Archive | June 2013

Crockpot Chicken With Black Beans in Cream Sauce

Remember, how in my last dinner post, I told you we had bought mutant chicken breasts from T&T? Well, I took the last 2 pieces we had, and made this recipe. At first, I wasn’t sure about making it, as it’s pretty high in sodium, but I went for it anyway. When I read that I would need ‘Neufchatel cheese’, I was like what IS that?! But, I quickly found out it’s very similar to cream cheese. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered making this recipe, if I had to go out of my way to find this cheese LOL I personally have never seen this cheese, in the grocery stores I shop at, but I wasn’t looking for it either? The added cream cheese (which looking back now I should’ve only added 3/4 of the brick), makes it turn the not so pretty colour above, but don’t let that fool you. Next time I’ll add more colourful veggies, to bump up the pretty factor 🙂

So, after making it on Friday, we finally had it tonight over some basmati rice. First off, I tasted it while it was cold, and it tasted like chicken salad with a kick. I could definitely eat this cold!! But, tonight we did heat it up, and it was NUMMY. Now the salsa makes it slightly (in our taste) spicy, so if you’re sensitive to it, just use a mild or green salsa instead. If you’re in the mood for a quick to prepare crockpot meal, I’d definitely say to give this one a try!!

Crockpot Chicken With Black Beans in Cream Sauce

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

What Was For Dinner Tonight!!

We had bought these mutant chicken breasts from T&T awhile back, and this week I decided to make Cheddar BBQ Chicken in the oven. It’s a really simple recipe to prepare and bake. To accompany it, I made smashed potatoes with Boursin Herb and Garlic cheese in it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you MUST. It’s too nummy not too!! You can also serve it with whatever veggie you feel like as well. I love roasted broccoli, because it’s easy and tastes fantastic!! Now, I know the chicken doesn’t really look like there’s any cheese on it, but trust me I did add the shredded cheese LOL It’s most likely because I only used 3tbsp of BBQ sauce per breast (which my hubby and I halved to share…they’re THAT big). But trust me, it tasted great!!

Cheddar BBQ Chicken Breasts

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Salsa + Sour Cream + Corn = Nummy Salad Lunch!!

Today I was standing in the kitchen, wondering what to eat. I opened the pantry to find canned corn – great!! Now, what to do with it? I thought for a bit, and I decided on adding some salsa (1/4 cup to be exact) and some Greek yogurt sour cream for the extra creaminess compared to regular (1/4 cup as well). I finished it off with cracked black pepper, and my salsa corn salad was born. It may not look like anything special, but it was flavourful, and that’s what matters to me!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Wanda’s Pie In The Sky and Lemon Meringue Bliss

A couple weekends ago, my hubby and I went to Kensington Market, to spend a sunny Sunday, walking around. We always stop by, whenever we’re there, because they have great pies. We usually get their sour cherry pie, because I love sour cherry…yum!!

This past visit we got their Lemon Meringue pie, and it didn’t disappoint!! It was just a thing of beauty, with the sky high meringue, and very lemony…omnomnom!! And not the artificial kind other, just pure lemon flavour – exactly the way I like it 😀 So if you’re ever in Kensington Market, stop by Wanda’s Pie in the Sky, for a cup of coffee and a piece of pie!!

Wanda’s Pie in the Sky

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