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Comfort food in all it’s glory with much less work. Cheesy Chicken Bowls are perfect for a night at home watching TV’s shows or movies you rented no matter where your favorite rent source is. Made from Tyson: Spicy Chicken Nuggets and Cheesy Chicken Nuggets along with corn, mashed potatoes, gravy and cheese. I love to put fresh bacon bits on top to give extra savory flavor.
It’s great because you can decide if you want to go spicy for yourself and/or go cheesy for the little ones. With the wintry weather upon us this is definitely comfort food in my house. We made all the ingredients and set it out separately so the teens can decide what they would like to add to their bowls. The oldest is a very picky eater but even he enjoys the chicken.
What’s even more super cool is that you can look for specially marked packages of Tyson Cheesy Chicken Nuggets, clip the token coupon on the back of the package, and bring it to Chuck E. Cheese’s. You can purchase 130 Tokens for $25 (a savings of $7.50) for a fun day out at Chuck E. Cheese’s! That’s pretty awesome if you ask me. The more I could save when the teens were little the better! They still like going to Chuck E. Cheese; you never grow out of it! Skee ball was always my favorite.
You can always follow along and see more yummy recipes with Tyson’s Cheesy and Spicy Chicken Gourmet Nuggets at #LoveUrNuggets on Twitter or follow their Twitter account at @TysonTweets. They also have a Facebook at Tyson Chicken Nuggets with some pretty neat artistic nuggets to help out with those picky eaters.
Now I am off to enjoy my cheesy chicken bowl while watching Hangover III since I missed it in theaters. Oh and check out this sweet Pinterest board with other Tyson nugget recipes like the Tyson Chicken Salad Jars.
This is one of my simplest meals I love to make for my family on a chilly Autumn evening. The crushed red pepper in this Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana adds a little heat to warm the soul. The origin of the Amatriciana was a recipe named gricia. Grici were what the Romans called the sellers of bread and comestibles. According to another source, the name originates from the hamlet of Grisciano, in the comune of Accumoli, near Amatrice.
Spaghetti All’Amatriciana is generally prepared with guanciale (cured pork cheek) and grated pecorino. Guanciale is not common in the United States. You would have to check at specialty shops to find it and even then it’s difficult to find. It is possible to replace the guanciale with pancetta but you would want a thick cut pancetta if possible. Pecorino cheese can be found at specialty markets like Sprouts or Whole Foods. I use pecorino when I can find it but if not I replace it with a parmesan cheese when in a bind.
Another name for it is Sugo all’amatriciana and Bucatini all’Amatriciana which is used with a bucatini pasta that is larger then spaghetti and comes with a hole down the center. I’ve had luck finding this at World Market. Though, for an easier way to go you can just do the Spaghetti All’Amatriciana version.
My lineage is Italian and I was raised on pasta’s like this. You can take away a lot of foods from me for diet restrictions to lose weight or what not but there is NO way your taking my pasta. I would rather be fat! I love my pasta; it’s like my main diet. Yes, it carbs but RUN it off and you will be just fine. Love my pasta and my bacon. I was vegetarian for a few years due to medical reasons and I have to say I really missed bacon!
Is there a food you could never do with out? I’d love to hear about it. Tell me in the comments below
This is one of my favorite all time dishes paired with lo mein and saké. The fresh spring onions are on my go to list for everything. Snacks, garnishes, side dishes and meals. I have to tell myself not everyone likes onion like I do. Spring onions bring color to Orange Chicken along with a hint of flavor.
What’s your favorite Asian dish? I really dig beef broccoli, sesame chicken, hot and sour soup, lo mein, and even egg drop soup if made correctly. Orange chicken is universal though. You can lightly fry the chicken before with cornstarch or you can just saute the chicken or bake the chicken. My preference is to lightly fry the chicken because I honestly love the extra crunch.
Many think this meal is quick to make. It very well can be but when I do it, it always takes me about an hour. I fry the chicken first on the stove top and set it aside. Then I make the sauce and simmer the chicken in the sauce while the sauce thickens around the chicken. If you would like a darker orange chicken you may use a dark soy sauce and dark brown sugar. Generally, I use the light brown sugar and dark soy sauce.
We munched on this while watching Supernatural last night. It was a hilarious episode. Dean could talk to animals and part of the potion/spell he had to take had side effects of acting like an animal. Barking at the mail man and playing fetch about had me on the floor. Then they had this beautiful shepherd on talking to Dean which was pretty funny too. What I would give to have a beautiful shepherd like that in my home. Though I do love my Carolina dog Ozzy; he’s super spoiled! Do you watch Supernatural? It’s probably my most favorite TV series. Haven comes in at a close second. Love to know what you watch. Always on the look out for a new show.
