Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Peruvian Style Roasted Chicken - Caity

I found this recipe at Whole Foods. It's easy to prepare and its really big on flavor without using a thousand ingredients. If you're a sick puppy like me and live for the chicken and turkey skin, you'll really like this chicken! 

Roasting a whole chicken is easier than it sounds and it gives you good leftovers that you can reheat or use to make sandwiches or salads with. I really like making roast chicken on Sunday because then I know I will have lunch ready to go that week. Plus it makes my apartment smell amaaaaaaaaazing! 

Its up to you if you want to truss the chicken or not. Trussing the chicken helps prevent the extremities from cooking faster than the rest of the chicken. We learned how to truss a chicken with this helpful video (warning: man in video makes lame jokes). 

Serve with potatoes or rice and a salad. Makes about 6 servings. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bacon & Jalapeño Corn Chowder - Caity

When it's raining outside, there is nothing I'd rather do than climb into bed with a hot bowl of soup and a good movie. Corn chowder has always been one of my favorite soups because I'm obsessed with corn! I also love bacon and this chowder is a great combination of both. This recipe based on a recipe from Bon Appetit magazine. 

Serves 4-5

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Creamer - Caity

I feel like I can't get enough pumpkin spice lattes lately. I will wake up early to get to Starbucks so I can get my fix before work. Then my mom sent me this recipe from the website, The Kitchn, and not only does it save me money but it gets me an extra 15 minutes of sleep which is amazing! 

You can use the pumpkin spice mix right away and make 2 lattes, or what I did was make 1 latte right away (yum!) then put the rest in the fridge and used it the next morning. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hungry High Schooler Beef Sandwiches - Caity

Have you ever come home from work or school and been so hungry you'll eat anything in sight? Pickles, chips, cookies, croutons, ice cream.... your hand.... I have! One time, I even poured the rest of the crumbled tortilla chip bag into the salsa jar and ate that. 

There is nothing better than coming home after a long day and being able to find something tasty and satisfying in the freezer. I used to eat a lot of these sandwiches in high school. My mom used to keep them in the freezer so I could heat them up when I got home from soccer practice (and since I was growing at that point, I'd eat dinner later too). This recipe makes about 12 sandwiches, depending on the size of bun you use. You can serve them all at once for a big group or freeze the leftovers and throw them in the microwave later.

Looking at the ingredients you might get a little weirded out. Chopped pickles and ketchup??? I promise its good! You have to try it!