Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review Day Tuesday

Since the hubby and I moved Mohan's has been our place to grab a bite to eat when I don't feel like cooking.

Recently we went to dinner with my mom... Matt and I both ordered a New Albion Ale. New Albion was recently resurrected under the supervision Boston Brewing Company and the founder from when it went defunct in the 70's. It was pretty smooth and not very hoppy... I thought it was pretty good....

 We started off with the Spinach Artichoke Dip.... The dip was good but......

As you can see it was watery.... Which was a little disappointing, even more so when you got towards the end.... :(

My mom got their soup of the day, as part of her dinner..... I can't remember what it was... maybe beef vegetable?? She really enjoyed it.... Their soup has always been good every time I've had it...

 I got a side salad with ranch dressing..... It's been awhile since I've had ranch and was really craving it! :oP

My mom and I finally gave in and got the chicken dinner....  We were at the "Home of Universal Fried Chicken and Ribs" so we needed to give it a try! It included 4 pieces of their famous chicken which is breaded and pressure fried. As my other side I got a baked potato... By the time I had the spinach artichoke dip, salad, baked potato and the 2 small pieces of chicken... I was stuffed! The chicken was awesome! Very juicy and lots of flavor. This meal is fit for a king!.... or queen ;)

The hubby ordered the Buffalo Burger with Bacon... Which was gigantic! He gave his seal of approval :)

As I mentioned before Mohan's is our new go to spot...  It's a great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat... They even have a 6 pack shop with a bunch of craft beers and also have a decent amount on tap. Two Thumbs Up from me! :)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review Day Tuesday

Woo Hoo my 100th Post!!!!!

I'm baking my Mom's Zucchini Cake in celebration!!

The hubby and I were invited to the Freedom Farms Magazine Release a couple weekends ago at their home market. The release party was open to CSA members and bloggers.

Freedom Farms is run by the King Family, they currently have a show on GAC TV called Farm Kings, which just started it's 2nd season.

There were doughnuts and coffee from Boldy's Bakery. Which I have to say it was the best damn doughnut that I have ever had!!!

Part of the magazine release was that we got first pick of the produce for the day.

Holy Potatoes!!! Look at those huge buggers at the top left!!

TOMATO BASIL PIE!!!!! YUUUUUUMMMMM!!!! If you go, buy one and buy me one too!!! :)

Freedom Farms was also launching their line of baby food during the magazine release.

We ended up buying almost all of our grocerys for the week at the store... That night we had the Tomato Basil Pie for dinner... OH MY GOD! If you didn't pick up what I was saying before, this pie is to DIE for!!! I really could go for some!

Here is dinner from the next night, sausage stuffed banana peppers and black bean and corn salsa. We got the banana peppers, corn, red onion and green peppers for this meal from the farm.

Last but not least... This was in the pint of strawberries we got from the farm, a heart! :) They were also the best strawberries that I've had this season!

Everything we bought from Freedom Farms was great! We have a few canned goods that we bought that we still have to dig into. I highly suggest at stopping by one of their locations!

P.S. We also bought a few chicken breasts. The hubby grilled up some for dinner last night and they were sooooooooooo good! :) I ended up cutting the 2 breasts into 8 pieces because they were so big!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Homemade Saturday

Yeah, I know it's been awhile.... I've been cooking but just haven't had the time to post lately :oP

I've been wanting to make these Chai Spice Doughnuts from On Sugar Mountain for a while now... Found the recipe when I was looking for one to make baked mini doughnuts.... I bought 2 pans at a garage sale almost a year ago and thought it was time to use them :oP You know how it goes by now... I always change it up a little!

Chai Spice Doughnuts

  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 stick of butted, melted for dipping

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Combine milk and vinegar and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Combine sugar with Cinnamon, Cardamon, Cloves and Nutmeg until well mixed. 
  • Remove 3/4 cup sugar for the actual doughnut batter, set aside the remaining 1 1/2 cups for later.
  • In a large bowl combine the 3/4 cup sugar/spice mixture with flour, baking powder, and salt. Open the chai tea bag and stir contents into the flour mixture. 
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together milk/vinegar mixture with melted butter, egg, and vanilla.
  • Pour wet ingredient mixture over dry ingredient mixture and stir with wooden spoon until just combined and the batter looks smooth.(Yeah, I know that is not smooth below :oP)
  • Spray doughnut pan with cooking spray and fill cavities 1/2 full with doughnut batter.
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes, or until doughnuts spring back when lightly touched or a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Melt the stick of butter in a small bowl and set up your dipping station with the butter and left over sugar.
  • Working 2 to 4 a time, dip doughnuts in melted butter, then place in the sugar mixture. Gently toss/shake to cover the dough.
  • Place the covered doughnuts on a baking pan covered with parchment paper.

There you have to! Super yummy! I got about 3 1/2 dozen....The hubby and I hate about 1/2 dozen as I was making them. :) Next time I might try toasted coconut or cinnamon sugar

For dinner yesterday, we ended up cooking left over hamburgers from the 4th on the grill and grilled Vidalia Onions!!!! (You have to try these onions!!!) I have a feeling we are going to be grilling a lot now that we have one, thanks mom!

 I bought 2 Vialida onions the other day and have been looking online for an idea of how to grill them.

Tree's Grilled Vidalia Onions

  • Vidalia Onions
  • Tablespoon of butter for each onion
  • Beef Bouillon cube for each onion

  • Slice the top off the onion and peel off the outer layer of the onion, leave the root on the onion.
  • Make 2 slices that cross the onion to right above the root.
  • Place the onion on a sheet of foil, on top of the onion place a tablespoon of butter and a crumbled beef bouillon cube and wrap up.
  • Place on the grill and cook for 1 hour

Here you go! They smelt amazing as they cooked! We each at a whole onion :oP Tasted a bit like french onion soup.


They would also be good For a side at a BBQ... I might try it this upcoming Saturday.... I think once they are done I am going to put them in a bowl so everyone can take how much they want...

Here is a shot of the burgers we had for dinner too :)

And making his Tree's Kitchen debut... The hubby as he mans the grill :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Independence Day!!!

We are having a small cook out today...  The menu you ask??? Burgers, Chicken Kabobs, Broccoli Salad, Baked Beans and Lemon Bars.... and possibly grilled corn on the cob and who knows what else :)