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Cajun Turkey Sandwich!

I will admit to my fellow bloggers that I am not much of a sandwich person. Problem is I get bored very, very fast with all type of food. A long time ago I had a boyfriend who worked at Subway. In order for me to be able to eat any of the subs he made for me he came up with a plan. Instead of making me a sub out of turkey or roast beef or whatever he made me a sub that changed as I ate it. The first quarter might have been roast beef with lettuce and mayo, then the next section could have been turkey with mustard, and the next section could have been salami with something and so on. This was the ONLY sandwich I have ever been able to eat in it’s entirety (except the last bite, but that is another post entirely).

Until now that is.

My friend posted about this “awesome” sandwich she made a few weeks back. I took a screen shot of the ingredients and logged it in the back of my mind as a I will try it when I am out of ideas. Well that moment came this past week. I will admit I was less than excited to try it out but I liked the idea that it was fast for a weeknight. So I figured, why not?

Here are the ingredients:

Cajun Turkey

Bulkie Roll

Bacon

Peperoncini

Mayo

Iceberg lettuce

For the bacon she used already cooked bacon in a box. We had some frozen bacon so we decided to fry it up fresh for the sandwich.

I will admit the sandwich was super hot but it was also extremely good! Both my boyfriend and I were surprised at how much flavor there was! And of course it was quick and easy to make. Here it is right before my first bite:

sandwich

Do you guys have any sandwiches you love making on a week night? I would love to hear about them!

16

Lemony Chicken with Spinach

The one thing I generally do not do when it comes to cook is try to make up my own recipe. This would be the exception. I had pretty much a whole bag of spinach, left-over chicken (from a buy one get one free sale) and pasta. I knew that somehow this combination needed to be a meal.

I looked through Google and Pinterest but could not find a recipe that would not require that I go out and get additional ingredients. Having to do this would defeat the purpose of using the leftovers to make a meal. So I decided to make something up.

Here is what I came up with:

Lemony Chicken with Spinach:

What you need:

1 cup of lemon juice

2 boneless/ skinless chicken breasts

1 tbsp nutmeg

2 cups of spinach

1 box of pasta

Steps:

1) Boil the pasta;

2) Cube the chicken;

3) Place chicken in pammed pan with lemon juice;

4) Cook chicken through then add spinach and nutmeg.

5) Serve over al dente pasta.

Enjoy!

lem spinach chick

The only complaint I had about this dish was it was too “lemony”. I found when re-heated it was just right but on first bite it was a bit powerful. I think cutting down the lemon portion to 1/2 cup might help if you are not a huge lemon fan.

Try this out and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Chicken and Pineapples

Every once in a blue moon I come across a recipe that I did not find on a blog or recipe book. This time a childhood friend of mine told me about it. The recipe sounded quick and easy so I knew it was a weeknight must have! After trying it I have to say this recipe will stay on hand for those nights where I don’t want to struggle with what to cook and time is seriously an issue (well basically every night then).

Here is the recipe:

 

Chicken and Pineapples:

What you need:

1 cup of Honey

1 Cup of Soy Sauce

1 Cup of Water

1 Cup Pineapple Juice

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Pineapples

 

How to Prepare:

1) Mix a marinade of honey, soy sauce, water and pineapple juice.

2) Let chicken soak in marinade for at least 20 minutes.

3) Transfer chicken and marinade into skillet and cook through.

4) Add pineapples in towards the end of cooking.

 

Viola! Quick and easy dinner that is sure to be more than tasty!

With time cut short by working seven days a week the elaborate meals just aren’t happening as much anymore. Any quick and easy dinner ideas you guys want to share?

Let me know in the comments below!

16

Vanilla Coke Strawberry Jello

Summer is a great time to try out some new treats. One of my guilty pleasures is soda. I have done pretty good switching myself over to water but every once in awhile that sweet taste of soda is a little hard to resist. So when I saw the blog post at Inside Brewcrew Life for Dr. Pepper Cherry Jello squares, I knew I had to make my own version!

I am someone who loves all types of soda but in the summer time Vanilla Coke is definitely one of my favorites. So I decided to put a spin on the recipe I found to do something with Vanilla Coke. After some deliberation I decided that strawberry would mix great with vanilla. So Vanilla Coke Strawberry Jello Squares were born.

Here is what you need:

2 (6 ounce) boxes of strawberry Jello

2 1/2 cups vanilla coke

Whip Cream

Fresh Cut Strawberries

How you do it:

Boil the Vanilla Coke in a sauce pan until it starts to bubble:

Soda boiling

Once the soda starts to boil, remove from heat and stir in the jello packets. Keep stirring until everything is liquified.

Hot JelloTake your hot jello and pour it into an 8×8 pan and let it sit in the fridge until it sets. When the jello has set top it with whip cream and some fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Finished Jello

The verdict on this was the taste was amazing but it came out a little chewy. I might try to add more soda next time. However, I think it is meant to be a bit of a firmer jello.

Try this out and let me know what you guys think in the comments below!

15

Cake Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches!

After a little hiatus I have decided to return to this blog with some focus. Instead of running a random blog I have decided to run a blog focused on the home. Ideas for you to do, to eat, and to watch. With a new header comes a new chapter for this blog and I am excited to get started. I plan to do some interview with up and coming artists looking to bring some entertainment to the home, share some exciting new recipes, and share some DIY projects. Come back to the blog every Monday and Friday to see whats next!

For my first post back I decided to share an awesome recipe we ran across on Pinterest. This recipe is for Cake Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches. The original recipe can be found here: http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2011/07/cake-ice-cream-sandwiches.html.

1) Make the cake batter according to the box- be sure buy all the ingredients for the cake mix you chose!!

2) Pour the cake batter CAREFULLY into the waffle maker- we learned the hard way…

Image3) Let your waffles cool for ten to fifteen minutes.

4) Place the ice cream of your choice between two waffles and viola! You have made Cake Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches!

ImageWe decided to use Pumpkin ice cream to really bring the fall flavor to the dessert. Have you tried this recipe? Which ice cream did you use?