PIZZA NIGHT!!

PIZZA.

It’s yummy.

And this recipe is gluten free!! And very easy.

What you need:
Two frozen gluten free pizza crusts
Two to six tomatoes depending on how many you want on there. This is the “sauce” so if you like sauce… Get lots of tomatoes. If you don’t, just get two. I used four.
Olive oil
One medium-sized bag of mozzarella or pizza mix cheese
A cup of feta cheese
A package of pepperoni
Cooked spinach (we had some fresh from the garden and sautéed it with butter and garlic and basil… Sooo yummy!!!)
Whatever other toppings you want

Put a little oil on the pizza stone or cookie sheet youre using. Slice the tomatoes really thin and layer them on the frozen pizza crusts. Drizzle some olive oil on the crusts and tomatoes. Put on the cheese and toppings, dividing evenly between the two crusts, and bake at 475 for 10-20 minutes. Watch it carefully or it’ll burn.
Voila! Yummmmmmy pizza!!

Revelation 2:17

I have a confession: I’ve never actually eaten bananas foster. Ever.

So I’m making some today. 🙂

It seems pretty straight forward. I got this recipe from pinterest (my current favorite place to get recipes) and loved how the blogger doesn’t actually like bananas…. Because I kind of agree with her sometimes. Sometimes I love bananas but sometimes I don’t. So I’m curious to see if I like bananas foster!

Alright so I just made it exactly like the recipe says to, except I had to use a different kind of rum instead of dark rum and I couldn’t set it on fire because I have an electric stove. Haha. I also cut the recipe in half because I was the only one eating it.

Verdict: fantastic! I wasn’t crazy about the consistency of the banana and the recipe, even cut in half, made wayyyyy too much for me to eat! I had it over French toast and overall it was really good!! I want to try again with different fruits instead of bananas. But it was really good!!

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.

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Does this count as a recipe?

You know those days when you want something quick and easy for dinner, so you decide to make grilled cheese?? Super yummy, I usually use two different cheeses to make it more interesting. So you get out the griddle and butter it up, and start grilling your sandwich. You wander away and start making your side for the night…. And next thing you know, the first side of your sandwich is burnt a bit. I hate when that happens!!! So tonight I decided to try to fix that burnt side. I melted two tablespoons of butter and one clove of garlic in the microwave and poured it over the burnt side of the sandwich (not all of it haha. I poured it over three sandwiches). The garlic butter helped hide the burnt taste!! It was quite good actually! I had an open-faced sandwich so I only used one piece of bread.
The side was sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese. A variation on a tomato salad my mom makes. She uses shredded Parmesan instead of feta. I think both versions are delicious!!
Anyway. I dont think this quite counts as a recipe but it’s a post! Haha.

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Judges 5:31

CHIC FIL A!!!!!!!

Sorry. I’m kind of excited that this recipe worked so well hahaha.
So I saw this on pinterest and decided to try it. I changed nothing from the original recipe except I used canola oil instead of peanut oil and I used FBS chicken breasts. They were still frozen when I put the whole breasts into the milk and egg soak… Stuff. Haha. I let them marinate for an hour and fifteen minutes instead of two hours, and they were still very very cold but I was able to chop them into nuggets. After that, I followed the recipe exactly. It was great!!! My whole family loved it and it really did taste almost exactly like chic-fil-a!!

ALSO.

I have a five year old brother who is gluten free. He loves chicken nuggets so I decided to make some for him. I used a gluten free baking mix in place of the flour in the original recipe and made his before I made anyone else’s.
They were fab!!! He loved them. Very easy fix for all you gluten free folk!

While I was frying and such, I went ahead and quartered some tortillas and fried them for some chips. Sooooo good. They’d make good sopapillas (sp?!?) too!! Just serve them piping hot with some cinnamon, powdered sugar, and honey. Fabulous!!

I also made hush puppy sort of things with the leftover egg-milk and dry batter stuff. They were more like those deep fried biscuits you can get from Chinese buffets than anything else haha. Not my favorite, but they kept my impatient little brothers happy while the food finished cooking!!

I served the nuggets with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Not together… That would be kinda weird haha.

Anywho, I would DEFINITELY recommend this recipe to any chic-fil-a fans!!! Very very very yummy.

Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But let those who love Him be like the sun When it comes out in full strength. So the land had rest for forty years.

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Matthew 5:13

I made Italian pasta sauce for dinner last night and chocolate mousse pie for dessert, to celebrate “pi” day! (3.14 hahahaha)

The pasta sauce was great, but I wasn’t home and my family forgot that it was sauce…. They thought it was soup. Hahahaha.

I adapted a recipe off of pinterest. here’s the original!

My version. Exactly the same, just add about six or seven large tomatoes, diced. Use fresh herbs like sage, oregano, and basil instead of the “Zesty Italian” seasoning. Also add salt and pepper. Lots of pepper!! Also, mince at least five fresh garlic cloves and throw in four more whole cloves! If you find these whole cloves in your bowl of pasta, celebrate! You just got the best bread spread ever. Better than butter!! Just take the clove, which should be soft, and spread it on some bread with a knife!! Sooo good.
Also add about a cup of whole milk.
I like Italian food. A lot.

Chocolate pie: here’s the original recipe, I used about half the amount of cream it asked for and it turned out fabulous!

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

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Psalm 74:17

Today was warm and after a weekend of rain, it was finally (almost) sunny!! So to celebrate, I made Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs. Dad helped me with the grilling part since he’s a bit better at that than I am haha.

