Mar 31, 2014

Chick Pics

 Come and get the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap. Sliced grilled chicken breast, nestled in a fresh mix of Green Leaf lettuce with shredded red cabbage and carrots and a blend of shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, tightly rolled in a flaxseed flour flat bread. Served with Avocado Lime Ranch dressing.

You can't get the wrap without some delicious waffle fries.

Mar 27, 2014

Tis the Wedding Season

By: Amberly Asay

Wedding season has arrived, and it is time for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, weddings and of course wedding receptions.  We have a couple of drink ideas that will surely make your parties an even greater hit.

The Milk and Cookies Cocktail
This will change the way you eat cookies and milk forever.  Simply get a cocktail glass and dip the rim of the glass into melted chocolate.  Then dip the chocolate part of the glass into sprinkles.  Fill the glass with milk and enjoy with a delicious cookie.

Tiffany Punch
Fruit punch is always a good idea for any party.  Tiffany Blue is a very common color this season for weddings.  This is a delicious recipe that makes the perfect color.  Mix a jug of Blue Hawaiian Punch with a jug of Lemonade.  It is not only the perfect color but is delicious tasting as well.

Mar 21, 2014

Campfire Meals

By: Amberly Asay

Camping season is among us, and it is time to get outdoors.  Being in nature is one of the best feelings in the world, and it is great to eat some great meals cooked by a campfire.  We have gathered some non-traditional campfire treats to try the next time you go camping.

Campfire Cake in an Orange
Cut the tops off of an orange, and scoop out the fruit (this is delicious to eat so don't just throw it away).  Fill each orange just a little bit past halfway with cake mix.  Put the tops back on the orange and wrap it in foil.  Set the oranges in the campfire coals for 20 minutes.  The cake bakes right in the oranges is very moist with some delicious light orange flavoring.

Cinnamon Roll in an Orange
Start with a tube of ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls from any supermarket.  Take an orange, cut it in half, and scoop out (and eat) all the fruit.  Place a cinnamon roll from the tube into the orange rind. Wrap it in foil.  Place it on a campfire for 10-20 minutes, and then enjoy your delicious cinnamon roll.

Smore Croissants
Start with a tube of ready-to-bake croissants.  Put a few chocolate chips and a few marshmallows in your croissant and roll it up.  You can bake these in your oven (on a baking sheet) or put them in foil and cook on the coals.  Then enjoy your delicious croissant!

Mar 14, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

By: Amberly Asay

St. Patrick's Day is on Monday, and if you want to win the best roommate award, you can surprise your roommates with the best breakfast ever!  You can make green pancakes or waffles along with green eggs and ham.  (Food coloring is going to be your best friend).

For a drink, get some delicious milk from the Creamery, and dye it green.  Then, get some fruit loops.  Pick one of every color, and put them in rainbow succession on a straw.  They should fit snugly around it.  You will end up with a delicious rainbow straw to go with your milk.  This is not only cute but it help completes the ensemble.

Mar 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Date

By: Amberly Asay

A St. Patrick's Day themed date is a fun idea for a couple and a good way to celebrate the holiday.  We suggest making one of the following: corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish soda bread, Colcannon (potatoes mashed with cabbage and leeks) or Shepherd's pie.  Go to the following to look at Chef John's recipe for soda bread:
For dessert make some delicious rainbow cake. All you need is two white cake mixes and some food gel coloring.  Not food coloring, but gel food coloring. Make your cake mixes and separate them into six different bowls.  Take your food gel, and place into each bowl: green, blue, purple, yellow, orange and red.  Mix the food coloring in the batter.  Place each color of batter into its own cake pan.  Cook each cake for fifteen minutes, or until it is done.  Let all of the layers cool before frosting with cream cheese frosting.Immediately after frosting your cake, be sure to cover it with rainbow sprinkles.  The most effective way to frost and sprinkle it is by frosting two layers together and then rolling it in a pan of sprinkles.  Do that with the three different cake layers and then stick it all together.

After you have stuffed yourself full of a delicious Irish meal then it is time to settle down and start watching a festive holiday movie. Two of our suggestions include Finian's Rainbow or Darby O'Gill and the Little People. 

Mar 3, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Party!

By: Amberly Asay

St. Patrick's Day can be a really fun holiday.  It can be especially fun if you throw a party for all of your friends!  Have them dress up in their favorite green outfits and even provide face paint to paint four leaf clovers on their face. When everyone shows up you can make a St. Patrick's Day Photo Booth.

When it gets to the food time, we are in the business of throwing an all green party!  Food coloring is going to be your best friend. Here are suggestions for snack food that is naturally or artificially green:
  • Guacamole and chips (you can sometimes find green tortilla chips as well)
  • Green M&M's
  • Cupcakes or cookies dyed green or with green icing
  • Jell-O squares or shamrocks
  • Green veggie dip with bell peppers, broccoli and celery
  • Grinch drink- green sherbet mixed with Sprite or 7 Up 
Fun games to play

A game of luck
The gist of this game is that everyone has to bring some article that brings him/her luck.  Items you're sure to see are shamrocks, horseshoes, dirty socks and maybe even a rabbit foot. It should be very interesting to see what people bring. Award the winner with a wish bone or lucky object. 

A pot of gold
Pin the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  This is similar to pin the tail on the donkey. Make a rainbow and pin it up on your wall or door.  Give the person a pot of gold and blind fold them.  Spin them around until they are dizzy and see if they can pin the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Rainbow friendship bracelet
You can't have a friend party without making friendship bracelets.  Gather together some yarn and beads that are every color of the rainbow.  Let your friends make matching rainbow bracelets to prove your friendship.

After you have taken pictures, stuffed yourself full and played lots of fun games, it is time to cozy on up with one of your favorite St. Patrick's Day movies.