Chicken Bacon Wrap

I wish I could show you this .. but my husband wolfed it down so fast that I didn’t even get a chance to get a picture!!!

It is so good though. Mouth watering.. (That is if you like jalapenos… which my husband and I love)

It’s simple too which I love.. one pan, easy peasy.

Ingredients:

Chicken breasts sliced like butterflys

1/3 of the box cream cheese

1/3 cup cheese

LOTS of jalapenos

a squirt of Ranch dressing

a package of bacon – not cooked!

2 oz block cheese

Directions:

Mix Cheese, cream cheese jalapenos and ranch dressing together in a bowl.

Once your chicken breasts are cut, lay out your bacon on a plate so that you have 3 strips going left to right and then 3 more strips over the top but going up and down… (So you have a double layer of bacon in the center but if you turn the bacon it looks like an X )

Put one breast on that double layer of bacon. Open the chicken, put a slice of block cheese on the chicken and cover that with the jalapeno mixture. put the chicken back together and then wrap the chicken with the bacon!

Do for all chicken breasts you have…. (I had 3)

bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes and whalla! done! :)

For easy clean up, I put it in a pan with aluminum foil. :) I didn’t have any sides with this, but potatoes, vegetables…etc. could have worked!!!

Italian Bake.. um goulash!?

So this recipe I found was named Italian Bake and when I looked through the ingredients I was super excited because I had MOST at my house!! But like the person I am, I never actually followed the recipe but just took the ingredients and then made it my own!  I did NOT make this gluten free (made it for my husband and I didn’t feel like eating noodles for dinner)  But this makes a huge casserole dish full. I’d love to tell you it’s for 12 people… and maybe it is… but my husband ate it in 4 different sittings. (he also eats a 8×10 cake pan of lasagna in two … so you do the math..lol)

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MY Italian Bake Recipe:

Ingredients:

almost  16 oz of elbow noodles.  (I probably used more like 12 or 13 oz of it)

1 can spaggetti sauce any kind

one green pepper chopped up

1 pound italian sausage fried up on the stove

1 chicken breast chopped and friend up on the stove

2 cups cheese

1 can cream of chicken

a splash of garlic salt, italian seasoning and cayenne pepper

Directions:

preheat over to 350 degrees.

Boil Noodles like box says (usually boiling water and then it takes 7-10 minutes depending on your noodles)

While the noodles are boiling:

Fry up the italian sausage, set aside. (put in casserole dish)

Fry up the chicken with garlic salt and italian seasonings.   (put in casserole dish when done.)

Put the can of cream of chicken and spaghetti sauce in the casserole dish.

Add chopped green peppers to casserole dish

Throw 1/2 cup of the cheese in the casserole dish

When the noodles are done, drain  them and then add to the casserole dish!

Put cayenne if you want in the casserole dish if you want it to have a bit of kick!

use a big spoon and MIX!

When you have everything mixed the way you want, flatten it out and add the rest of the cheese to the top!! Since everything is already cooked, you just need to put it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes! The cheese melts but doesn’t burn and everything smells amazing.

My husband LOVED it.

NOTE: The original recipe called for the whole box of elbow noodles, 2 cans of cream of chicken, 2 cans of spaghetti sauce, plus onions and red peppers. it also wanted 3 POUNDS of chicken and 2 POUNDS of italian sausage. Maybe the extra meat would have offset the extra sauces, but the way I did it was PERFECT.(at least, my husband thought so!) It was NOT runny at all, but not a ball of goo either. I was happy the way it turned out. (I didn’t get to taste it, but like I said in the beginning, my husband ate it in 4 sittings. LoL)

Kabobs for All

I know I don’t even have to tell you about kabobs… but for me they are the most forgetful recipe ever!  But you can seriously do ANYTHING with kabobs. Fruit, simple, Easy, Fast, no slicing… it all depends on what you want to spend (money-wise or time-wise)

Pictures that I found for kabobs:

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As you can see, you can do fruit kabobs…any fruit.. just slice and put on the stick!! It’s nice if you can take off the tops of the strawberries, but as you can see with the oranges,… just slice and serve!

Normal fruits to use:  Oranges, strawberries, grapes, pineapple, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries…. etc. etc. (ANY FRUIT YOU WANT)

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Here is the grilling kabobs… once again… ANYTHING you want! I think the best part of kabobs is to slice everything and then let you and your guests make their own! It personalizes it to each person, plus it’s less work for the host.

