Garlic and Brown Sugar (and Onion) Chicken. And some PO-TAY-TOES!!

Yum Yum Food Time!! Wiiiiith BECKY!!!!!

I got very much used to Brandon cooking meals. Which was awesome! But as all things change, so did this. (You mean I have to get off the couch and be a grown up!?)
And I got tired very quickly of hearing “what’s for dinner?” every night.
“What’s for dinner?”
“Food”
“What kind of food?”
“The good kind of food”
“What good kind of food?”
“The kind you eat.”
“What good kind of food that you eat?”
“The kind you are gonna get.”
“What is it?”
“Food.”

And so on and so forth…
Till he got tired of asking.

He still does cook. Mostly meat. Especially steak.
I love it when he cooks. Sometimes he surprises me.
Like yesterday.
The menu was grilled cheese and soup. It was a blustery, rainy, grey, perfect day for grilled cheese and soup.
He surprised me by making chicken noodle from scratch!
Then he surprised me again when he said he didn’t know how to make grilled cheese…
Apparently he is unsure which side of the bread to butter…
The complexity of buttered bread is always a mystery to mankind….

Today’s meal choice is was vague… chicken and potatoes…
Good job Becky… vague chicken and potatoes.

I didn’t want to take a whole lot of time with it though. SO for your enjoyment, a quick dinner. About 10 minutes prep, 30 minutes cook time (At the most)

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
3 tsp. Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
4 Tbs. Brown Sugar
(I added onion, cause I love onion)

Saute garlic (AND ONION!!!) in the olive oil till tender.
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Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
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Lightly grease baking dish and cover chicken with brown sugar garlic (AND ONION) mixture.
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Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 500 for 15-30 minutes! And done!
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SIDE DISH!!

Fried Potatoes

Easy peasy side dish. Thank you to my dear friend Hannah for this awesome recipie.

CHOP!
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OIL!
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FRY!!!
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BE CAREFUL!!!!
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Seriously. Be careful. Grease spatter hurts.

Yum Yum Seriously.
Look at that
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That’s all.

Have fun!
DFTBA

Becky

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Halloween Treats

So I have a friend.
And her tradition has become doing a Halloween party after Halloween.

It’s pretty much awesome.

My treat I brought this year was deviled eggs. But not just any deviled eggs.
Oh no.
I added some Halloween pizazz to them!!

Buwah hahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!

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Behold!!! Deviled spider eggs!!!

Thank you to my hub-bub for pealing the eggs and slicing the olives… I mean… SPIDERS!!

As is required at any awesome Halloween party, such as the one we attended, costumes are excepted.

An in the vast sea of costume choices, it can become difficult to pick one. Should I go classic? Scary? Cliche? Easy? I was really at a loss. What I needed was inspiration.
And I found it!

If you haven’t seen this music video yet, you need to!

Seriously! Stop reading and watch this! The Creep

So here we are!!

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We just couldn’t help but be a creep!

Creeping on Sarah.

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Creeping on me.

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Creeping on Brandon.

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Pretty much just creeping.

Between all our creeping our lovely hippie host Hannah taught us a new game.

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While the prim and proper house wife Sarah dished up some delicious banana splits!

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We had an awesome time!
And since you guys are do awesome! And I’m suffering from a post Halloween sugar high! Here are some photos for your enjoyment!

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A peach for the teach!

I was on vacation for a week! Woot!

While I was gone I was apparently missed by some of the kids. I guess not all missed me. Which is not uncommon. Lol. Not that they hate me or anything but ya know how it is. You walk in and go “hey guys! I’m back!” and they are like ” oh, you left?”

Kids *shakes head*

Anyway, one of the kids who DID miss me brought me a gift!

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A peach!

It was tasty!
She was very proud to give it to me. And she missed me a lot. So Yeay!!

A peach for the teach!

Have a fantastic Saturday!

Becky

Cupcakes for 2

Ok ok. I know what you’re thinking…

I’m blogging twice today and making an attempt to make up for lost blog time…

But this was WAY too important to not blog about.

And I mean epically important.

World ending important.

Your life will never be the same important!

That’s how important!

“what could be so important?” you ask.

Cupcakes. That’s what important.

Why are these cupcakes so life shattering important?

Because you only make 2.
That may sound lame. You could make a whole 24 cupcakes. But if you are like me, when that time strikes at 8:30 at night and you want something fresh, delicious and easily made the last thing you want to do is pull out all your baking supplies and equipment and spend the next 2 hours baking 24 cupcakes that you will eat 2 of and then let the other 22 mold on your counter.

So while on Stumbleupon.com (my new favorite time spender!) I found this AMAZING recipe for just 2 cupcakes to satisfy that small late night craving!

It took me 5 minutes to whip up an 10 to bake.

So thank you to the first blogger, How Sweet It Is created this recipe! If I met you we would be friends!

So here it is!

1 egg white
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon heaping baking powder
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with 2 liners.
In a bowl, add egg white and sugar and whisk. Add in vanilla and melted butter and stir until mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt, stir until smooth. Stir in milk. Divide into 2 cupcake liners. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Let cool and frost.

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As a topping I used the same site and found a white chocolate frosting. I didn’t have white chocolate so I used semi sweet chocolate. And I halved the recipe cause it’s for a full thing of frosting. But I’ll give you the full recipe and you can halve it on your on.

Whit chocolate frosting
1 stuck butter, @ room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 oz white chocolate, or semi sweet
1-2 tablespoons milk (or more as needed)

Cream butter until fluffy then add vanilla. Add 1 tablespoon milk and powders sugar 1/2 cup at a tine. Add in melted chocolate. Add more powdered sugar or milk till desired consistency is reached.

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AAAAAAAND……

Ta da!

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Frosted cupcake!

In all honesty I was so anxious to eat this that I didn’t wait till it cooled completely and my frosting kind of melted. But it was still SCRUMPTIOUS!!

Warning: drink with milk or coffee!

Enjoy!

Becky