Monday, September 22, 2008


Robert gets to come home for lunch these days and I love it! The challenge is, we have a mini-fridge so we don't keep groceries stocked up. That means we have to come up with a few days worth of meals with just a few groceries. Here's what we came up with.

We bought chicken breast strips, tortillas, Caesar salad mix, ranch dressing and some other things that have nothing to do with this post :-) What did we do with all of this lovely goodness? We put it together.

Using the special seasoning I always use, I smothered the chicken with it, put it in a pan, and cooked the chicken. I also put a capful of liquid smoke in the pan.

After the chicken was cooked, I placed it on a pan on some paper towels to let it dry a little. This is where Robert and I took different directions.

Robert put his salad mix (greens, croutons, Parmesan cheese) on a tortilla, followed by chicken and Caesar dressing.

I put my chicken on a plate with some Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and shredded cheddar and microwaved it until the cheese was melted. THEN I put my salad mix on the tortilla, the chicken and Ranch dressing.

Both of us finished lunch saying, "That was really good!" Try it. Make it your own :-) Make it EASY!

From My Kitchen to Yours, Good Eats!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New House, New Town, Same Old GOOD Food!

Sorry it's been so long... not that anyone is really reading this, but if you are, I apologize! We moved and in the last 3 months I have barely lifted a finger in the kitchen. It's been sad... and expensive! Sonic is right up the road and oh how I love a chili cheese coney (ex-long!). Anyway, I have a recipe I wanted to share, so I thought, "What else am I doing?"

LAST Saturday (6th), we tailgated for the first time since moving back to Tuscaloosa. It was GREAT. My favorite part of tailgating is the food. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, mac & cheese, potato salad, salsa, baked beans... and pulled pork. That's what I'm writing about today. It was the best pulled pork EVER and I made it! I actually had a girl comment, "You made this? I didn't know people could make this...." I guess she was under the impression that it was from a restaurant or something. :-)

Here's what we did -

15 Lbs of pork (we were cooking for 40-50 college students)
Jen's Special Seasoning
2 TBSP Liquid Smoke

Cover the meat with a good layer of the seasoning on all sides and on each side, drizzle some of the liquid smoke. Place the meat in a roasting pan in the oven for 8 hours on 200 degrees... PERFECTION.

I made a homemade BBQ sauce to go on it and that was probably the best part. I'm not sure if I can share that just yet. We are considering bottling it - that's how good it was. :-) Until next time, From My Kitchen to Yours, Good Eats!