I Don’t Cook

There are probably a total of 3 things that I cook and 1 of those includes easy mac. And being snowed in yesterday (12inchs) I went in a downward spiral food absorption/binging. I’m not very proud of this but I did get a pretty awesome recipe out of it.

As I was looking in my cabinets and fridge for a decent meal, I thought everything was going to be lost. So I searched the internet for 3 ingredient recipes and I cam across one of my favorite and probably easiest recipes by far. Breaded chicken breasts.


 

Now, I know you are thinking. It’s just breaded chicken. Ha! No it’s easy as shit breaded chicken.

Ingredients

2 Eggs

2 Large Chicken Breasts

Ritz Crackers

Butter

Salt

Pepper

^Look at that! That is literally it!

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl.
  3. Mix crushed crackers, salt and pepper in a separate bowl (*I also added a little garlic).
  4. Dip your chicken breast into the eggs, then into the cracker combination.
  5. Place in pan.
  6. Sprinkle the leftover crushed crackers on top of chicken.
  7. Put 4 teaspoons (or how much you would like) of butter around the chicken in the pan.
  8. Pop that bitch into the oven for 40 minutes or until the juices run clear.

Then walah! You have breaded chicken! So freaking delicious! You can thank you me later!

Love,

T


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The Signs

mac-and-cheese

In your previous relationships, were there signs that you ignored because you thought your significant other was perfect and they couldn’t possibly have any flaws?  I think we all go through this in the initial phases of a relationship but we choose to ignore them. Mine came to me in a flash and I chose to ignore it. Pfftttt!

My realization came tonight when I was making my macaroni and cheese. I flashed back to when I made mac and cheese with my ex. He told me to only use half the packet of cheese.

I should have known not to trust someone that only uses half the packet of cheese for macaroni and cheese.

He said it made it “too cheesy.’ Like what?!

It wasn’t a big warning sign but who the hell does that shit?!? A monster, that’s who!

Feel free to share your stories, whether sad or funny! I look forward to hearing them!

 

For the Foodie in all of us!

Ever heard of the infamous Garrett’s Popcorn in Chicago?!  If you haven’t, then you are missing out on life. Established in 1949, Garrett’s Popcorn has been a staple of Chicago. They offer multiple popcorn flavors; which include cheesecorn, caramelcrisp, and buttery. The original flavor and my personal favorite is the Garrett Mix. This mix combines CaramelCrisp with CheeseCorn for a awesome explosion of your taste buds!

garrett(www.garrettpopcorn.com)

Think it sounds gross? I thought the same thing until I popped a handful in my mouth.  It is by far the perfect popcorn mix you will ever eat.  I know I sound like an advertisement for Garrett’s but I can tell you, I am not and the food speaks for itself. There is a list of southern foods that I like way better than the Midwest versions but this popcorn is not one of them! If you are in Chicago, try it! You will not be disappointed! When you’re there, tell them Taylor sent you. They’ll probably look at you like you’re crazy and ask “who the hell is Taylor?” It’ll be funny either way.


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Hungry

So I was on Pinterest this morning doing my thing…and I come across a picture of a long bagel with cream cheese (idk what a long bagel is but it could be a thing).


Further research concluded that it was in fact a DIY on installing a brick wall.  I’ve got issues.

Photo credit (Shanty Chic and Pinterest DIY)


My Momma Does it Better!

Chicken and Tea

Let me tell you about one of the stereotypes for us southerns, that is actually true.  We like our tea sweet and our chicken fried. Now, I don’t eat like this all the time, because it’s not that healthy and it’s so difficult to find the combo up in the midwest, well it’s actually rare.

So this brings me to my momma’s fried chicken and sweet tea recipe! WOOHOO! When I first called her a few years ago getting the recipe, she made a statement saying that “my fried chicken is good honey, but I made my best when I was your age.” I laughed and said “momma, age is not an ingredient.”  She said “you’ll see one day.”   Well I haven’t quite seen it yet but there’s still time!

My Momma’s Fried Chicken

Ingredients

2 1/2 Cups of all-purpose flour

1 Teaspoon of salt and pepper

1/2 Teaspoon of poultry seasoning

1/2 Teaspoon of cajun seasoning ( I prefer Slap Ya Mama original blend of cajun seasoning  Link here Slap Ya Mama

2 Eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cup of milk (2% or whole)

1 Whole Chicken (2 to 3 lbs.) (I prefer white meat chicken)

1 Quart of vegetable oil for frying

Steps:

  1. In 1 bowl; mix flour, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and cajun seasoning. In the other bowl, beat eggs, and then mix milk in with the eggs.
  2. Heat up oil in frying pan to about 325-350 degrees, (F).
  3. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk/egg mix then into the dry mix.  Repeat with the dry mix 1 more time. Make sure the dry mix is coated thick on the chicken before keeping it into the oil.
  4. After chicken is prepped, deep each piece into the oil for about 12-16 minutes or until brown.  Make it as crispy as you want!!
  5. ENJOY!

 

Now my dad makes the best sweet tea so here you go!

My Dad’s Sweet Tea!

3 Bags of Lipton Tea Bags ( I just have always used lipton tea bags.  you can use whatever you like)

2-3 Cups of Sugar

1 Gallon of Water

1 Tea Pitcher

Steps:

  1. Boil a medium pot of water. Once the water is boiling, add the 3 teabags to the boiling water.  Let the teabags seep for a minute and then turn the temperature down to low.  Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Grab your tea picture and add your sugar.  Pour the water and tea mix into the pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolved. Do not add the tea bags into the pitcher.
  3. pour hot water into the medium pot over the tea bags and add that seeped water and tea to the pitcher.  Repeat this step a few times until pitch is almost full.
  4. After tea pitcher is full, stir well and place pitcher in the fridge for about an hour (longer if you can)(Throw away the tea bags)!

And P.S. You will not need any lemon or other additives unless you want something a little extra! Just serve over ice and enjoy!

So hopefully you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!  Feel free to ask questions or tweak it however you like! It does take some getting use to!

ENJOY YA’ll!

 

(picture credit from buzzfeed.com, will update with a personal picture soon!)