Category Archives: Tuesday

Thoughts Of Thanksgiving

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I’m going to be finding recipes for our Thanksgiving meal plan. I’m so excited about it this year because I get to do a lot of the planning! Thus far I have a list of dishes, I just need to find some gluten-free options for certain things like rolls and pie crusts. I have a few ideas, but I’m not quite sure which ones we’ll be going with.

I do know that we’ll be having my breakfast casserole for breakfast and my garlic mashed potatoes and possibly autumn rice and acorn squash to go along with dinner. I was hoping to get a turkey this week to do a post for you, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Next year!

We’re going to my family’s this year. I haven’t been there in three years and my husband’s never been. I am so looking forward to it! A real family Thanksgiving!

Last year it was just the two of us, and I have to say, it was quite relaxing and wonderful, but I’m looking forward to spending this one back at home.

I think Thanksgiving is more about the gathering, being with the ones you love, and just celebrating everything that we have. When I was a kid, we just had our immediate family, but there were enough of us that it still constituted a group.

We might also have a dear woman over, who has been like a grandmother over the years. I love the idea of spreading the joy of Thanksgiving by sharing it with others!

Do you have a large group of family and/or friends for Thanksgiving? Or do you enjoy it being a smaller group of closer ones? Do you have any unique recipes or traditions? I’d love to hear from you!

Did you get a chance to check out my gluten-free yellow quinoa cake? If not, be sure to check it out! Scroll to the bottom for the recipe. I’d also love to connect with you on Facebook where I’ll be sharing smaller posts and we can interact more.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Facebook Page

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I hope you’re enjoying this lovely day.  I don’t have a whole lot to say today, just a quick note to let you all know that I made a Facebook page for my site!

I’ve really been wanting to post some smaller updates and interact with you more throughout the week, but the blog doesn’t entirely seem like the best place to do that.

Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting here (I like my longer posts too much), I’ll just be doing a little more on the page.

Feel free to like, I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Margarita Chicken

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This Tuesday I made a copycat of Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken. It turned out great! There are a few tweaks I’d make next time, primarily the addition of more margarita mix. (All my recipes are gluten-free, by the way.)

I also made pico de gallo to top it all off. I started in the morning, so I had all day to look forward to it.

The scorching onion of tears.
The scorching onion of tears.

It was quite the experience! First of all, the red onion I used was really strong! There’s nothing like crying in the kitchen alone, knife in hand, unable to see what you’re doing.

Then, when juicing the lime, some of the juice squirted directly into my eye. I take back what I said earlier… There’s nothing like the sting of citrus in cried-out eyes. Well worth it though!

My Tuesday proceeded to be highly productive, which is good because it means I actually can buckle down and focus when I put my mind to it.

Have a lovely day!

 

Pico De Gallopico de gallo

1/2 red onion

3 large, firm tomatoes

1/2 bunch cilantro

1 jalapeno

Juice from 1 lime

Salt to taste

Chop. Mix. Enjoy.

 

Margarita Chicken

2 chicken breasts

1/2 cup liquid margarita mix

Black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder

Marinate chicken in margarita mix overnight. Fry chicken in pan covered about halfway in margarita mix (or grill instead). Season each side with pepper, garlic and onion powder.

 

Margarita Rice And Black Beans

2 cups cooked rice

1 can black beans (drained)

1/2ish cups margarita mix

Black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, cumin.

Mix everything in a large skillet. Heat until warm.

 

The dinner that made it all worth it.
The dinner that made it all worth it.