Monday, April 30, 2012

Adventures in Cooking

So if you follow me on twitter, I'm sure you've seen my many food photos that I post. While I was thinking about it, I realized that I have never shared any of those photos on my blog. So this week is going to be all about food. What I've cooked, and my April restaurant of the month. This may even last more than a week because I've surprisingly done quite a few creative stuff with food.

When I first moved in, I didn't realize any cooking capabilities I may or may not have had, so I just had normal meals that were pretty simple and easy to make:
George Foreman grilled chicken with butter and garlic pasta sides
For this one, I just put the chicken tenderloins on the grill plain, and then cooked the pasta sides according to the package.

George Foreman grilled buffalo chicken and buffalo rice pasta sides
For this one, I decided that I wanted something a little more spicy for my dinner. For the chicken tenderloins, I rubbed Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning on the chicken before placing them on the grill, then topped them with Franks Buffalo Wing sauce once the were done being cooked. For the buffalo rice, I followed the instructions on the package and then topped it with some more Franks buffalo sauce.

George Foreman grilled hamburger, flaming hot Cheetos, and baked sweet potatoes
For the burger, I put the Creole seasoning and some Cavender's Greek seasoning on both sides of the hamburger patty before placing it on the grill. I used a bagel for the bun and topped it with Head Country barbecue sauce and Swiss cheese. For the sweet potatoes, I cut them up into cubes and then put in about half a stick of butter and 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and then baked them in a glass dish on 375 for about 20 minutes, or until most were soft. In all honesty, I probably should have baked them a little longer because quite a few of them were a little crispy.

As you can tell, I used my George Foreman grill quite a bit in the beginning of living on my own. I was given a smaller size grill as a housewarming present from one of my aunts, and I used the crap out of it for the first couple of months. It was winter so it was nice to be able to have grilled things.Plus watching all the fat drip off of what I was eating made me feel like I was eating healthy.

1 comment:

  1. This post made me hungry.. And I had lunch just a few hours ago.. This means I'm a fat kid. Love the handful of hot cheetoes on the plate.. Made me lol Haha! NICE!

    Janette, the Jongleur


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