Monday, April 8, 2013

A few recipes

Hello, my name is Jami and this is my blog.  When it's Spring Break I blog every day and when we go back to school I decide to quit blogging.
Obviously we are back to our everyday boring life so in an attempt to make up stuff to blog about I thought I would share a few recipes with ya'll that I found on Pinterest.
I mentioned in a previous post about copy cat Chick-fil-A nuggets.  You can find the recipe here.  I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.  They do have a CFA taste to them.  Cooper doesn't like breading on chicken, but Cameron ate them up.  He may have eaten more than Steve.
You might want to hold on to your seats on this one, I made my own taco and chili seasonings.  I have cooked with both and both are good.   I feel like they weren't as heavy, if that makes sense.  They also didn't stink up the kitchen for hours.  You can find taco here and chili here.  If you are missing some of the spices and seasonings, try Aldi.  They have some for 99 cents, compared to $4-5 at Kroger.
If taco and chili seasonings weren't enough, I also made homemade granola.  I loved it!  My only suggestion would be adding a bit more peanut butter.  I plan on making a double batch and bagging it up in small baggies for Disney.  I have low blood sugar at times and this is a perfect snack to get rid of the shakes.  You can find it here.
I struggle with eating healthy lunches, I always end up with what the boys are having.  I found this a couple weeks ago.  I made it on a Sunday and ate it throughout the week.  I loved it.  I put some over salad mix for my very own Southwestern Salad.  The recipe will easily last all week long. 
Finally, last but not least... Nutella Brownies!  I couldn't make it all healthy.  I've made these twice now and I have to vow only make them when it's for a large group.  If you don't like Nutella, don't worry, it's not an overpowering taste.  It also calls for Cocoa and chocolate chips. 
Hope you get inspired to try something new.  I love the idea of making my own seasonings.  There is something out there that you are to use to replace cream of "something" soup.  Maybe that will be my next adventure.


ginmommy said...

Yum! I've gotten so bad about cooking, I need to try a few of these! :-)

Jill said...

Yum! Love granola and the Nutella brownies sound AWESOME! :)

Alicia Mcafee said...

Thanks! I've been waiting for this. I will definitely try these things.....esp the brownies! YUM! :)

Hers and His said...

I always buy spices at Aldi! They have some great deals! I will definitely try the granola. Yummmmm!