Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Social.. Food

Sunday Social
 Having fun with these Link ups!


1. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I think that would be French Toast.. O...M...G...

2. What's your guilty pleasure/comfort food?
Reese's Peanut Butter cups..  Milk and Oreos.. Reese's Peanut Butter cups.. 
Ok, I have decided Milk and Oreos

3. What's the weirdest/craziest thing you've ever eaten?
I think this would have to be Seared Ahi Tuna.. I had to try it when I worked at PF Changs. Although I love sushi, I could NOT get this down.

4. What foods do you avoid at all costs?
Anything fast food. I am quickly realizing there is absolutely nothing nutritious about it.  Oh, and coconut. Can someone say gag???

5. What meal reminds you of your childhood?
Lasagna.. I cannot remember the last time I had it and my mom can make a GREAT one!

6. Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.

Mexican Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 cup salsa, divided
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, sliced
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400*.  Season chicken with taco seasoning.  Bake uncovered in greased 2 quart casserole dish for 20 minutes.  Spoon 1/2 cup salsa evenly over chicken.. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, and top with remaining salsa, avocado slices, and cheese.  Bake, uncovered, 5 more minutes.

***If I want to change it up a bit, I do chopped jalapenos and black sliced olives. (super yummy!)
***Use a mild salsa because the taco seasoning gives it a KICK!
***Add some black beans for a side dish and you are good!

If you haven't had a chance to read what a WONDERFUL cook I am, let me fill you in that at times the kitchen is not my friend. So I have always stuck to easy things and avoided the kitchen at all costs. Then one year my grandmother gave me this cookbook:



..And the kitchen has slowly become my friend. The recipe above is from this cookbook. When I lived in Athens, this was one of the first things I cooked for Coach when he came over for dinner. (I had to start out easy.. I couldn't be embarrassing myself ya know!) It is now one of his FAVORITE dishes and we actually had it for dinner the other night! 

I have made several recipes from this book and it has also helped me broaden the horizon, if you will, in the sense of adding to a recipe or trying different things in that recipe. If I am ever stuck on what to cook I always turn to this for something new. And it's easy to make it as healthy as possible, too!

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! 

HAPPY COOKING!


Lots of Love,
AshLee

3 comments:

Jess said...

I am not a fan of coconut! Worst "food" ever. Stopping by from the link up!

Baseball-Diamonds & Hairspray said...

Oh it's awful! Thanks for stopping by to visit! :o)

Tif said...


Found you thru the Sunday Social! Happy new follower! YAY!

Tif
Ramblings of a Southern Belle
http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

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