Sunday, February 25, 2018

Smell Good Sunday #54

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board







Featured Post from Last Week:


Mason Jar Solar Lights from: Grandma's House DIY





Monday, February 19, 2018

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

I went to my little cousin's gymnastics competition yesterday.
For a little 8 year old, she rocked the house! All of her scores were over an 8 and she won the judges' award for highest jump on the vault.

It was so awesome to watch as we know she loves loves loves being on a competition team. She is always willing to put forth the extra effort, and it shows.

What I didn't like though, was seeing some other kids who were scared, nervous, or didn't want to be there.
Mom and dad wanted them to be there.

It made me reflect back on the girl child and all the activities she has tried over the years.
I feel confident that we never "made" her join anything she didn't want to.
Granted, we made her stick with it...if you sign up for a season of, say, violin...you will follow through. If you don't like it, you don't have to re-sign up.

Hubby reminded me of her soccer days.
Oh my word LOL
I think she spent more time on the sidelines turning her hoodie into a scarecrow than watching the game...but, she enjoyed playing and insisted on signing up again.

I love everything that organized events teach our kids: teamwork, rules, etc...
but let them do what they are into, not you!




Ingredients:
2 Cups shredded chicken
Slider Buns
3 Tbsp Butter
½ Cup Hot sauce
4 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp White vinegar
¼ Tsp Pepper
½ Tsp Salt


Blue Cheese Spread
½ Cup Sour cream
¼ Cup Blue cheese (crumbled)
1 Tbsp vinegar
3 Green onions (chopped)
Salt and Pepper to taste


Directions:
1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat
2. Add hot sauce, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper
3. Add shredded chicken and heat through
4. Mix all ingredients for blue cheese spread
5. Assemble sandwiches

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Slider ingredients (shredded chicken in the bowl)

Blue Cheese Sauce Ingredients

Blue Cheese Sauce



Adapted from: Some random recipe I found in my stack. Wish I knew who to give credit to.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Smell Good Sunday #53

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board







Featured Post from Last Week:


Ranch Snack Mix from In My Prime Time





Monday, February 12, 2018

Onion Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

The girl child got her ears pierced yesterday.
Yup.

I didn't like the idea of piercing them when she was too small to have a say.
She got older and never wanted anything to do with it. OK. Her choice.

Last year she surprised me by mentioning it, so I waited, just in case she changed her mind.
She didn't.
(granted, she's a full consenting adult at this point)

Hubby and I made her an appt with a licensed piercer...which then promptly got cancelled due to a New England storm.
(between me and you, it was "the storm that wasn't"...more rain than snow!)
Anyhoo...one reschedule later and down the road we go.

She was nervous, I couldn't get her to eat all day.
The time came...and she was a rockstar.
Hubby on the other hand...he was a mess.
He had to leave for awhile, then came back and was making a big deal stating he heard her call out "ouch" and was convinced she would come out with only one ear done.
He was taking up all of my "sneak a peek through the window" time!

She came strutting down the hall with her new blingy studs, a huge smile on her face.

Love it!

Now, she was ravenous and decided she HAD to have Chinese!







Ingredients:
1 Lb Sirloin steak
3 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 (14 ½ oz) Can Beef broth (with onion if you can find it)
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
¼ Tsp Garlic powder
2 Cups Frozen bell pepper strips
4 Cups white rice (cooked)


Directions:
1. Slice beef into very thin strips
2. Stir fry beef until browned
3. Add peppers
4. Mix cornstarch, soy, and broth
5. Add cornstarch mixture to beef/peppers
6. Stir until mixture thickens
7. Serve over rice

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Adapted from:
A random cut out recipe I have, but google led me to All Recipes

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Castle Connections Travel: Mama Melrose

I love taking this food journey with Ruby Anne...all the yummy, no calories (for me!)

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Dinner at Mama Melrose located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 
On previous visits Lindsay and I have shared a Pepperoni Flatbread and the Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce. This time my friend Jeff and I had the Wood-Grilled Chicken and Penne Pasta AND the Shrimp Campanelle. Both were good but very heavy on the sauce. 
Since alcohol is included on the dining plan, we ordered the Magical Star Cocktail (I ended up giving the electric ice cube to the sweet little girl seated next to us) and the Italian Surfer - again both good drinks, not to weak or strong. 
For dessert I had the Dessert Sampler (Valencia Blood Orange Cake, Lemon Cheesecake topped with Passion Fruit Pearls and Tiramisu) and my friend had the Chocolate and Cherry Torte which was beyond sweet! All in all a good meal, but next time I think I will try the steak.... table next to us had ordered and it looked yummy!!!














Smell Good Sunday #52

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale
3. Click around and visit other people, that's what makes this a party!
4. Don't forget, all features are pinned to the Smell Good Sunday Pinterest Board







Featured Post from Last Week:

The Best Chicken Wings from All That's Jas





Monday, February 5, 2018

Wonton Soup

Sadly, I announce the loss of my Patriots.
Philadelphia just played the better game.

:::sigh::: maybe next time.

Congrats Eagles fans!



Ingredients:
Wontons
½ Cup finely chopped napa or savoy cabbage
Coarse Salt
6 oz Ground pork
3 Green onions (finely chopped)
1 Tbsp Ginger (chopped)
1 Tsp Soy sauce
1 Tsp Sesame oil
24 Wonton wrappers
Soup
29 oz Chicken broth
Coarse Sat
3 Green onions (thinly sliced)
2-3 Tsp Rice vinegar
½ Tsp Sesame oil


Directions:
Prepare filling
1. Toss cabbage with ½ tsp salt. Let sit 10 minutes
2. Wrap cabbage in paper towels and squeeze out excess liquid
3. Mix cabbage, pork, green onions, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil
Wontons
1. Keep wontons covered with damp towel
2. Spoon rounded teaspoon into middle of each wonton wrapper
3. Fold wrapper in half over filling, press edges down firmly
4. Moisten one tip, bring together both tips on long side, press together to seal
Soup
1. Combine broth, 4 cups of water, and 1 tsp salt; bring to a boil
2. Add wontons one at a time, return to a boil
3. Reduce heat and simmer until wontons are cooked through, about 6 minutes
4. Stir in green onions, vinegar, sesame oil. Season with salt.

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Filling Ingredients

Step by step on the back of the wonton package

Cutie patootie

Soup ingredients


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Adapted From: Recipe Girl