Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Alright so the dinner itself. We had some chicken breasts thawed so I marinated those with a quick marinade I threw together. (Which I cannot forget how I did it because it was amazing!) Then we picked up some zucchini and the squash. I will admit I cheated slightly in a fully homemade meal. I used a canned sauce. Before you cry out you really can find some good ones out there. We have been using the canned pasta sauce by Hunts. I have to say its pretty much the same as making it from scratch. If your in a hurry or if your feeling lazy it the perfect solution.
Also by using the squash we didn't have a starch for the meal. We used the squash in place of say pasta. Its a great way to cut out some of those unwanted carbs from starches and get a little more vegetables into your day.
To put the the plate together I just did a spoonful of squash on the bottom, then pasta sauce on top. Chicken topping that and zucchini on the side.
And now for the recipes:
(I made this like a vinaigrette)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp Dried Oreganon
1 tsp Dried Basil
1 tsp Garlic Salt
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp Blood Orange Olive Oil
3tbsp Olive Oil
Makes about 4 large Chicken Breast's
Cut the squash in half and then rub each side in salt, pepper, and olive oil. Put them face down on a cookie sheet or a baking pan. Throw it in the oven for about 35 to 45 minutes and 350 degrees. Leave it in there until tender. After you take it out of the oven let it cool for a couple minutes. Then you take a fork and lightly pull the meat away from the sides. It should come off in strings just like spaghetti (hence the name).
For the Zucchini I just steamed it. But you can grill, roast or even just saute. Cook it any way you would like. Also for the sauce I just heated it up on the stove.
I hope this will be enjoyed by some. I know not many see this but if you do and know someone who would appreciate this please pass it on! Leave me feed back too. I would love to know how this comes out if you give it a try! Even add a picture!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
So I actually made this last week and meant to put it up here. I really enjoyed how this dish came out. First of all on the bottom is just a classics marinara sauce. Anything will do. Then I roasted some spaghetti squash with butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper. If you have never cooked one of these before you should really give it a try. After it was done I let it cool and then I scraped out the meat. This I sauteed with some olive oil and lemon oil.
Ok so for the mushroom. For this I took a hollowed out portabello and grilled it. The insides were criming mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers and spinach. His I just lightly cooked in oil salt and pepper.
Then I stuffed the mushroom. Stick this in the oven for about 10 minutes, and your good to go.
Also I sprinkled some chopped parsley o guess top for color.
1 awesome vegan dish!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I hope you enjoyed my crafts that I made. Maybe I will add some more details about the more involved crafts at a later time. Or if you wanted to know more let me know!
Thanks for reading my blog! I would love to hear feed back on how I'm doing!
Monday, October 03, 2011
Last week I had a going away party for a friend so I decided to get creative with cupcakes. I have discovered this website called pintrest.com. If you haven't been there yet you need to check it out. Its a site all about bookmarking. You make and arrange pin boards that you can pin pictures from sites that you really like. So I found these awesome cupcakes with roses on top. So I just had to try them for myself. I think they came out pretty good for the first try!
Monday, September 19, 2011
One of the book I read this week was Divergent by Veronica Roth. I'm really torn about what to feel for this book. It was an amazing read but it still somehow left me feeling like something was missing. I felt like the whole beginning and middle was building up to something, she had to make it through the initiation to get to the real battle. When we finally got there it was over in a blink for her, but not over. Also it ended before they really accomplished anything, yes the escaped, and ended the simulation but no it still just the beginning of the war. It felt like this book is a set up for books to come. Which hopefully will be the case. I would love to see how these characters unfold, develop and grow. There is so much more story to tell. I will say that even through all this I did love the story. It was gripping and suspenseful, with some humor and a good amount of Romance thrown in. Overall it was liked but left me wanting more.
I also had the chance to read The Iron Kind by Julie Kagawa.
All I can say is Yes, please give me more.
I couldn't put this book down. I loved the relationships that were
set up with the characters. I also haven't read a story about the fey
in a while and this was a refreshing difference. I do love that it was
a very classic telling of the fey, with a really weird change to the
Iron fey concept. Very fun read. I'm almost done with the
Iron Daughter too and loving it just as much, can't wait to get to the
So I also made my mom Ratatouille this week. She had never had it before. I decided I wanted to try and make it like they did in the movie. It came out really good. Although I did cheat a bit I left out mushrooms and red peppers. Mostly just because those are the things we don't like. I had a lot of fun playing with it. Putting it together and making it look pretty. Yes I really am that bored!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
So I hope you enjoyed these little snap shots of foods I've done lately. I will try to stay on top of my post better. Plus take more pictures of delicious food! :)
Good night all!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I can't believe the last installment of the Harry Potters movies comes out tonight! It still feels like just yesterday I was sitting in a Borders with my friends waiting for the midnight release of the 5th book. This series has made a huge impact on so many people. In High school as many of you know I was a bit of a nerd, but it was ok because all of my friends were too. We went to every midnight release of book and movie. Now that the final one has come we are all coming back together for the last hurrah. What we started together we now get to finish together. It is amazing to see how far we have all come in this time. I think I read the first book freshman year of high school. I remember my brother coming home one day and telling us about these books his teacher had recommended. He doesn't read and she thought these might keep him interested. At the time only books 1 through 3 were out. Well it worked within a couple weeks my entire family had read all three and we were waiting with abated breath for the next one. It was around book 4 that the Harry Potter craze started. And man did that craze heat up. I went to the book release of the 7th one. I kid you know there must have been 500 to 1500 people waiting to get that book at just the Barnes and Noble we were at. There were so many people they had to call int he police to rope of the parking lot and contain us in a certain spot. It was pure mayham and insanity. I loved every second of it! I love seeing all the people. The best part of these events is the people watching. What costumes will show up, who will do something crazy. I'm hoping for some great stuff tonight. Well Its time for a quick nap and off to the show! I hope everyone enjoy it!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
So On to Day 7.
Day 7: Something You Use Everyday
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Day 4: The people that make your world go round...
Day 5: Your Favorite Show
Saturday, July 02, 2011
There are so many good ones to choose from. It was so hard to narrow it down. But since I just read this book I'm going with Cerise. She lives in a world that is all about survival, and magic. She is wicked with a sword and fighting. She can hold her own against any enemy. Plus she has William an extremely sexy, deadly, hot, did I say sexy yet? shape shifting man. Another plus is that he is rich and has two castles!
Friday, July 01, 2011
Tell Us Aboutor both..
- I went to culinary school
- I'm kinda awkward
- I read more then is healthy
- I just discovered steampunk fully and I love it!
- Pickles are one of my favorite foods
- I speak Dutch
- Zebra's are my favorite animal, but my family takes it way too serious
- I really wish I had a better fashion sense
- Rum and coke is my go to drink
- I secretly wish I was a ninja/ pirate
I also plan on following Lacey's 31 day photo challenge on here so we'll see how that comes out!
Ok so for today I decided that an amazing dinner was in order so I could have a bomb picture to start this new beginning with!