Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Skillet Chili Lime Corn Recipe

I was looking for a new side dish to try.  This one popped out at me on Pinterest which linked up Rasamalaysia.  It forced me to pull out  my iron skillet.  I love that my grandmother gave it to me and she couldn't remember if it was hers or her mothers.  But that sucker is so heavy to pull out of the cabinet.  

12 oz. frozen corn
2 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 jalapeño chili, seeded and finely diced
1 1/2 tbsp. honey
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt, to taste
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves
3 tbsp. crumbled Mexican queso fesco or queso blanca

Heat ups skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium heat, add the melted butter and jalepeno.  Add the corn and cook.  Add the honey, cyenne pepper, salt, stir to cook well until the corns are caramelized.  Add the lime juice, stir to mix well.  Top with cilantro, cheese, pinch of cyenne pepper and serve immediately.

The dish turned out great but sadly not a great leftover dish.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

June Goals

I have been a terrible blogger as of late.  Not much of anything has been going on.

June Goals

**  Workout 4 times a week.

**  Make 2 ornaments.

**  Read one book.

**  Finish my cousin's baby gift

I did not make any goals for May and did not hit my April goals.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Derby Dreaming

One of the things I dream of doing is making it to the Kentucky Derby one year. No I am not big into horse racing but just the whole experience of one of the biggest events in the south. Those who know me well know I don’t like to wear hats, which is a requirement. And add to that the bigger the better.

But this one I think I would enjoy wearing. What is one event you dream of attending?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

BBQ Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Meatballs

I was looking for a new recipe to try.  I couldn't find anything in my cookbooks so I turned to the next best place, Pinterest.  The link goes to Slender Kitchen site.  

1 pound lean ground chicken
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
1/2 c. deducted fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. cilantro
1 egg
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. onions, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. BBQ sauce 

Preheat the oven to 425º.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.  
Mix together the chicken, jalapeno, cheese, cilantro, egg, cumin, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onions and garlic.
Roll into about 4 meatballs per serving. 
Bake for 20-25 minutes until completely cooked through.
While still hot, toss with your favorite BBQ sauce.

I used KC Masterpiece Sweet Chipotle Sauce.  These turned out really good.  But sadly not so good warmed up the next day.  

April Goals

I did well until the last two weeks of March.  I am so happy to see a new month to start it all over again.  

April Goals

**  Workout 4 days a week.

** Add in two days of strength workouts.

**  Finish an ornament.

** Finish the baby gift.  

March Goals

**  Finish G-man's project.  

I got oh so close to this one.  

** 5 workouts a week.

I didn't hit this one.  But did well the first half of the month.

**  Two morning workouts a week.

I didn't hit this one.  But did well the first half of the month.

**  Read 3 books.  

I only got two finished.  

**  Do one thing for myself.

I did this.  By getting some more sleep.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Goals

Wow!  Where is the year going?  This year has been such a blur.  I feel like I have not accomplished anything yet.  The third month of the year seems as good as any to start getting serious.

March Goals

**  Finish G-man's project.  

** 5 workouts a week.

**  Two morning workouts a week.

**  Read 3 books.  

**  Do one thing for myself.

February Goals

**  Five workouts a week.

Yeah only happened one week.  The joy of being sick for almost two weeks.

**  Read 5 books.

Nope didn't make it with this one either.  I slept to much.

**  Make an ornament.

I don't have 12 people to make one for so no big deal to skip a month.  

**  One thing for myself.

Does going to the doctor count while sick?  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bourbon Butter-Salted Pecan Ice Cream

I was searching around for a new recipe to try over the weekend.  I kept being drawn to something that had to be grilled.  Granted the temps got into the upper 60s over the weekend I just couldn't bring myself to pull it out.  I finally settled on making ice cream.  

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk
2 c. milk
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. table salt
1/2 tbsp. butter
1 c. pecans
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. bourbon

Whisk together first 6 ingredients; cover and chill 2 hours.  
Pour milk mixture into freezer container of 1 quart electric ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.  
Remove container with ice cream from the ice cream maker, and freeze 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook 1 c. coarsely chopped pecans and 1/2 tbsp. butter in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.  Spread pecans on wax paper, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt; cool completely.  Stir pecans and 2 tbsp. bourbon into prepared ice cream mixture.

It went perfect with blackberry cobbler.