Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trying Three New Recipes

We've been trying some new recipes in the Everyday Foodie house.  Last Sunday we roasted a chicken, and then used the meat in a corn, chicken skillet dinner.


The recipe was from Food Network Magazine, and it was really easy to throw together.


We thought it was good, but better the next day for lunch.


On Monday we used the chicken up in another Food Network recipe, chipotle chicken enchiladas.


We thought this recipe was great, especially the sauce, which we'll definitely make again.  It would be good on any type of enchiladas.


They were filling enough that I only needed one for dinner.  Christopher had two, and there was lunch for the next day.


Last week I made a dessert to toss in the freezer for whenever we're craving an after dinner treat.  These PB bars taste like Reese's cups.


Chocolate PB Bars

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup margarine
1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups icing sugar
1 bag chocolate chips
peanuts to sprinkle on top (optional)

Melt together the PB and margarine.  Add in the cracker crumbs and icing sugar, and press into a parchment lined 9x13 pan.  Chill.  Melt the chocolate and spread over the top.  Sprinkle with peanuts if desired.  Freeze.  Cut into bars.  Best stored in freezer.


Do you like peanut butter and chocolate together?  
Have you tried any new recipes lately?

Friday, September 22, 2017

Five on Friday

1)  Lately we have been into the olive bread from our corner grocery store.


We are both carb-lovers, and this bread is perfect.  We toasted it up last weekend and dipped it into the yolks of our cloud eggs.

2)  Recently we used leftover chili up by making homemade fries, and topping them with the chili and a Velveeta cheese sauce.


3)  Last weekend we stayed in and relaxed, and cooked up king crab legs with baked potatoes for dinner.


This week flew by so fast, I didn't even have a chance to tell you about last weekend ...

4)  On Sunday Christopher made a giant pico de gallo omelet with bacon, just like the one I always order in Saskatoon.

 

Yum!  Cut in half, it was a lovely breakfast for two.  He always makes the best breakfasts.

5)  Last weekend we also roasted a chicken, which we used in dinner on Sunday and Monday (more on that in the next post).


Speaking of chicken, we also snacked on chicken wings some time over the weekend.


And just like that, it's the weekend again.

How was your week?  Do you ever make a new dish with leftover chili, such as chili fries or dogs?  What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cloud Eggs

Sunny-side-up, over-easy, poached, scrambled ... however you like your eggs, it's safe to say none of those eggs are as pretty as cloud eggs.


If you're looking to take your breakfast to a whole new level of extra, well then I have the recipe for you!  Cloud eggs are incredibly easy, and they taste better than I could have imagined.  I thought they might turn out slightly meringue-like due to whipping them, but instead they were perfectly fluffy and soft, with a gorgeous runny yolk.

Cloud Eggs

4 eggs
salt and pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (optional)
1/3 cup minced green onions (optional)

Preheat the oven to 450 F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment.  Separate your eggs, putting all the whites in a mixing bowl, and setting the yolks aside each in their own small bowl.  Season the whites with salt and pepper and whisk/beat until stiff peaks form (or somewhere between soft peaks and stiff peaks).  Use a spatula to gently fold in the optional ingredients.  Create four mounds on the parchment and indent the centers of each to look like little nests.  Bake until slightly golden, or about 3 minutes.  Carefully add an egg yolk to the center of each, season the yolk with salt and pepper, and bake an additional 3 minutes until yolk is just set.  Serve immediately.


A lovely way to start the day.


You can mix up the add-ins, using whatever you have on hand, or just make plain eggs with salt and pepper.

I think the only prettier breakfasts we've made were our beet breakfasts.

How do you like your eggs?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tetley Super Herbal Tea: Immunity

As the weather gets cooler and people stay inside more often, colds and other viral illnesses become more prevalent.  Vitamin C contributes to the healthy functioning of the immune system, and in the fall/ winter I like to supplement my vitamin intake.   

Tetley has introduced a new peach and orange tea with vitamin C, which allows you to get cozy with a cup of tea and boost your immune system all at once.


In addition to peach and orange the tea also includes beetroot, roasted chicory root, licorice root, ginger root, hibiscus flowers, apple, and rosehip.  It has a nice fruit flavour, and I found that the orange really stood out.

On the weekend we tried this tea in an iced beverage.

We steeped the tea with a cup of hot water for 5 minutes:


Then cooled it and poured it over ice:


Finally, we topped the cup off with ginger ale:


It had a really light flavour when cooled and iced, and with 1/3 cup of ginger ale per drink, it wasn't too sweet.  It would also be great with a bit of honey for those who like a sweeter tea.

We drink a lot of tea in our house, so this will be gone in no time!

Do you drink tea?  Have you tried Tetley's Immunity tea? 

* The tea was provided to me free of charge.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Week of Meals

Last weekend when we got home from Saskatoon, and before our plumbing issues started, Christopher made dak galbi for dinner while I worked on the pavlova for dessert.

 

The leftovers were lunches for a couple of days.

On Monday evening I BBQd burgers and made salad, while Christopher fixed the broken tap/sprinkler hose hook-up on the side of the house.


Dinner on Tuesday evening was a large salad with chickpeas (1/2 can).


On Wednesday evening we had salmon and sweet potato fries, with a grainy mustard dip.


The rest of the chickpeas were great in Thursday's chili dinner.


Chili is even better the next day, and we both enjoyed it for lunch on Friday.

Last night we BBQd some wild duck that our friends Jessie and Chris had given us a while back.  We thawed it, soaked it in milk and soy sauce (to reduce the gaminess), and then dried it well, seasoned it with salt and pepper, and threw it on the grill.

After chopping it up, we used the duck in hard tacos with mango chutney, seaweed, and kimchi.


These tacos might sound weird, but they were great!  We figured the sweet chutney would pair well with the spicy/sour kimchi, the savoury duck, and the salty seaweed.  It was a great combination, and I think Christopher devoured about five tacos!

Breakfasts most of last week included toasted, homemade bread with fruit on the side.


We cleaned the house and did laundry on Thursday, and got groceries on Friday, so this weekend we can just relax, snack, and enjoy each other's company.  We're trying a couple new meals in the next few days, so those will be coming up in posts this week.

What are you up this weekend?  
Did you make any delicious eats last week?
Have you ever had wild duck?