Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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Earlier this week I decided it was time to actually cook something for dinner instead of just throwing something from a package into the oven (this lil guy inside me is making me very lazy). So I decided to try a twist on something I already knew Sean would like. Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken!! YUMMY!!!!!1450059_10152027925837392_1906805361_n

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts cut in thirds (12 pieces)
12 Bacon slices
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder
chili powder
brown sugar
Directions:
  1. Turn oven on to 400 degrees
  2. Mix garlic and chili powder with salt & pepper in one bowl, then have another bowl with just your brown sugar waiting on the sidelines
  3. Cut each breast into 3 pieces then season all the chicken with the seasoning (This is done to taste so if you like it spicy add more if not add less)
  4. Wrap bacon slice around seasoned chicken then roll in brown sugar (Warning don’t over do it with the sugar or you will have very sweet chicken)
  5. Place wrapped chicken in a pre-sprayed oven proof dish
  6. Cook in oven for 40 to 60 minutes (Make sure chicken is fully cooked and bacon looks nice and brown)
That’s it a simple yet delicious dinner that would be served great with veggies and mashed potatoes

Blueberry Breakfast Cake!!

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Sean loves to have a muffin in the morning before he goes to work; so to change things up a bit for him I decided a breakfast cake was in order. (NOTE TO SELF: Blueberries will fall out of your basket if you put them upside down in the grocery store) Making a breakfast cake is actually pretty simple especially if you are good at keeping your staple materials at home (Flour, Sugar, ext…)DSC01618 Here’s what you need…

Ingredients: Serves 6-8

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup buttermilk

* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

Simple enough right!?!?! So once you have all your ingredients in your house (yes I had to go buy eggs and buttermilk, we are not really an egg eating family when I can’t stand the smell of them right now) get ready to make some super yummy breakfast cake. The best part about the whole thing is that its only about a 15 min prep time before you have it in the oven. (Another NOTE TO SELF: remember to read all the directions and not skip over any like step two which is kind of really important) So here is what you do…

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

2. Cream butter with and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

4. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.

5. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.

6. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

That’s it nice and simple and yet super delicious. Hope you enjoy!!

Mexican Doritos Casserole

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WARNING: This recipe is not for anyone who is looking for a healthy meal!! I tend to make this meal once every couple months for a nice treat!

Ingredients:

  • 2 chopped up cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 c. shredded cheese (or more if you are a cheese hound)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning (or more- to taste)
  • Bag of Doritos
  • Rice (Enough for your family)

Cooking Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350-f degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except Doritos.

3. In a greased 2 qt baking dish, put a layer of crushed Doritos (about 2 cups), then a layer of the chicken mixture. Repeat once more, ending with a layer of chicken mixture. Top with more shredded cheese, cover, and bake for 30-35 minutes, till bubbling hot.

4. While baking casserole make rice so both are done at the same time

5. Layer your yummy Doritos chicken over rice and enjoy!