Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Saturday Adventure

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

First haircut

Someone got herself her very first haircut last Wednesday!  She took it like a champ and we now have a very manageable head of hair with a part and a little swoop of bangs. 

*dear time slow down immediately! *

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Week of Recipes - Super Bowl Party Food

We’ve got main dishes galore, we need some sides!  Sometimes that’s the best part of the mean, don’t you agree?  

This is kinda cheating but who cares.  The black eyed pea dip I shared on Monday is a super side and works with burgers, chicken, or honestly whatever you’re making.  See the recipe HERE.

The every popular southern side, Corn Salad is one of those things that while simple is oh so good.  Make it with shoepeg corn for a burst of sweetness in every bite.  I normally use two teaspoons of mayo and two teaspoons of plain yogurt to lighten the dish.  Sneaky tip, I also serve this as a dip too.  Here's the recipe:

Corn Salad

2 11oz cans white shoe peg corn
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
1/2 red onion diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
2 tablespoons mayo
2 tablespoons plain yogurt (or sour cream)
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Chill before serving - best if made ahead of time and allowed to sit in refrigerator overnight.

Baked fries are so easy.  Plus there’s none of the mess and bother of frying.  Who needs all that cleanup when there’s football to watch!

I'm a day late due to some computer virus issues last night. Stupid vostrovan. Hope you're all having a great start to your weekend and I'll have some simple dessert goodies for tonight!

A Week of Recipes - Super Bowl Party Food

I love a crockpot.  I own two already and keep eyeballing one of the new ones with a timer.  A timer!  Gotta love technology.  Today I’ve got three easy peasy crockpot dishes for you.  One is a little more labor intensive but the result is well worth it.  The other two will fill your belly with little to no effort from you.

My No Fail Chili recipe never lets me down.  I make it with ground deer, beef, or turkey and it never disappoints.  Eat it on its own with lots of delicious toppings like green onions, cheese, sour cream, etc.  Pour it over hot dogs to make delicious chili dogs, or with corn chips for an out of this world frito chili pie.  It might not be healthy but life is short. You gotta live it up every once in awhile right?  

This recipe is all over the internet for good reason.  It’s literally a dump and go dish that produces a super result for little effort.  Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Chicken is made with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce. It's sweet and sour and delicious. Shredded and served on a bun for a super easy sandwich or in a tortilla with a little cabbage on top - adding something green makes it healthy.  

Last is a recipe I recently shared for Brunswick Stew. It's probably requires the most work and the most ingredients but man can you feed a crowd with this! Fix a pan of corn bread and they probably won't want anything else.

Tomorrow I’ll share a few sides recipes with you to round out your meal.  Come on back!

A Week of Recipes - Super Bowl Party Foods

Today's offering is a couple of main dish recipes. Main Dishes don’t have to be a chore and I have three easy stove-top/oven recipes for you - a twist on traditional chicken wings, a soup, and a sandwich.

Asian Braised Drumsticks are relatively easy to make and take only about thirty minutes to cook.  My recipe calls for drumsticks but drummets (the meaty end of the wing) would work just as well.  These would be great served with just some rice or by themselves.  Make them as an alternative choice alongside your favorite spicy wings for the non-spicy lovers in your crowd like me.  

Chicken Tortilla Soup - This recipe is straight from the Pioneer Woman’s website.  I love her food.  This recipe is about as close to perfection as you’re going to get when it comes to this soup.  Take my word for it and try it - it not for Super Bowl Sunday then sometime soon.  

My Philly Steak Sandwiches though not a true Philly Steak Sandwich they have all the flavor of the classic.  Using inexpensive tender cube steak, sauted onions and peppers, and finished off in the oven to melt the cheese and bring everything together what more could you ask for?  I would cook the steak and vegetables before hand and let guests build their sandwich to suit their taste.  Broil off in the oven to reheat, melt the cheese to ooey-gooey perfection, and dig in!

While these are all easy as pie (is pie really easy?) tomorrow I’ll share three favorite crockpot recipes that are standards in my house and so good you can’t go wrong.  Join me tomorrow!

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Week of Recipes - Super Bowl Party Foods

It’s the week before the Super Bowl!  I’m not a big football fan but my husband is and we normally have a gathering at a friend’s house to watch the game.  And you can’t have a gathering in Noxubee County without food.  So, I thought I would dig through the recipes I have posted and see if I can’t offer up a few quick ideas for your party gathering.  Today let's talk about two easy appetizers.

These sausage drop biscuits are a go to no fail recipe for me.  You can make a huge batch and keep some back for breakfast the next week - if you can keep from eating them all at once.  It's probably one of my most requested recipes no matter where I take it.  Quick easy and tasty they can be made ahead of time so you're not stuck in the kitchen while everyone is enjoying the game. So give my Southwestern Sausage Drop Biscuits a try.    

My second quick appetizer recipe is known by many names - Cowboy Caviar, Southern Caviar, Whitetrash dip, and simply black-eyed pea dip. With a mix of canned black-eyed peas (buy Bush's brand the extra expense is worth it), fresh veggies, and a quick homemade vinaigrette this simple dish can do double duty as a dip or a side. It's best to make at least a day ahead of time so it's a perfect dish to make ahead of time to bring to a party or serve as hostess with the mostest. Serve with corn chips and you have a great dip anyone will appreciate at their tailgate.

I'm a little late in the day getting started with this little project but at least it's started! Tomorrow we'll look at some easy main dishes that won't leave you tied to a stove all day.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday Snaps - out doing some work

Ms. Missy getting her lunge on this morning. Worked good and rode good, even loped under saddle some. Long ways to go but slow and steady wins the day with this one.