thankfully, Nick and the big kids do too. You can never go wrong with bacon too, so I knew this would be a keeper. I opted for the wine for the sauce and used a pinot grigio and it was fantastic.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rolo Ice Cream #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 ICE CREAM. I was gifted an ice cream attachment for my stand mixer for my birthday in 2014 and if I'm being completely honest, I've only used it a handful of times and I definitely feel a little guilty about it. Don't even get me started on the pasta attachment I received for Christmas 2014. Since there wasn't a stand out theme or ingredient for July, I thought ice cream would fit really well. The caveat being that we would stick to ice cream - no gelato, froyo, sherbert, etc. It could, however, be made in an ice cream machine or a no churn recipe, which are the coolest ever if you ask me!

I did not have a recipe in mind when I picked the theme for the month. So I went straight to my frozen dessert board on Pinterest and tried to narrow down a few recipes. Ultimately, I decided upon this Rolo ice cream. The recipe came from My Baking Addiction and was adapted from an Alton Brown recipe. It was really helpful for me to watch the video of him making it so I could nail the process. I always get nervous when I have to temper ingredients. I did make a few errors (like dumping all the sugar into the eggs, instead of slowly) but miraculously, it turned out beautifully. It was super smooth and creamy. Very light and luscious. I would only change one thing and that is to fold the rolos in with the caramel sauce instead of throwing them into the ice cream maker when it was in soft serve stage. We ended up with a few balls of chopped Rolos and they are not too nice to your teeth when they are frozen.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - July 15, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Jul 15, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

We're undergoing some transitions in the household this week with Nick working from home (unless he travels) for his new job. I may end up throwing a few lunch recipes into the mix next month! Cami (my 11 year old) has been my sous chef lately, so I'm sure she will be assisting this week for more than just her recipe for Friday. I went grocery shopping yesterday and was unable to find blackberry pie filling, so the dessert will be peach!

Monday - One Pan Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus
Tuesday - Taco Ring
Wednesday - Easy Cream Cheese Danish // Colcannon Soup
Thursday - Best Ever Szechuan Beef
Friday - Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches (cookbook)
Weekend - White Trash Hash // Three Envelope Pot Roast // Blackberry Crunch Cobbler

What are you having for dinner this week?
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Roll Ups

This roll-ups recipe is pretty easy to make but the alfredo sauce is not to be underestimated. It is the very best alfredo sauce I have ever eaten.

I have made this recipe like a million times because I struggle to get a good picture of food that is really white and saucy. This is about the best I could get but I just want to say that I am not at all bummed out that I had to make this over and over to try and get a better picture. The part of this recipe that really makes it an all-time favorite is the garlic alfredo sauce. It is literally the very best alfredo sauce I have ever had. I make it for other recipes now or just on the fly when we want some alfredo sauce.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Grilled Cobb Salad

Cobb salad has never been so good with grilled chicken and asparagus and roasted corn and tomatoes.

Cobb salads are probably my favorite kind of salad because I love that there are eggs and bacon in them. This particular cobb salad is perfect for summertime because you can grill the ingredients. I chose to sub in canned corn and roast those with tomatoes in the oven instead of grilling. I did grill my chicken and asparagus though.