Monday, May 7, 2012

Odds and Ends

Well hello there folks! I know I have been bad lately but time hasn't allowed for much free experimental time so this post is of a few yummy things I have made as of late.

First up is these pretty little sweet potato patties. 

They sell little frozen sweet potato patties at Aldi that I LOVE! I heated them up in a small saucepan with brown sugar cinnamon and a little bit of honey. This made a thick caramely sauce and I sprinkled some more cinnamon sugar on top for the hell of it once plated.  

Now Eric and I's favorite chicken recipe. 

Buttered Garlic Breaded Chicken!

I mixed garlic and herd bread crumbs with fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese and some extra garlic salt. I dipped my chicken breasts in some egg yolk and then bread it. While I am doing that I let a 1/2-1 stick of butter melt in a glass casserole dish in the oven while it preheats. Once melted, place your breaded chicken in the dish and bake 20-30 mins at 425 degrees or until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees. 

Final product below, served with corn smothered in garlic butter and a little salad covered in feta (just the way Eric likes it).

Eric and I also love, love, love chicken wings but buying wings (and fries) from Wingstop too often is not good for the waste line! So we made our own one night! I purchased a packet of the pre-mixed chicken wing seasoning from McCormick which turned out to be quite delicious and easy! Paired with a nice salad and homemade ranch and no one could complain in this household of a bad meal.

Last up is a mint chocolate "mousse". If you whip a can of full fat coconut milk you get a thick and creamy little concoction.  I whipped and whipped and whipped it until stiff peaks formed. Then I added in some cocoa powder and mint extract to finish it off. Once I was done I moved it to the fridge to set up a little and to chill it for a cool treat later in the evening. It was so easy and such a great dessert/snack!

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