Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tangy Ranch Chicken - French's Mustard

I am the first to admit that I am not much of a cook. I can follow a recipe, well, all recipes I've worked with so far! This year I've been cooking a lot more while maintaining that I'm not much of a cook. I've also taken it upon myself to try many new recipes...and, no, I can't blame pinterest! I have used a couple I've found there, but most of them have come from other sources, including the one I'm going to talk about today! I first saw it on the back of a French's Mustard bottle:

I kept this picture on my phone for use until I had to clear my photos, so then I had to google for it and there were actually some very slight differences, as you can see by clicking here! Since that time, I've skipped the marinating step and it makes no difference in the taste but makes a huge difference in prep time!

I obviously have a lot to learn in way of taking foodie pictures, but here are three of the steps, but I believe they show the beginning to end result! I have lost track of how many times I've made this for dinner, but tonight was one of them...

 I usually cook the 4 chicken breasts as the recipe calls for, but I only make half the recipe for the sauce, we still usually have some leftover to use as extra. So far, every time I've made this meal, I've served it with rice and salad. Most times we have tortillas on hand to use for wraps. These are just my ideas for this meal. It is really good and even my husband, who is not a huge fan of mustard, likes the recipe a lot, too! Go try it for your family and let me know what everyone thinks! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

KFC - something's different

KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, just to be clear! The above is a typical two piece meal, two pieces of original recipe chicken, one side and a biscuit. Hmm...something is different...but what?

Here's a closer look at the chicken....still look like normal pieces of KFC chicken? Or does it?

There's something missing? Yep, no can now get boneless original recipe chicken in your meals and buckets. If it isn't one of the meals already set up for boneless, you just pay 25 cents per piece to substitute boneless. 

I had to wonder how this would be different from their Original Recipe bites, except for size! I have had the opportunity to eat this on two occasions. The first time didn't really taste the original recipe flavor much. The second was a lot closer in taste! Some of you may have seen the commercial for this product, which made me laugh and roll my eyes the first time I saw it:

Now, in reality it isn't quite as shocking and as you can see above, the box didn't have the same crumb stuff left, but I gotta say it was nice to not have the bones and it didn't seem as messy or greasy to eat. I do wish there was more of the original recipe flavor, but, yes, I would pay the extra money for less hassle and mess.

The KFC twitter account is asking for pics of your "I ate the bones" moment and giving away free "chicken checks"to some of the entrants, so I did one better and wrote this review! Here is my entry, what do you think?

So, try it out, tell me what you think! What is your favorite, original recipe or extra crispy? What is your must have side dish? I'm definitely original recipe with mashed potatoes and gravy! Although, gotta say, I like the old gravy much better than this newer one...and, yes, I know it's been years since the change! Ok, go, eat, and share your thoughts below! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blue Plate Diner

I am a graduate of West Jordan High School and am proud to be counted among some wonderful Jaguar alumni, but I blogged about that a few days ago, you can read all about that here. This month's breakfast gathering was at a little hole in the wall called Blue Plate Diner!

It has been my experience that oftentimes these little hole in the wall places are the absolute best finds! I would say that applies to Blue Plate Diner!

This place is hopping busy! The ambiance is friendly old style awesomeness! Even more perfect with a little bit of old America thrown in with the old ads around the room and the old license plates! Really liked the Presidential place mats!

I ordered the "Classic with Meat" with bacon, of course! Darwin so perfectly described their bacon by saying it is "to die for"!

Have you been there? What do you think?

Friday, June 7, 2013

National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day! Did you know that? How are you celebrating? For those that are close to a Krispy Kreme, they are giving away free donuts! Locally, here in the Salt Lake Valley, Dunford Bakery is giving $1 off a dozen donuts!

A little history lesson, why National Donut Day? Apparently, it was created by The Salvation Army to honor the women who served donuts to the soldiers in World War I. That was in 1938! It was started as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Anyway, the history goes on from there and you are welcome to google it for more information! Needless to say, the first Friday of June, every year is National Donut Day!

My little group chose Dunford Bakey in West Jordan and even though they didn't have all our favorites out, we got a variety instead of our usual...most everyone I know loves their chocolate chocolate donuts! YUM!

What did you do to celebrate? What is your favorite donut?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Arby's: New KING'S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef Sandwiches

I love King's Hawaiian rolls! They are very delicious!

I am also a fan of Arby's roast beef sandwiches!

Several months ago I noticed in a local grocery store that King's Hawaiian started selling buns for hot dogs and hamburgers and other items, check out the products section of their website.

Then a few weeks ago, I saw the above tv commercial for the new King's Hawaiian Roast Beef sandwich, where the guy claims it is "ono" and I instantly wanted to try this sandwich!

Recently, I finally got the chance and I gotta say, I LOVE IT! The bread and roast beef combine for the most wonderful flavor! This will definitely be my go to sandwich upon every Arby's visit from now on...for as long as it is on the menu! (Disclaimer: I paid for my own sandwich and was not compensated or paid in any way for this post, the opinions are all my own!)

I fully believe it should be made part of the regular menu and not just a limited time item! So, go...try it...NOW, GO! Then, come back and let me know what YOU think!