Y’all. I am so bad at this blog. Seriously, I’m terrible. I remember I have it, but then I never find time to post anything. I have been cooking, promise, but nothing interesting enough to share! I have done a couple crafts though such as a quarter ring, which took for-freaking-ever and still isn’t done. But we have bigger business than just this nonsense. It has consistently dropped below 80 degrees here in beautiful Carolina and you know what that means! IT’S FALL!
I haven’t blogged in over a week, so I have a lot to catch up on! First of all, I made these avocado fries recently. So good! I have an extreme love of avocado so I can just eat them raw without anything on them, but decided to combine that love with my unhealthy addiction to french fries. Since I’m trying to lose weight, this seemed like a great compromise. Here’s the recipe
These were amazing, but they were definitely kind of bland. We ended up dipping them in ranch (I know, healthy), but it needed something. I’ve seen that some people make a lime cilantro sauce, so maybe that’d be a good idea.
As for what I served them with, we just did plain rice and a turkey breast chop. The recipe for the turkey breast is my own, but extremely easy and actually really good.
My ultra-hard and super secret recipe for delicious turkey breast chops:
- Fry diced onions in a pan.
- Cover raw turkey breast in pepper, salt, and minced garlic.
- After onions are slightly browned, place the turkey breast (or breasts) in with the onions until done and there is no pink in the meat.
- EAT UP FOOLS
The onions give the meat a really good flavor. I like eating the onions too, but obviously you don’t HAVE to (you actually have to, so there). Also, it looks fancier with onions so that’s a plus. You’re welcome.
Now, after dinner my boyfriend was all about making dessert and he said he bought supplies too. (I think since I’ve gone on a semi-health kick he’s probably a little hungry all the time. Also he’s like a string bean but somehow eats like a whole bag of marshmallows per seating and doesn’t gain an inch; annoying).
ANYWAY, he reads instructables.com ALL the time and saw a recipe for giant s’mores cookies. Basically, we made four s’mores then covered them with raw chocolate chip cookie dough. They will look like little s’mores/cookie dough bricks. The outcome was pretty unexpected though.
DUDE, these things were huge. No joke, that cookie is bigger than my hand. I know it’s common sense that the cookies got bigger, but DAMN. However, they were amazing. We made these Monday, and we still have two left. That’s how HUGE they are, but also shows how rich they are. They’re made for sharing, that’s for sure. Probably not good for my diet, but unless you eat a whole cookie, it doesn’t count. And I’ve only had halves. Perrrrfect.
If you’ve never been to Kaminsky’s and gotten the Toll House Cookie Pie, you’ve never lived. It was sent from heaven to make bad days better and good days great. Anyway, I found this recipe for the pie on Pinterest and gave it a shot. I did make a couple of adjustments. These adjustments weren’t because I think I know better than the recipe-creater (I don’t), but because I did NOT feel like leaving the house and only wanted to use what I had at home.
- I did not add the walnuts. Didn’t have them and they didn’t seem THAT important. Next time I’ll plan ahead and grab some though because I am pro-walnuts and think that they would make a great addition
- I made my own crust. I didn’t have a pie shell laying around (lazy, remember?), so I tried to make my FIRST EVER homemade pie shell. It actually turned out REALLY well and I’ll continue making my own. It was easy and tastes great. Here’s the recipe – I made the first one listed
- I used a mixture of white chocolate chips and regular chocolate chips. Once again, just a result of me being lazy.
- I didn’t drizzle chocolate over the pie because I mean, come on.
Here’s a photo of the results. I promise the pie was better than my camera quality. Also I ate some of it before taking a picture, so my bad.
In the end, it was really, really good! I had to leave it in the oven about 30 minutes more than the recipe called for, but I think that’s because my crust was pretty thick and I made it a deep dish pie. It wasn’t quite up to par with Kaminsky’s but it was pretty close!
Oh, and I made the Chick-Fil-A sauce again for dinner before eating this pie. It was Sunday and we had the craving 🙂
I warned y’all that I love reality TV. A LOT. Well my newest show is “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” I know it’s not the highest quality show, but that’s not why I’m watching it. I’ve learned a lot from Honey Boo Boo and her family. I’ve learned that babies come out of a “biscuit” and that if your foot gets run over by a fork lift you better wear socks all the time. I also learned that you can find designer deals at great prices right in your neighborhood’s dumpster! Really educational stuff.
The best thing I’ve learned though is how to make “sketti.” My sister joked about me making sketti to see what it was actually like. I laughingly told Kurt her idea and surprisingly he was like “uh yes, we have to do that.” So we did. Last night I got out all the ingredients since I already had them all in the house and made the sketti that everyone is talking about.
Most people are saying that it’s disgusting and unhealthy, but only one of those things turned out to be true. It was DELICIOUS. Growing up, I loved pasta with butter and salt. Now, imagine that but with a hint of tomato flavor (the ketchup isn’t that strong in the mix). Kurt actually said that he would have liked more ketchup, but I thought that the mix was just right. Here’s the recipe June, Honey Boo Boo’s mama gave:
1. “You put a little bit of butter in with the ketchup”
Little bit = half the container of Country Crock.
2. “Melt it in the microwave”
Then mix it all up with cooked pasta, add a little salt, and you just made sketti sugar bear.
MOST IMPORTANT PART – How do you know when the sketti is done? Throwing it up on the wall and it sticks, duh.
Make sure to click on the link above for a video of sketti being made!
I love macaroni and cheese. I literally could eat it everyday. My favorite is Velveeta’s shells and cheese, so when I saw this recipe, I jumped on it.
We were not huge fans of this. It was too much of everything. I used nutmeg and it was not okay. You boil it (or simmer, whatever) in milk and you don’t drain it, so it makes it incredibly creamy. I think I should have used a different type of shredded cheese because the cheddar wasn’t cutting it. I did not put in the cayenne pepper and that probably would have made a big difference. In the end, I’m going to try this recipe again but I’m going to change a few things and maybe throw in some stuff of my own. Here’s the link to “Revolutionary Mac and Cheese“