Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Great Idea Thursdays 66

Welcome everyone.  Krista, from A Handful of Everything, and I would like to bring you:


Starts: Wednesday @ 6:00pm EST  Ends: Sunday @ 11:59pm 

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Here's what I've been doing since last time:


Now for my features from last week...in no specific order (I also share these on GooglePlus, facebook, and twitter. Make sure you check out Krista's page too.  She has different features.

Tailgate Tots from Florassippi Girl

How to Make Salt-Brined Salmon from Little Owl Crunchy Momma

Pumpkin Oatmeal from Somebody's Dinner 
Most Viewed Posts:

Watermelon Cookies from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack
Balance Your Life Week 1:  Overcoming Fear from My Sweet Mission
11 Uses or Squash Seeds from Little House Living

On to the link party.  Here are the usual rules.

*Please follow your host and co-host on any or all social media 

Host:  Krista from- 
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Co-Host:  Me Joybee--









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Joybee, What's for Dinner?

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*Remember to link directly to your blog post not just your home page.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad

Left over rotisserie chicken,  shredded,  marinated in tequila and lime juice topping green lettuce and tortilla chips.


Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad:  Left over rotisserie chicken,  shredded,  marinated in tequila and lime juice topping green lettuce and tortilla chips.




Rotisserie chickens are wonderful.  They taste great and are usually cheaper than whole chickens (at least here) that still need to be cooked. We try to pick up a rotisserie chicken once a month, or more, and this is one meal from the chicken.   Two meals (for 2) were just chicken and  sides. Then we had 2 meals (also for 2) of salads topped with chicken. Finally we were left with mostly carcass which I was able to pick off about 1 cup of meat.  This is what I used for our final meal (for 2) of tequila lime chicken taco salad.  I love that we can get 6 meals from a 6 dollar chicken.

Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad:  Left over rotisserie chicken,  shredded,  marinated in tequila and lime juice topping green lettuce and tortilla chips.

If you follow this blog you know that I love taco salad. I think I could turn just about anything into taco salad. I also had avocados (from my 3 for $1 purchase that I mashed with lime and froze) that I planned to turn into guacamole so that sealed my decision.  Then I saw a bottle of tequila and some limes and my plain chicken taco salad morphed into tequila lime chicken taco salad.

Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad:  Left over rotisserie chicken,  shredded,  marinated in tequila and lime juice topping green lettuce and tortilla chips.


Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad


Ingredients:

1/4 cup lime juice
1/8 cup tequila
Grated zest of 1 lime (optional)
1 Tbsp minced gatlic
1 Tbsp minced shallot(s)
Habanero flakes to taste (or cayenne, or hot sauce)
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad:  Left over rotisserie chicken,  shredded,  marinated in tequila and lime juice topping green lettuce and tortilla chips.

Mix together all ingredients and place in a zipper bag and marinate for at least 1 hour.

Heat the chicken and marinade, in a frying pan over medium heat, until excess liquid evaporates (just a few minutes) and the garlic and shallots are cooked and fragrant

Serve chicken atop lettuce and tortilla chips with your favorite toppings. I used cilantro, green onions, tomatoes, jalapeƱos (for my husband), and guacamole.

Serves 2.  Finish with a shot of tequila or a Margarita :)

Enjoy.

Tequila Lime Chicken Taco Salad:  Left over rotisserie chicken,  shredded,  marinated in tequila and lime juice topping green lettuce and tortilla chips.



Linked to:  Two cup, Tasty Tuesday, Tickle my Tastebuds, Wonderful wed, Wed Roundup, Cook Craft Share, Full Plate, Eat Create, Freedom Fri, Foodie Friends


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cucumber Bites

Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.


Cucumber Bites:  Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.



I first saw this simple appetizer on google plus from +Sara Zenner (Bitz & Giggles).  She topped the cucumber slices with fresh dill that looked amazing.  I didn't have fresh dill so I tried to sprinkle on some dried that just doesn't look as good (oh well).  She also used cream cheese while I used Boursin.  I love Boursin and keep it regularly stocked in my freezer--I don't know if you are supposed to freeze it but it doesn't seem to hurt it.  These cucumber bites are so easy to put together, it takes no time, you just slice, spread with cheese, and top with cucumber slices.

Cucumber Bites:  Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.

This snack/appetizer would be nice to serve at any party and I believe it's even nice to have as a football snack.  I know most people think of wings, bacon, chips, and heavier fare when it comes to football snacks but in my opinion if you can pick it up and eat it while watching the game it's okay.  My husband didn't mind, and actually enjoyed, eating these during the game.  If you wanted to make these more filling maybe you could add a slice of sandwich meat to the combo.  It's nice to have something relatively healthy to mix with the beer and chips.  So put this appetizer out with your gameday spread and I think you will be pleasantly surprised that it gets eaten and enjoyed.

Cucumber Bites:  Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.


Cucumber Bites

Modified slightly from Bitz & Giggles recipe

Ingredients:

Multigrain baguette, sliced
Boursin cheese, at room temperature (for easier spreading)
1 cucumber, sliced
Dried dill

Cucumber Bites:  Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.

Take each slice of baguette and spread it with some cheese (I used the garlic and fine herb flavor).  Then top with a cucumber slice or two (depending on how big your baguette is).  Lastly sprinkle with dill.  Easypeasy.

Enjoy.

Cucumber Bites:  Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.



Linked to:  Pretty Pintastic, Best of the Weekend, See ya in the Gumbo, Merry Mon, Two Cup, Tasty Tues, Tickle my Tastebuds, Wonderful Wed, Wed Roundup, Cook Craft Share, Full Plate, Eat Create, Freedom Fri, Foodie Friends


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Great Idea Thursdays 65.1

Welcome everyone.  Krista, from A Handful of Everything, and I would like to bring you:



We will be pinning every entry to pinterest.  Follow our board.



Here's what I've been doing since last time:


Now for my features from last week...in no specific order (I also share these on GooglePlus, facebook, and twitter. Make sure you check out Krista's page too.  She had different features.

15 Easy Dump Cake Recipes for Fall from This Silly Girl's Life


11 Uses for Squash Seeds from Little House Living


Now on to the Party:

*Please follow your host and co-host on any or all social media

Host:  Krista from- 
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Co-Host:  Me Joybee--









*Grab a party button and put it somewhere on your blog (or text link back to us).

Joybee, What's for Dinner?

*Click on at least two other links and please leave a comment (I know I love getting comments).

*Remember to link directly to your blog post not just your home page.

This is an extension of last weeks GIT65




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