Thursday, March 10, 2011

Food, Glorious Food.

Hello again my friends. I have done some brainstorming and have came up with a wealth of topics to blog about. I am very excited to show you more of my ordinary, everyday life.

This post is about food. I am from the south (Georgia, USA) and I love food. You know the good soul food. The sad thing is that most of the soul food isn't that good for you. I try to eat healthy.  So I'm gonna show you some of the things I eat.

Above is my oven fried chicken. The origional recipe I found for this had you coat the chicken breasts with mayo. Ewww.. I just rinse my boneless, skinless chicken breasts and then roll it in a mixture of italian style bread crumbs and whichever spices I choose on that day. I bake it at 375 degrees for about 45 min to an hour.

Yummy baked mac and cheese. We don't have this very often but this was in a Sunday dinner meal. I make a variation of this recipe. I use all of the same ingredients but I use a whole 38 oz block of velveeta and I put Lil Smokies on top. Oh and I use colby jack cheese mixed into the mac and cheese and on top before I bake it.

Mashed potatoes and gravy. My hubby loves his meat and potatoes. The kids love it. I love it.

Corn on the cob. I always keep some frozen in my deep freezer. My kids love, love, love corn on the cob. Usually, in the summer, we will keep the corn in the husks, soak it in water, and grill it outside with our burgers, steaks, chicken, or whatever we may be grilling. It comes out perfect everytime. This time around I boiled it.

If there is one thing I love, it is to make my own soup. I think most will call it stone soup. I always have either frozen or canned mixed veggies around, I always have some sort of beans, some potatoes, and some kind of meat. Depending on my mood that day, I just throw a whole bunch of veggies in a pot (fresh and frozen), put some cooked meat in with it, cover with water or chicken, veggie, beef stock or tomato juice, and add whatever seasonings I feel like for that day. Havent made one my family doesn't like yet!

Salads! I am a salad eater! I can eat them every day twice a day and not get bored. So many variations on them. This one has lettuce, broccoli, cheese, carrots, chicken, cucumber, celery, hard boiled egg, well you get the picture. I either use the dressing on the side to dip my bites in or I put a light drizzle over top. MMMM

Finally, dessert. I order and receive the Betty Crocker Calendar every year. I hang it up on the bulletin board in my kitchen. This cake recipe was on the month of March. My youngest daughter's birthday is March 7th. This year for her 10th birthday she wanted this cake. It is called Grasshopper Fudge Cake. This cake is so yummy (as you can tell, it was almost gone before I could get a pic). It is so has the fudge taste, a hint of mint throughout and it is super easy to make.

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at this yummy food. Tonight I am making a meatloaf, having some sort of cooked potatoes, and a steamed veggie for dinner. I cannot wait!

Thank you to all my loyal readers. I enjoy reading all of your comments and visiting your blogs.
Until we meet again, Be blessed.


  1. Hi Erin, fun pix of your favorite foods. We need to try to bake chicken too. Hubby just read a recipe where you crush cheese crackers to roll your chicken in! I'm off to volunteer at the falls.. have a great weekend!

    Hugs, Teresa

  2. My tummy is rumbling seeing all your lovely food piccies, the cake looks really yummy! I hope your DD had a wonderful birthday