Monday, February 10, 2014

Good Eats

So this has been quite the depressing winter. Cold, snow, extreme cold, more snow, thoughts of "Will the temps ever get back above freezing??!" I'm beginning to think the mountain of snow at the end of our driveway will soon be taller than our house. (It's sitting about 8-9 feet right now.)

When it's this cold, all I want to do is sit on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, and watch movies. And eat. Haha. I thought I'd share some new-to-us foods that we've been enjoying lately. Yes... a majority all of them might be junk food... but luckily I've been able to keep up the running to an extent so there hasn't been too much damage. Lol.

BBQ Chicken Nachos. I made these one night for dinner when we didn't really have anything else to eat. And I will make them again! They were fabulous. I just sauteed some chicken breast chunks in a bit of olive oil, then simmered them with BBQ sauce. (A thinner sauce works best.) Then spread tortilla chips out on a pan, top with the chicken, some additional BBQ sauce, and shredded cheddar & mozzarella cheese. Broil 3-4 minutes, then top with cilantro, tomatoes, green onions, and avocado! So good.

Russian Poppyseed Bread. Some of our friends had an 'Olympic-viewing' party for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The hosts had a whole Russian food theme going, so my contribution to the dinner was this Russian Poppyseed Bread. It was actually pretty good! More of a sweet, yeasted coffee cake. It was fun to try something different. We also had chicken kiev, some strange (but good!) beef stuffed potatoes in a tomato-sour cream sauce, and a fruit pizza in the shape of the Olympic rings. We had a lot of fun watching (and perhaps laughing at) the fine clothing of each Olympic team.

Marshmallow Crispy Oreos. Omg. Seriously. These were an impulse buy at the grocery store on Saturday night, and I am slightly ashamed to say they are almost gone. The filling is crunchy and crispy like a rice crispy treat! I have visions of rice crispy treats with these cookies mixed in...

DONUTS! We were in charge of bringing breakfast for our Sunday school class, so you would think I would bake something homemade and fabulous. Nope. I picked up a dozen donuts at Tim Horton's and could not resist the cute Valentine themed donuts. Glittery pink sprinkles make everything taste better! (My fav: the chocolate dipped with sprinkles.)

Domino's Pan Pizza. Not gonna lie, Domino's is a pretty usual occurrence in our household. It's only about 1 mile away, it's fast, you can order online. This time we tried something new - the deep dish pan pizza. Ohhh, it was good. And it came in a super sleek black box. Made me feel like a secret agent pizza eater or something. Too bad our cheesy bread didn't make me feel as special. (Though that didn't keep me from eating it...)

Chocolate Mousse. This is one of my favorite desserts for Valentine's Day. My Business Man and I started making it in high school for special occasions and we still make it about once a year! I'm sharing the recipe on the Chief Market Blog... go check it out if you're interested.

So we've been eating lots of tasty food. I am hoping that my love of salads and fresh fruits and vegetables will come back soon. I have a feeling it might be awhile 'til summer....


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