Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Recipe!! (Year of Pinterest- #1)

Contrary to a friend's opinion, this is a piece of chicken breast and NOT a tonsil. Haha.

I am still in a blogging funk. Boohoo.Can't seem to find the motivation and the inspiration together in the same place at the same time. But I was shown an idea!! I was perusing through my online home-away-from-home, or one of them at least, Pinterest, and noticed someone had the guts to post "365 days of Pinterest." I was intrigued. Was someone really crazy enough to attempt that??! No way! I could never do something as awesome as attempting a Pinterest inspired project or tip or recipe every day for a year! Or could I ???

I thought... and thought... and decided HECK NO! I do not need something else to nag at me on a daily basis. Ha! But I could definitely handle one thing a week!! Then that concept would surely guarantee me a blog worthy report at least 52 times a year. At least in theory anyway... So, here I am gathering myself to present you with my first weekly project. I got the inspiration from a Pinterest and it led me to an awesome website full of yummy recipes. I suggest you go head over and check it out, when you get a chance. Table For Two, is its' name. Tell them I sent you. (Not that it matters. I just think it would be fun to baffle them.)

This is the recipe I tried tonight. They call it Chick-Fuh-Lay nuggets and sauce. WOW, was I impressed! Knocked my families socks off! I mean, we LOVE Chick-Fil-A!! But we have to drive 45 minutes out of town to enjoy it. And of course, we always get a craving for it on SUNDAY! (The day it is closed, for those of you unfamiliar folks...) And we LOVE the sauce. It is one of the reasons that make their food so good. Needless to say, we are happy happy people now that we can make a copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce recipe all by ourselves. I went ahead and made some homemade macaroni and cheese and got a fabulous seedless watermelon to go along with our dinner. Such a yummy spread, if I do say so myself. I will say, in our defense, we know (at least I know,) that it is, without a doubt, a sometimes meal. I promise we will not be making this 6 times a week or even 6 times a year for that matter. I mean, any chicken recipe that calls for powdered sugar in the coating and then deep frying?? It is something you save for special occasions. Maybe. ;-)

Anyway, I just want to go on the record and be held accountable. I will be blogging a recipe, tip, project or SOMETHING that I get the inspiration for on Pinterest. I will be sure to link to the original website and tell you all about it. I promise to even show you my failures. I am just cool like that...
Soooooo... please come back next week and check on me. I would appreciate your company. Thanks!! ;-)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cure Your Hiccups!!

Been crazy in our house lately! End of the school year with 4 kids makes life a little more difficult. (Who am I kidding. 4 kids is ALWAYS more difficult...) What has made it even more interesting is that my husband recently received a promotion (along with a shift change) at work. Hooray for promotions and accompanying pay raises!! However, it has turned our world upside down to say the least... SO, I haven't been inspired to do much blogging. Until this morning...
My lovely youngest daughter has had hiccups off and on for a few days now and as cute as she is, it is a tad annoying after a little while. (Just keeping it real. lol.) After the holding of breath and brotherly scaring failed to work, we got more serious in searching for answers. Then suddenly I recalled a fabulous remedy that hadn't been pulled out of my arsenal is quite some time. This bout of diaphragm spasms called for the big guns... So...
I had my daughter grab a glass of water and I searched the junk drawer (come on, you know you all have one...) until we found a book of matches that I was CERTAIN we must have. Then, I gave my daughter the whole "drink it all without stopping" speech, lit the match and extinguished it in the water. She drank it down quickly and she set the cup down. We stared at each other for half a minute or so waiting to hear the dreaded hick sound. Nothing. We began to giggle. Stared at each other a little bit more, waiting. STILL nothing. HOORAY!! Conquered the hiccups. Yep. Next mission?? Tell all the world about this free fail-proof cure. First stop- the blogosphere. ;-)
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