Archive | December, 2011

Spiked Banana Egg Nog

29 Dec

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I know I sure did. I spent it with the ones I love. I have such an amazing family. It is always so much fun when we get together. I know myself, like many others, have a difficult time getting through the holiday season. When you think about those people who are no longer here, it’s not easy. It makes me sad that my Dads can’t be here to create more memories with our family but what makes me happy is being able to cherish the moments I have with my family who is still here. Family is a very important part of life. Be grateful for what you have because you never know what tomorrow brings. On another note, Egg Nog is a very popular drink this time of year. Spiked Egg Nog is even better. Whip up a couple batches of this for your NYE celebrations.

Ingredients: 

2 cups Vanilla Egg Nog

2 Small Bananas

2 Shots of Vanilla Vodka

2 Shots White Rum

Cup of ice

 

Directions: 

Blend all ingredients in a Blender until smooth.

Serve and Enjoy! 🙂

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Greek Chicken Feta Wraps

22 Dec

Hey Loves! I hope you all are ready for Christmas because we only have a few days left. If you haven’t done any shopping you better get on it! Between working my full time and part time job, plus getting ready for Christmas, I haven’t had much time for cooking. Here is a quick recipe for Greek Feta Chicken Wraps that you can throw together on any hectic night. There are no specific measurements for this recipe. Just eyeball it and put as much as you like. Well not so much where you can’t close the wrap. Enjoy! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Chicken Breast
  • Chopped Cucumbers
  • Kalamata Olives Pitted
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Greek Style Feta Dressing
  • Whole Grain Tortilla Wraps
Directions:
1. Arrange all ingredients on the tortilla wrap.
2. Roll and EAT! Enjoy 🙂

French Toast Crunch

12 Dec

Good Morning Loves! Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a great weekend because of course we are now back to our regularly scheduled program. I don’t know about y’all but Mondays are usually  a drag. It’s the first day after the weekend and day 1 of 5 of the work week for most. Who really would like Monday?! Come on guys!! lol. Even though it is Monday, just like every other day, breakfast is a must! I know we all have heard over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast gives you fuel and energy you need to get you through the day. So y’all know we need breakfast on a Monday morning. Now unfortunately, I don’t wake up in time to cook breakfast in the morning. I can barely get out of the bed, soooooo breakfast for me this morning will consist of yogurt and a grapefruit. Saturday morning I did get a chance to make some delicious French Toast Crunch. This recipe is a simple quick weekend breakfast that can be prepared or you can even make it during the week if you are unlike me and have a extra 20 minutes to spare. 🙂

French Toast Crunch

By: Sonia “Blade”

Ingredients:

5 slices of Bread

2 Eggs

1/4 cup Reduced fat milk

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1 1/2 cup Cinnamon toast crunch cereal (crushed, place cereal in a zip lock bag and crush cereal using the bottom of a mug or rolling pin)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon until well blended.
  3. Coat each side of each piece of bread in the egg mixture. Then coat each side with the crushed cereal.
  4. Place toast in oven on a baking pan and rack and cook for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and toasty.
Serving suggestions: Honey butter and syrup. Brown sugar bananas or whipped cream.

A Glance at the National Harbor DC

9 Dec

I hope everyone had a wonderful day. I wanted to share a few pictures with you so you could get a glance of the National Harbor in DC. I don’t live far from DC so we  hang out in the city pretty often. A couple days ago we went to see the Christmas tree, Ketchup, and Cake Love before we took a trip to the mall and went shopping. It was a great and busy day.

 

Mongolian Beef

2 Dec

What is your favorite happy hour place?… The fiance’ and I usually go to PF Chang for happy hour every time we go see a movie. I mean it is right next door, but it’s also really really good! PF Chang has happy hour every day from 3pm to 6pm. There are not many places that have happy hour every single day. One of the things I like to get off the menu besides those delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps, would be the Mongolian Beef. Juicy beef strips with a sweet sauce and a hint of spice. What’s not to love? Eating out can get a bit pricey so I decided to make my own Mongolian Beef at home. Why not? I think I will give myself a pat on the back. I won’t order this out anymore if I can make it at home. Well… maybe I will lol. Next are those chicken lettuce wraps.

Mongolian Beef

By:  Sonia “Blade”

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 lb Flank Steak (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 onion (cut into thin strips)
  • 1/4 tsp Cornstarch
  • 3 Scallions (cut into small pieces)
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet or wok.
  2. Saute garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add sliced yellow onion and saute for about 2 mins.
  3. Add flank steak to the pan and saute until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir in soy sauce, water, brown sugar and cornstarch and let simmer. Add crushed red pepper flakes to taste.
  5. Top with sliced scallions and serve.