Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

I had some frozen overripe bananas in the freezer and needed to make some room, so I went hunting for a different banana bread recipe.  Sure, I can make the same old (delicious) recipe that I always do, but I wasn't feeling it.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it.

It was so yummy, and it kept for 2 weeks in the fridge - yes TWO weeks.  Amazing.  Try it now - you'll love it!

My disclaimer - my picture looks nowhere near as nice as these but I"m just an amateur photographer who loves food...sorry!

You can find the yummy recipe here at - so good!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Chicken in Milk - This is a Must Try!!

I purchased a few whole chickens from the grocery store last week at a killer price, $4.00!!  I like chicken, and I know it's good for you, but I get so tired of the same old roasted chicken.

Thank goodness for Pinterest!

I came across this recipe, and decided to give it a whirl.  I have never made anything (protein-wise) in milk before, but I know it's a fairly common thing.  I'm assuming it's supposed to break down the meat and make it nice and tender, and based on the outcome of this meal, my assumption proves correct!  Thank you Jamie Oliver!

This was easy to put together, used very few ingredients, and really gave my family a bang for our buck.  The meal was amazing.  I served it with egg pancakes (if you have been reading my blog you know this is my low-carb alternative to rice or pasta) and my amazing mixed bean salad.  I LOVE making a huge batch to eat all week, and I LOVE that my family loves it too.  If I don't have to force vegetables (read: fiber) on my family, then I've scored big time.

Jamie's recipe can be found here

His recipe is super simple and straight forward, but I made a couple of changes.  I used butter instead of olive oil to brown the chicken, I left the sage out (because I didn't have any) and I used lemon juice (I didn't have any lemons).  I am 100% certain that lemon zest would have been so much tastier, but the bottled juice did the trick in a pinch.  I also made the executive decision to use a can of coconut milk rather than regular milk.  Wow was this ever good.