Archive for October, 2012

My apologies for last week’s disappearing act. The husband’s grandmother passed away and between the mad dash to South Carolina (last minute plane tickets are not cheap by the way) and the insanity waiting for me when I got back to work last Thursday, this blog was seriously neglected. But we’re back in business today!

I’ve mentioned the husband hates fish, right? Like gives me the “woman you done lost yo’ mind” look any time I mention fish hates fish. Unfortunately for him, I’ve been obsessively thinking about fish tacos. I don’t really have an answer as to why they’ve been consuming my thoughts, but they have. And obviously the only way to clear my mind is to tell the husband to trust me and whip these suckers up for dinner.

Grilled Fish Tacos(pinned here)

Nailed It Failed It Grilled Fish Tacos

Verdict

Nailed it. Of course, I’m saying this with the above being the only fish tacos I’ve ever consumed in my life. And with a husband who was not impressed because it tasted like fish. BUT – if you like fish, you should make these. And if you’re the only one in your house who likes fish, you should definitely make these because that just means you get all the leftovers.

Alterations

I followed the instructions for the fish to a T and grilled it on George (yes, my George Foreman and I are on a first name basis). The slaw, however. . .I used Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and mayo, added the teensiest amount of cilantro rather than the full amount, and used dry broccoli slaw instead of cabbage because that’s what I could find. (Sidenote: these are really good topped with guacamole.)

 

 

 

 

 

Original recipe from Rantings of An Amateur Chef.

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All last week, the weather gurus were predicting we going to have a rather rough Saturday. 40% chance for tornadoes rough. Obviously I dealt with this in my usual style – stocking up on wine. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really. But it does explain the wine bottle in the background.

You know what else explains the wine bottle? The South Carolina LSU game. A little piece of us died that night. And then a bigger piece of us died when the new rankings were released and the Gamecocks fell from 3rd place.

chicken-and-spinach-flautas(pinned here)

chicken-and-spinach-flautas

Verdict

Nailed it. These are so good. So so so freaking good. They’re good by themselves, good with salsa, good with guacamole, and good with salsamole (guac mixed with salsa – it looks like baby poop but trust me,  it’s delectable). And they’re absolutely perfect for a night of college football.

Alterations

Chicken breasts instead of thighs went into the Crock Pot and were cooked with water rather than beer. The jalapeno pepper was skipped because I am unbelievably wimpy when it comes to spiciness. No but really – I am a child.

 

 

 

 

Original recipe from Healthy. Delicious.

Holy Page Views Batman

Posted: October 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Typically when I post an update, I get 2, maybe 3 views. So you can imagine how I about fell out of my chair when I logged in and saw that yesterday totaled 121. And every single one of you is a complete stranger. Seriously. No one other than my husband knows I have this blog, and even he doesn’t read it.

So while I typically only update this sucker once a week, I just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU!!!!!!! to all 121 of you! Thank you for the follows, thank you for the likes, and thank you for reading!

Happy Baby Friday, and I hope you all have amazing weekends (with pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies of course)!

Hi. My name is Jenn, and I’m a pumpkin spiceaholic. I’ve been known to make 3 trips in 4 days to the local frozen custard place just to obtain their pumpkin pie concrete. It’s a real problem, I know. So you understand that when I caught wind of a pumpkin spice Hershey’s kiss, I had to find it. And that when I did find it, I immediately knew I needed these cookies in my life. And that once these cookies were in my life, they didn’t last long. (It’s a slippery slope, people.)

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies(pinned here)

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Verdict

Nailed it.

You guys. These cookies are beyond amazing. I mean beyoooooooond. I thought so, the husband thought so – even the brother-in-law thought so. Make these. Right now. No, but really.

Alterations

Since I’ve discovered butter can be partially replaced by Greek yogurt, I have a really hard time putting 2 sticks of butter in anything. So I did the ol’ Chobani substitute. Other than that, I skipped the flax seed and chocolate chips and left everything else as is. Oh, and you won’t use the whole bag of Hershey’s kisses so feel free to eat a few as you go. Not that I did. . . .

 

 

 

Original recipe from Knead to Cook.

I know what you’re thinking. It’s October, and I’m sitting here giving you what appears to be a full blown summer recipe. But it’s not entirely my fault. In fact, I’d say it’s more Mother Nature’s fault than mine. She’s the one who decided 80 degrees for a high in October is acceptable. October. My Yankee self will never get used to this Southwest Missouri weather.

Fast Fix Caprese Pizza Toast(pinned here)

Fast Fix Caprese Pizza Toast

Verdict

Despite the fact that the original looks a thousand times more mouth watering, I’m going with nailed it. I don’t have a verdict from the husband because he wasn’t home (which is how I managed to have this for dinner – heaven forbid I give the man a tomato and call it dinner).

Alterations

Since I used the original recipe as more of a starting point due to the fact that I was the only one home and am unbelievably lazy when it comes to doing dishes, I’m just going to lay out what I did:

Cut a slice of wheat bread in half, brush with olive oil, top with sliced roma tomato and shredded mozzarella, then sprinkle dried basil on top.

 

 

 

 

 

Original recipe from Chatelaine.