Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Recipe Blog Tribute

This post is a total tribute to my favorite food blog. This woman comes up with the best recipes, and they are all so incredibly tasty. I'm actually not a huge fan of sweets nor baking, but the meal and side-dish recipes that she posts here are better than I've ever found in any cookbook.

I made this recipe last night for dinner for myself, and I was sad. Sad that I didn't have company so that more people could have tasted the wonderfulness that came from Jessica's recipe.

Please make this at home for your families! You won't be sorry!

Crunchy Honey Chicken

Crunchy Honey Chicken
serves 2+
1 pound thinly sliced, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 egg whites
1/3 cup cornstarch (or flour – for dredging)
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
a handful of sugar snap peas (about 3/4 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare and slice all veggies – feel free to add whatever you would like. In 2 separate bowls, add the egg whites (lightly beaten) and the cornstarch or flour. (The cornstarch will yield a “crispier” chicken). Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add veggies with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and saute for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add in soy sauce and garlic and stir so veggies are coated, about 60 seconds. Remove from skillet and set aside in a bowl.

Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and season with salt and pepper. Heat the same skillet (or you can use a different one, I just use the same to make it easier) over medium-high heat and add remaining olive oil. Dip chicken pieces in egg whites and then lightly dredge in cornstarch. Add to the skillet and let brown for 2-3 minutes, then flip. Continue with remaining chicken pieces, and do so in batches if needed.

Once chicken is cooked, add veggies back in the skillet. Add honey and thoroughly mix to combine. Taste and season with salt, pepper, additional honey or soy sauce. Serve with rice.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Welcome to the Real World, It Sucks, You're Gonna Love it!" ~FRIENDS

It happened folks, it's official, my baby brother is a College Graduate!!

4 years, 2 huge projects, 48 classes, 3 spring break trips, and countless Frat parties later... Johnny has entered the real world.
We are all so proud of him, and can't wait to see what the Real World has in store.

I graduated college only 3 short years ago, yet so much has changed since then. I didn't join the workforce in may with all other graduates, I did it in December. That December happened to be right before the economy was redefined in the world, and before our Stock Market hit record lows. The world is ever evolving, and so must we.
Congratulations Johnny!!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, along with my birthday and mom's birthday, we have a trip planned to Disney world!
(I'm actually a little late with this post, since we just came back from our trip to Disney, but more on that later...)
For now our family is basking in this victory, and congratulating John on a job very well done.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Can it really be true?

This moment in our history is one that is full of mixed emotions, great celebration alongside pain and re-opened wounds.

Almost 10 years after the world was changed forever... Justice has been served!!