Thursday, February 23, 2012

General Tso's Chicken

I found a great recipe for this typical take out treat and it was a big hit last night!  Check it out here.

I used a combination of white and dark meat because we had it on hand.  Also, I forgot broccoli at the store so we used red peppers and green beans.  Overall, pan frying the chicken made a huge mess, but it was so delicious I'll risk it again.  Just as good as the real thing minus the MSG!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cowboy Caviar

We had this at our personal Super Bowl party and it's awesome!
1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can shoepeg corn, drained and rinsed
a handful of cherry tomatoes or 2-3 roma tomatoes, diced
2 diced avocados, ripe but still firm
1/4 to 1/2 cup prepared pico de gallo (you can leave this out and just use some fresh green onions)
handful cilantro, chopped finely
2 limes, juiced
ground pepper and salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with tortilla chips!