Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part/ Tasty Thursday

Yesterday, I jumped the gun and posted a preview on Facebook of our Cooking with Kids activity for the week. Couldn't help myself.
They have such a good time. Even if it were real mud, they'd have just as much fun. 
But it was not real mud.
We made a 'pie' together.

We even adapted the recipe to create our own Gluten Free version.
The recipe only calls for 1/3 cup of flour so it was pretty easy to use the g-free equivalent.

It's really a glorified brownie with fudge topping instead of an icing. We also chose to use non-dairy whipped topping from the freezer section due to the price of whipping cream. Have you seen the cost of a pint of that stuff lately?? Oh. My. Goodness!!
The freezer variety was on sale for 88 cents. 
No homemade whipped topping today little dearies. Sorry.
Honestly, the waiting is the hardest part.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ron's Chicken and Potatoes/ Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday

There are so many good dinner ideas out there and my husband found us one this week. It was a good thing he felt ambitious because I've been drowning in prepping for the annual A to Z April Blog Challenge over at my other blog. Maybe next month you'll have a look-see. There'll be 26 opportunities to view something from A to Z.
Back to the dinner....
Rachel rolled up the bacon .

I Highly recommend a splatter screen for the chicken and bacon frying portion. Flavor will be an awesome combination though, I promise!

A couple before and after of the new potatoes cut in half. Added in onion and
some of these little numbers, seeded and sliced.

The end result, Ron gets best husband award for this delish meal.

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bless You and Yours/ Tasty Thursday

As this St. Patrick's Day approached, I spent some time cookin' up some traditional foods. Not necessarily because we are big celebrators of this holiday, but because we actually like them, grew up with them and hadn't had them for awhile.

Cut up and seasoned and ready to cook soaking up that chicken broth in our pressure cooker.

Chili Cheese Brats, (YuM)
Cabbage and Potatoes
Potato Soup
Tasty Thursday this year falls on St. Patrick's Day giving me a chance to bestow a little blessing on each of my readers.....

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Thanks to all for reading!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Prelude/ Tasty Thursday

Little did you know that my last blog post was foreshadowing our latest adventure. 
Tasty Thursday this week is a peek at our family dining experience at Lidia's Italy Kansas City.
They have a nice selection of Gluten free items for our 1/2 of the household who have intolerance for Wheat, Barley and Rye.
Grilled Octopus with Warm Potatoes, Caper, Red Onion, Gaeta Olives GF
Our appetizer was shared with 3 of the 4 of us. Not everyone wanted to try this unfamiliar seafood. When you live in the farmbelt, it's hard to warm up to this type of option. No mozzarella cheese sticks available here. Time to insert here that I did try it. Yay me :)
with Rock Shrimps, Asparagus, Peas, Favas
This was my meal choice. I've watched Lidia's PBS episode where she makes Risotto. Could. not. resist.
The shrimp were abundant and I truly enjoyed every single bite. I wanted to share a taste with everyone but it was not safe for that 1/2 that I mentioned before. We have a cookbook of Lidia's and I do believe I will try making a variety that everyone can eat sometime soon.
This was a gorgeous restaurant with doors open behind me letting in fresh air. Loved the atmosphere! This dinner was a wonderful way to prelude the concert at The Midland to see Kacey Musgrave. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mind Your Own Biscuits/ Tasty Thursday

Tasty Thursday again. And this won't have a biscuit feature.
But.....we did have a good ol' hot turkey sandwich topped with Gravy! Gluten free variety.  Not on biscuits.
And guess who actually ate at a restaurant this weekend and didn't take a picture of their plate?? Yep.
That'd be me.
Better luck next time.
Til then, hope you enjoy this little song.
Listen to the lyrics you Presidential Candidates.
Each and every one. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Left Wing, Right Wing/ Tasty Thursday

No matter what your political alliances are,
ya gotta eat.
So don't get your feathers ruffled and take a look at our meal of the week.
Well, one of the meals anyway.
I guess it's a good time to point out that this recipe doesn't use chicken 'wings'.
We used chicken tenderloin strips.
Served with a helping of mashed potatoes, this became as Ron stated, 
"a dang good meal".
Notice he didn't use any "fowl" language?!
Sorry, couldn't resist.

  We changed it up a bit by using Italian seasoning rather than oregano, as well as an extra large can of black beans. The salsa of your choice could give it a little different flavor each time as well. This recipe was from "Tip Hero" online and I recommend giving it a try.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happiness is...../Tasty Thursday

Remember the 70's and the Happiness is.... t-shirts?  Well, yes, as a matter of fact I do.

Today made me think happy thoughts.
There was this....
Mother delivered homemade cinnamon and dinner rolls.
Then there was this.......
A wonderful surprise visit from 2 of my favorite girlies!
They were so excited to introduce us to their newest family member,
a toy yorkie they named Trixie. Such an sweet little puppy!
And how about those adorable smiles!
Thank you Momma Lyndsi for bringing All your babies over!

For future reference, my eldest brought home a menu on her excursion to Kansas City.

We've never tried a Beignet before. After her pictures and review,
we might have a plan for a future Tasty Thursday post!!