My fam damily

My fam damily

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Delicious Baked Mayo Parmesan Chicken

I found several variations of this low-carb, Keto friendly recipe with rave reviews and had to try it myself!  It did not disappoint.

This chicken was moist and flavorful, it's one that I will for sure be making more regularly!  And best of all, it is super easy to make!


Ingredients:
4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup full fat mayo
6 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
3/4 tsp garlic powder
ground black pepper to taste 
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375.  Spray baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
Put each breast inside a small ziploc bag and pound with a meat mallet until the chicken is an even thickness.  Then cut small, shallow crosswise slits going down each chicken breast, being careful not to cut through.
Mix the mayo and seasonings, then stir in the parmesan.  Put chicken breasts into the baking dish and spread the mixture over the top of each chicken breast, covering the entire surface.  I used a spatula to spread.
Bake the chicken for 35 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the top is nicely browned.   



I only used two breasts, because they were gigantic!  The two made four servings, we ended up just cutting them in half.


I know a lot of Keto-ers will say Best Foods Mayo is NOT Keto.  But, it was all I had.    


 I think next time I will try putting some real bacon crumbles on top, or mixed in with the mayo and Parmesan.  Because, bacon.

I found the original recipe on www.kalynskitchen.com 

On MyFitnessPal, I figured this recipe to be 
350 calories per serving
2.5g carbs
21g fat
42g protein

Monday, May 23, 2016

Baby shower- cowgirl theme

I threw my sister a baby shower over the weekend. It was a great time! I tried to make it festive and with a theme but also affordable because I just didn't have a lot of extra funds to put into decorations. I'll share my pics and how I saved money!

I bought this pack of photo props for around $7. An affordable way to add some fun! 
I had some wire baskets I use in the play area, which easily turned into a basket for rolls and chips simply by placing a $1 pink bandana inside :) I also used pie tins for plates, that was a big hit! And I had some little buckets I use for craft supplies which easily became utensil holders :)


The cake was ordered from the local supermarket and my friend found the cake topper at a western apparel store! So cute! And we used it as a centerpiece at the dining table with more bandanas 

Simple banner around the food table and the tin pans for all the food 

My cupcake frosting skills are terrible. But, it worked because "cow pies" go with the theme ;) 

Mason jars are so cheap! I picked up a dozen for $7.99, and I had the buckets with chalkboard on them already so they became the watering holes! Found that adorable drink dispenser on Amazon!




Decorate a block for the baby & sign the hat! Fun ways to personalize and remember who came to celebrate :)


So what do you think? What would you add? 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cauliflower Fried Rice

I tried this tonight and YUM!  So good!  I added shrimp and also used Flavor God Garlic Lover's seasoning, their seasonings are awesome!!  I did not have just peas and carrots, but I had a bag of mixed veggies so my version also had corn and green beans in it which still tasted fantastic.  

I found this great recipe at http://therecipecritic.com/2015/01/cauliflower-fried-rice/


Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower, (about 2½ cups chopped in a food processor)
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)
Instructions
  1. Rinse and chop the cauliflower into florets and put into a food processor. (If you don't have a food processor continue to chop the cauliflower into tiny pieces.) Pulse until the cauliflower until it is small and resembles rice.
  2. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  3. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  4. Add the cauliflower to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and cauliflower is tender. Add chopped green onions if desired.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Healthier Chicken Parmesan

Recipe share time! This dinner was so yummy and simple to prepare, perfect for a week night dinner! You can prep some of it a little ahead too, like flatten the chicken, to get it on the table in even less time! 


Saturday, August 22, 2015

A little mom humor to start your day :)

Yep. Hear this word WHY a lot lately with my 3 year old! Haha! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Daily humor

Every mom has this problem... Right?  Right?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Taco Pasta Salad


Looking for a side dish perfect for all of this summer's BBQ's?  This one is it.  Perfect for large groups since it makes a lot, and it's a unique change from the typical potato and macaroni salads.  Everyone always asks for the recipe once they've tried it!

Ingredients:

1 (16 oz) package tri-color rotini pasta
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (11 oz) can mexican style corn, drained
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
1/2 cup italian style salad dressing, or more to taste
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
1/2 lime, juiced

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.  Drain, and rinse with cold water, place in fridge to cool.

2.  Mix black beans, corn, green chilies, italian dressing, mexican cheese, cilantro, taco seasoning and lime juice together in a bowl.  Add rotini and lightly stir to combine.

3.  All done!  This tastes best freshly mixed, so it is ideal to wait until right before serving to mix the rotini with the sauce mixture.  To refresh leftovers, just add a little bit of italian dressing and stir to combine!

Enjoy! Take a picture and share how yours turned out!  Or share any yummy extras you added!