Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pinterest FAIL….




I am addicted to Pinterest I will gladly admit this; there is absolutely no shame about it! I have obtained many great ideas and recipes from this glorious site. But does Pinterest ever make you feel like Wonder Woman when you are looking at it, thinking oh wow look at that I could totally do that! Then about 15 minutes later when you are actually trying to do said thing you feel miserable and loser like at the same time. I know this doesn’t just happen to me! I have proof! This is how I feel a little better about myself, there is a whole group of us out there that have Pinterest Fails! Check this website out it absolutely cracks me up! PINTEREST FAILS


Now looking at the above picture it doesn’t exactly look like a complete fail, I mean it still looks edible right? Well the ability to be eaten isn’t exactly the problem! You see when I found this recipe for stuffed french bread I thought oh that looks good, plus the post said that her kids loved it! Why wouldn’t mine it consists of bread, cheese and meat, I thought I’ll just add it to my monthly meal plan. Well last night was the slated evening for this meal. I got it all prepared with a nice fresh salad to serve on the side. I was excited to sit down and try it. And that’s when it HAPPENED…

Seriously the second my child laid eyes on her plate she screamed then cried and informed me “I am not eating that yucky looking stuff.” So much for kids loving it! Well I then promptly informed her that she didn’t have to eat it but she could expect no snacks the rest of the night unless she tried it. More tears ensued, and she proceeded to eat cucumbers…very filling I’m sure.

See I felt it was necessary to share this story with all of you so you could see that I am not the perfect Mother of the Year that I know all of you think I am (cough cough). I also wanted you to see that my kid is a complete pain in the rumpus at times especially at meal time and can drive me to the point of drinking in about a second flat. I know all of you think that she is perfect; she takes after her momma after all!!! HA HA HA!!! Here’s to another meal attempt tonight! Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chicken Stir-Fry with Sesame Noodles


If you are in need of a quick and easy supper with a bit of an Asian flare this is for you! It also seems pretty kiddo friendly in our home because anything with noodles is right up her alley. I was looking for some simple noodle recipes the other day and I kept seeing The Pioneer Woman’s sesame noodles coming up. They sounded amazing so I thought I’d give it a stab. Well when I went to my local grocery store they didn’t have a few of the things that were in the original recipe and then I found out that the hubs was going to be home that night so meat would be needed in the meal. So through the process of missing ingredients and a meat needing husband this glorious recipe was born. Plus I added some peanut butter to it because well I am, as I have stated before, obsessed with Thai peanut sauces. Please enjoy this with you and yours, feel free to switch up the meat and veggies! Let me know what you think!

Chicken Stir-Fry with Sesame Noodles

2 chicken breast (thinly sliced)
2 carrots (sliced into think matchsticks)
2 stalks celery (thinly sliced)
12 ounces, fluid Thin Noodles, Cooked And Drained
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Pure Sesame Oil
½ tsp Siracha
2 TBSP Creamy Peanut Butter
4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds

This recipe happens very quick so you want to have everything ready before you really start cooking. So start out getting your water boiling and your noodles cooked and drained, just try to keep them somewhat warm while everything else is happening. While I am waiting on my water to boil I slice up my chicken, carrots, and celery. Then in a small bowl, whisk together, soy sauce, sugar, garlic powder, vinegar, sesame oil, Siracha, peanut butter, and canola oil. Set aside. Heat a tablespoon or so of EVOO in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken carrots and celery, cook until chicken is cooked through and veggie are tender crisp, you want them to have a bit of a bite. Once this is done add in noodles stir in to combine, then pour sauce and toss to coat. Top with green onions and sesame seed and serve. ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Hubs...


Happy Birthday Hubs!!! I know how much you love to be featured on my blog!!! Hello honey!!! On this day you were born I can only be thankful, because if this day didn't happen I am not certain where I would be. I say this because you are so much to me!

You are the:
                     rock to my roll
                     peanut butter to my jelly
                     milk to my cookies
                     key to my lock
                     rice to my beans 
                     tooth paste to my tooth brush
                     flip to my flop
                     sweet to my tea 
                     shimmy to my shake (too much no ok!)
                     
and most importantly!!!!

You are the BEST to my FRIEND...I cannot imagine going through this crazy life with anyone other than you! We may not have it all together but together we have it ALL!!!

Happy Birthday I am so glad you joined the thirty world, when I told people that my husband was still in his twenties and I am hum NOT...that were starting to give strange looks! 

             


Friday, May 15, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Bread


Hey there people it is finally FRIDAY!!! Hooray! I hope all of you have awesome weekends planned! Mine is looking a bit busy but busy mean good for business (Tiff’s Treats that is!) If your weekend includes a wonderful breakfast or brunch then this recipe is for you!

Plus an added bonus is…wait for it…this recipe makes a ton of bread! Like six small loafs to be exact! So you will have plenty to eat, plenty to share and some to keep for the coming week! This recipe can be made into large loafs, small loafs or even muffins. However you prefer to eat your cinnamon roll bread this one will work for you!

I made this for the first time last weekend for breakfast at my Momma’s. I wanted something different than banana bread and I didn’t want something as sweet as an actual cinnamon roll. Thus this bread was born. Please try it out on your families and ENJOY!

Cinnamon Roll Bread
1 cup Butter Softened
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Cups Buttermilk or 2 cups Whole Milk with 2 TBSP Vinegar
4 Cups Flour
2 TSP Baking Soda

Topping:
2/3 cup Sugar
2 TSP Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt

Cream Butter, Sugar and Eggs. Add Milk, Flour, and Baking Soda. Grease your small loaf pans, fill about a 1/3 full with batter, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix over the top, top with about the same amount of batter and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. Using a toothpick swirl the cinnamon/sugar through the batter. Repeat with remaining batter. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes prior to removing from pan. 



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Turkey BLT Wraps...


It is getting to the time of year that a nice light supper or lunch is exactly what I am in the mood for so I am always looking for new ideas. I made this wrap a few nights ago because I wanted a quick supper and I knew it would be delicious for the hubs eaten cold when he finally did come in for the night. It seriously provided me with the bests of a BLT, and adding the cheese made it melty and stick to your ribs. Oh Yum is all I can really say! Plus DO NOT I repeat DO NOT skip the avocado sour cream it brings so much to the party! You would miss it I promise, even if your aren't an avocado fan! 

Turkey BLT Wraps

12 slices of deli Turkey
8 strips of Bacon (cooked)
8 slices of Sharp Cheddar (each cut in half)
Lettuce 
Tomato
Cucumber
4 oz. Sour Cream
1 Avocado Mashed
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mission Spinach and Herb Wraps

On a large baking sheet lay out four wraps, top with 2 halves of cheese in the center then 3 three pieces of turkey, then two pieces of bacon, and last 2 more halves of cheese. Place in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for a few minutes less than five. You want to melt the cheese and soften the wrap but not crisp it. While in the oven mix together, sour cream, avocado, lemon and salt and pepper also prepare additional toppings. Once the cheese reaches desired meltyness (that isn't an actual word), remove from oven and smear on the avocado sour cream. Then top with remaining ingredients. As you build this it is important to keep most of the ingredients in the center of the wrap and at least an inch away from the edges, this makes folding easier. Once you have built your desired wrap, fold in the sides and proceed with the tuck and roll method to hold your wrap together! Slice in half and ENJOY!