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On My Plate: FRIED PICKLES Edition

17 Jun

I’m still cooking up a storm… here’s what I’ve been up to the past few days:

Following my stuffed chicken excursions last week, I decided to try Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts from Skinnytaste. I substituted serrano peppers for jalapenos (they were out of fresh ones at the supermarket [TRAVESTY]).

I also tried my hand at skillet-sauteeing some pork chops– I made pork chops with mushrooms and shallots. If you haven’t noticed, I’m minorly obsessed with sauteed mushrooms. I’m not interested in seeking help for my addiction.

And because I can’t be ALL FANCY SCHMANCY GOURMET ALL THE TIME, for Game 1 of the NBA Finals (IF YOU’RE NOT ROOTING FOR THE THUNDER GET OFF OF MY BLOG) I made oven fried pickles and baked chicken nuggets! My mom had never had fried pickles before, and though oven fried doesn’t exactly mirror the taste of DELICIOUS PICKLES FRIED IN GREASE YUM YUM YUM, a world without something resembling fried pickles is not a world I wanted my mother to live in. She liked them a lot! SUCCESS.

And we won.. Game 1. Let’s not talk about Game 2.

This post is Kevin Durant Approved. (okay not really but a girl can dream)


Creature of Habit

14 Jun

Habits. As a singer, I spend a lot (and I mean A LOT, you guys) of my time attempting to rid myself of the bad ones.

Still, there are some habits–singing and otherwise–that I embrace fully. One of these is the lunch I’ve had every day this week. Turkey salad sandwich, ten saltine crackers, and a nice big glass of peach tea. No, I don’t get bored. I added the fresh strawberries today for a FUN TWIST ON AN OLD FAVORITE.

Hate on me, haters, but this is one habit I will not be seeking to break any time soon.

On My Plate

9 Jun

I’m a big fan of the cafeteria at my school (despite my occasional complaints otherwise), but it’s always nice to come home to delicious, homemade food. My mom spent eighteen years making food for me, so I’ve been trying to pay her back as much as possible by making food for her while I’m home for the summer. It’s great to just let her sit back, relax, and wait for ME to put some food on the table.

I love cooking. I like being creative and coming up with things. I love playing with my mom’s huge spice cabinet… I never really measure much when I’m coming up with my own stuff, I just eyeball to my heart’s content! My guests and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

Anyway, for the past few weeks, I’ve been doing most of the cooking, alternating between our traditional favorite options for meals and then my own little creative experiments. Here’s some of what I’ve been up to recently:

Chicken breasts stuffed with cheddar cheese, breaded in seasoned bread crumbs; saffron rice and beets!

Smoked sausage sauteed in oregano, garlic, and hot sauce with sweet bell peppers and onions.

Not bad, huh? I’ve got some awesome stuff planned for next week, too.

What’s your favorite thing to make for dinner?