Apologies, for I’ve been MIA this past week because we’ve been celebrating my DF’s grandma’s 90th birthday in Vegas and then meeting up with my family in Hawaii for a little relaxation time. Now that we’re back home, it’s time for me to get back into the flow of things. I have so much to blog about!
I just landed back in SF about two hours ago and wanted to get a post up before I got into bed. That’s how much I love you guys.
We’ve been eating a lot of red meat for the past week and really need to cut back on that. Chicken to the rescue!
This really is perfect chicken. It’s great to serve as is, with rice, on top of a salad, or in pasta. You can do whatever you want with it.
All I’m dreaming about is getting into bed and not scratching all these dang bug bites that I have on my legs from hiking Manoa Falls yesterday. Good night to all!
It’s a great day for a hearty breakfast. By that, I mean it’s pouring rain outside with no sun in sight so I might as well spend the morning inside creating something fulfilling to eat. Doesn’t food just made gloomy days that much better?
I practically grew up on Sausage McMuffins from McDonald’s, so I wanted to make a healthier “McMuffin” (not to mention more adult-like!). This one has some more color and not as much fat or sodium. It will, however, still leave you full for a good couple of hours.
Some people are very anti McDonald’s and would never feed their child something from there. I have no shame eating McDonald’s as a child. As a matter of fact, I loved it and have fond memories from spending my afternoons on the playground. I still eat it now— definitely not as much as I used to and in moderation, but I won’t turn down a McDonald’s run for breakfast if asked.
Did I ever tell you guys that my parent’s first date was at Carl’s Jr? My dad was broke and couldn’t afford more than that. My mom came from Paris, so she never really tasted a hamburger until then. I don’t even think she knew what fast food was. She thought it was delicious! About 239048 Carl’s Jr dates later, they got married and it was a match made in heaven.
This green McMuffin may take a little more time to make, but the end result is worth it. The creamy avocado and the slight saltiness from the spinach truly brings together every single bite. I left one side of the muffin off to save some carbs, but you can certainly make it a closed face sandwich if you prefer. It’s also less messy to eat when you have two pieces of bread to hold onto instead of one.
I just like looking at the perfectly toasted cheese on top. Isn’t she a thing of beauty?
1 whole wheat english muffin (I only used half of one to make it open faced, but you can use both)
1 egg, scrambled
handful of spinach
drizzle of olive oil
pinch of sea salt
half of an avocado, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella
In a small skillet over medium heat, warm up the olive oil and toss in your handful of spinach. Sprinkle sea salt on top. Cook until the spinach has fully wilted, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
Place the scrambled egg on top of your english muffin. Layer it with the spinach, avocado, and cheese.
Toast your open faced sandwich for a minute or two. You can also do this under the broiler in your oven until your cheese begins to melt, but make sure to keep an eye on it because it can burn quickly. Enjoy!
Sometimes, miracles happen. In this case, it’s called buffalo chicken pizza. Oh lordy. It’s easy to finish this is one sitting (or maybe that’s just me?), but you should probably share with a friend or two.
I used Pillsbury’s Pizza Crust for the first time and was very impressed with how easy it was to roll out onto my baking pan. There was no tossing, stretching, or pulling. The dough didn’t stick together and I didn’t have to worry about punching holes through it with my claw like fingers. Simply unroll the dough and add on your desired toppings.
Frank’s buffalo sauce has always been around in our kitchen for every kind of meat, vegetable, or bread that you can imagine. My DF likes to douse it on practically everything. When you mix buffalo sauce, chicken, and pizza together, you’ve got my DF’s favorite foods in one dish. It’s a dinner that he’s guaranteed to love.
You basically just heat up chicken with hot sauce over the stovetop, let it cook together for a bit, and then throw it on top of your dough.
Add a little cheese.
And some chopped onions for color (and health).
And throw it into the oven to let it melt together.
Rectangle pizzas are far superior than circle pizzas. You get more manageable slices and extra crust on four pieces. That’s what I’m talking about!
It also reminds me of elementary school because we always got our class party pizzas from Little Caesar’s. I never ate that brand of pizza at home, so it was a treat every single time. Little pieces for my 6 year old hands. I was ecstatic to have a pizza slice that I could comfortable hold way back in the day.
I’m all about the edges and my DF prefers the middle… Another reason why we’re just two peas in a pod. Are you more of a crust or middle kind of pizza eater?
Recipe from Inspired Taste. Remember.. you have to cook the pizza dough for a bit prior to adding all of the toppings!