I used five frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts (I’m just going to refer to them as FBS from now on since I use them so often haha) and that was barely enough for myself, my parents, and my oldest younger sister. I’d probably try again with closer to 8 or 9. I also used one whole pineapple, and next time I’d prolly use two.

I got the recipe from pinterest but changed quite a bit haha. Here’s a link to the original recipe.

Here’s my version:

Cut up your pineapple, keeping those corners from the center that are too tough to eat. (here’s a good pineapple cutting tutorial!!) be sure to cut BIG pieces of pineapple. Not necessarily bite-sized. Otherwise it’ll fall right off the kabobs.
Cook the FBS chicken breasts in a large pan on the stove top, using some olive oil and those center pineapple spear things. Trust me, it adds a TON to the flavor!!! Be careful not to cook the chicken completely. It can still be pink in the middle.
Cut the chicken into BIG chunks and throw them and the pineapple in a shallow dish with the marinade made from the recipe. I let them marinate for about 45 mins.
Take them out, start your grill, then assemble the kabobs. I found that if you try to go with the grain (idk if that makes sense…. oh well. Haha) of the pineapple or chicken, it’ll split and the piece will fall off. If you insert the kabob stick perpendicular to the grain of the pineapple or chicken, it’s less likely to fall off. (It makes sense. It’s easier to cut the chicken by making your knife go the same direction as the grain. It comes apart easier that way.)
Grill the kabobs (side note! Kabob is a weird word. Say it five times out loud as fast as you can. It’s weird!!!) for about fifteen-twenty minutes, depending on how cooked your chicken was already. Put one of those grill tray things underneath the kabobs so if any pieces fall off they’re caught. Those pieces of ours that fell were my favorite!!
Serve with Hawaiian bread. Soooo yummy!! I cheated and bought store-bought bread, but I plan on eventually making some homemade, using this recipe.

Dinner is served!! Make sure to heat the rolls a bit before serving if you cheat like I did and get store bought rolls. I would recommend trying this drink for the grown-ups. I think it would be great with this meal, although my mom is sick tonight so I didn’t make it. If you try it, let me know if it’s worth trying myself!!

You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter.

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Proverbs 33:8-9

Tonight’s menu: chicken and black bean enchiladas and tres leches!

Super easy. I adapted a recipe from pinterest for the enchiladas because I didn’t have all the right ingredients. Here’s the original recipe

Here’s my changes:

Instead of the shredded chicken, I used four large frozen chicken breasts and cooked them with lots of seasonings. At least triple the amount called for in the recipe. I used fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder, and I was out of cilantro. I chopped the cooked chicken instead of shredding it so the chunks were bigger. Just because I felt like it 😉
I didn’t have enchilada sauce so I used frozen tomato purée from my mom’s garden last summer and added a crazy amount of chili powder, cumin, coriander, and green Tabasco sauce, at least four tablespoons each. Everything else was exactly like the recipe said! I think next time I’ll put even more seasonings in, and definitely try to remember the cilantro. It really adds a lot to the flavor. But other than that, great recipe! My parents liked it a lot. My picky-eater siblings didn’t so much… Haha.

Tres Leches: probably one of my favorite desserts because it’s so incredibly easy and so incredibly delicious!! You can use any kind of sheet cake you want, but my favorite is definitely a pound cake (baked in a 9×13 pan) or a whipping cream cake. Of the two, the latter absolutely wins, haha. Here’s a link to the best whipping cream cake recipe that I’ve ever found! Follow the instructions, but leave out the lemon extract and add a dash of cinnamon at the end. After its baked, let it cool while you combine a can each of evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk, as well as a splash of tequila and a cup of whole milk. Poke holes in the cake with a fork and pour the milk mixture over the cake, letting it soak up until all of the milk mixture has been poured. Stick it in the fridge, the longer it sits the better it gets!! (until about four days… If it lasts that long!!) however, two hours will suffice if you need it for dessert the same night you make it. 🙂 when you’re ready to serve it, whip up about a cup and a half of heavy whipping cream and add a tiny bit of tequila, vanilla, and a palmful of confectioner’s sugar. Spread over the cake and ta-da!! Absolute decadence.

Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

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Joshua 1:9

Super easy egg salad. Made it for lunch yesterday!

8 eggs, hard-boiled
About a cup of mayo
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tsp sage
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and adjust the seasonings/mayo to your taste! yummmm

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go.

Psalm 34:3

Quick recipe this time: yummy lunch salad! Just toss together some lettuce, craisins, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Top with homemade croutons:

Cheese croutons:

Cube some bread and place slices of cheese on the cubes. Toast in the oven and voila!

Garlic butter croutons:

Cube bread, melt four tablespoons of butter and add minced garlic. Spoon mixture over the bread cubes and toast in the oven!

Very easy, and very yummy!

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

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Proverbs 17:22

Chicken noodle soup!

Ingredients:
About eight large-ish frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts

Your favorite chicken seasoning! (I used some of HEB’s Herbs de Provence and lots of pepper)
Baby carrots

Half a large white onion

Celery

Chicken broth (I used about a box and a half of central market organic free range)

Soup pot filled about 1/4 of the way up with water

Sauté the chicken breasts, seasoning well. Chop all the veggies and chicken while the water and chicken broth boil. Put all the ingredients in the boiling broth and add more seasoning if you’d like. I put lots and lots of seasoning, especially pepper. Let simmer for however long you want! Mine went for almost three hours. Soooo yummy!! I’ll prolly add garlic next time! Forgot about it this time 😛

A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.

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