Vegetables you can use: Corn, potatoes, peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, etc. etc (anything that you think will fit on the stick)

Meats you can use: chicken, pork, steak, shrimp,

Once again… kabobs are EASY. use what you have in the freezer and cut things up, go buy already cut up items, or go buy the items and cut them up yourself! THe best part of kabobs is they are totally customizable.  You can have a huge party and have everything bring an item. (Tell them you have the meats, they have to bring vegetables!) It’ll amazing what people will do if you are willing to have the party at your house!! If you want to marinate your meats, I suggest doing it for a few hours. If you want spices.. all you have to do is shake them on!! (I usually use garlic)

So when you have your kabobs ready… and the grill is ready to go… grill until the meat is cooked. The vegetables will probably be done a little before the meat, so make sure if you are cutting your meat up to make them similar sizes or just a little bit smaller than the sizes of your vegetables. (1 inch by 1 inch is my suggestion for size)

Side dishes you could use: salad, noodle salads, jello.. not much more since you have vegetables AND meat on the stick!!

Something to remember:

Soak your kabob sticks overnight or for at least 8 hours before you grill them.

They they have a smaller chance of starting on fire. 

I grill my kabobs, but sometimes it rains!! I use this information to help me when doing kabobs in the oven:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/432793-how-to-cook-kabobs-in-a-conventional-oven/

Nothing New

So nothing new today….

All I’ve eaten today is my leftovers from the broccoli and shrimp and then vodka and diet 7up. Its been a great day…I guess… if u think being told everything is your fault…that you are the worst accountant ever (never had an overdraft!!!) And even tho you were told no one was hungry in the house and eating is over rated…asking to cook something is the devil and then 5 min later when u are watching a movie (cause you were told no one wants to eat and that gas station food is fine) u are the devil AGAIN cause someone is hungry and how dare you not want to make anything!!!!!

I’m so tired. I’m just done for today.

Watermelon drink

So….maybe I’m just lame but decided to put watermelon vodka with 7up. WHY HAVE I NOT DONE THIS BEFORE?? Lol super good! And omg easy! I usually drink watermelon vodka by itself cause well, its like koolaid!! (It reminds myself of my 8year old days)  but I wanted to cut it with something tonight …7up it was and wow. Super easy.. the flavor is totally there and well, let’s just say I’m excited about it. (If u can’t tell) I’d give u a picture but it looks like a glass of 7up since watermelon vodka is clear….

But… ingredients:
4 oz watermelon vodka
10 oz 7up

Mix with ice and enjoy!!!

Blueberry POM-ade

Yes.. I made this name up.

Yes.. I made this drink up (at least I think I did!?)

Yes, it’s sweet

Yes, my husband hates it.  LMAO (but he is a Whiskey on the rocks type man)

Yes, I used a HUGE glass for this.

Ingredients:

4 oz Stoli Blueberry Vodka (I’ve never had pinnacle blueberry.. might work just as well!)

6 oz Lemonade

a few squirts of Lime Juice

4 oz POM Juice

Ice

Directions:

Mix all together with ice!!  and DRINK!!

Shrimp & Broccoli

I’ve been really digging Broccoli lately.. maybe because it’s because it’s super low in calories and I love the quote:

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(Thank you @taylorskinner13 for the picture!!)

ANYWAY!   Shrimp and Broccoli.. super easy, super good. super healthy!!!

Ingredients:

Shrimp (I use roughly 3 cups of small shrimp)

Broccoli (I use frozen and a whole bag)

1/2 chopped onion (or use any type of onion you have on hand!)

Teriyaki sauce & Soy Sauce. (as much or as little as you want!!!)

a little coconut oil to fry in!

White rice (instant…not the 20 minute to make kind)

Directions:

Boil your water for your white rice… follow the directions for your rice!

put the coconut oil in your frying pan… then throw in the shrimp and SOME of your sauces.. Get those shrimp basically almost done… and then put them on a plate and throw the broccoli and onion in the same pan and fry those up! When those are 90% done… put the shrimp in with them with the rest of your sauces!

It’ll take about 20 minutes total.. SO I’d Start the “Boil” on your water for your white rice, and then when your shrimp is almost done, put the rice in the water so that it has about 7-9 minutes to stay in the pan. The broccoli and shrimp to TOTALLY FINISH will be that 10 minutes. :)

Shrimp and Broccoli… with White rice on the side! YUMMY!