Just one day away till Halloween. It’s raining here but it’s suppose to make its way out before tomorrow nights festivities. What are your plans this Halloween? We are ordering pizza and I plan to make some cupcakes with a Halloween swirl. Though on Fall nights like this I love to make stew, soups, and goulashes. There just happens to be more then one way to make a goulash. My other half would assume this Moroccan beef stew is a goulash. I say it’s a stew. You can decide for yourself
The aromatic smell of the allspice and cinnamon as this simmers on the stove reminds me of Fall. Most of all I dig the usage of apricots and raisins. Dried fruit really gives the dish flavor and color. I added some dried apricots to the top for more color but I cook some in the dish too. Too add a bit of green you can top with parsley or basil though we eat it without those.
Tonight, I plan on helping my daughter carve a pumpkin. I know the other half will probably take over and do his rendition of a Halloween Michael Myers pumpkin just like in the films and on the cover. I hope if it’s not to wet outside to get some pictures of my eerie graveyard and the pumpkin this evening. Do you make your own Halloween decorations? I have too much fun doing it. I don’t make costumes though. Sewing is not my forte.
Thinking of tomorrow night is anyone planning on watching the Ghost Adventures two hour Transylvania episode? I am going to try to catch at least half of it. I know for some part of it we will be trick or treating. What time do you head out? Do you wait till dusk or just go at around 7:00P.M.? We usually wait until dusk but lately more people have been starting earlier especially if it is a school night. However you celebrate I hope your preparations for All Hallow’s Eve are underway.
Did I mention how much I love Halloween? It might become pretty obvious this week through all the blog posts. Between creating a full on graveyard for my front yard and the mess of a Halloween party we had last weekend it has been a fulfilled Holiday season so far. Last night we had a #fearfeast with these lovely Spooky Noodles with Blood Sauce along with watching The Conjuring.
Have you seen it yet? It really spooked my daughter. We love to watch scary movies this time of year. I think our all time favorite across the board is Halloween with Michael Myers. My son might argue with Texas Chainsaw. Halloween has to be just the creepiest of films. What film do you find the to be the scariest? Do you remember those plastic costumes in the 1980′s that tied on in the back and were paired with the plastic mask. Looking back now those had to make Halloween just a bit more creepy!
It’s fun to me to always find new ways to make Halloween fun for the teens and adults. Spooky noodles are an easy way to turn a normal night into a fun fear feast. Also, if you have any leftovers you can always toss them at each other for some gooey fun! It so simple that all you need is some Americolor food coloring, plastic gallon storage bags, and spaghetti sauce for topping. I am not sure how other food coloring would work but I decided on Americolor as it is said to be the best on the market when it comes to gel food coloring.
How are you getting your spook on this Halloween season? Are you having a party, fear feast, or just a bit of trick or treating? We are planning a fright night with food, scares, and trick or treating for Halloween! Now off for dinner, Ghost Adventures, and Haven! I love Friday night TV!
I love the rustic flavors of the islands. Sometimes it’s wonderful to toss up dinner with a little sweet and spicy combination of Caribbean Chicken. This recipe may have many ingredients but it is mostly staple ingredients especially if you make cookies often. Caribbean Chicken is super easy to put together as you blend the spices and juices together and just pour!
My other half V was very afraid of this recipe because he despises sweet dinners. Surprisingly, he enjoyed it. My friend, Jessica, joined us for dinner and some Ghost Adventures watching that evening. After dinner and dessert she said I HAD to put this on the site so she could make it. After we enjoyed a few brews. I really fell in love with this chicken when I made it in my teens. I love the loads of fresh onions and tomatoes that roast down in the sweet and spicy sauce. Such a sucker I am for sweet and spicy!
Just add the chicken to a casserole dish. I used all thighs because you get a bit more meat with them. You can do this with legs also but I would highly suggest to make sure you use on the bone chicken. Breast are great but not for this dish.
Layer the quartered tomatoes and onions over the chicken. Pour the sauce over the tomatoes and chicken evenly. I had to switch dishes just to give room for the chickens juices that will release when it bakes in the oven. I love to serve this with pineapple, black beans and white rice or simply just red beans and rice. Here’s a closer look at the pretty spices and sauce.
Make sure to add some tomatoes and onions to the plate with juices when serving this dish up. Caribbean Chicken is delicious with the chicken pulled from the bone and combined with a little tomato and onion on your fork. The mess of the two is delectable. Here’s the recipe for Jess and the rest of you!
Lately, I am working to do my best to eat healthier. Snacking generally gets the best of me because I don’t always eat healthy. I would like to speed up my metabolism. Peanuts have the power to help with that. They are a healthy snack that are pack full of nutrients. Science doesn’t lie because it’s made of facts. Just like the video A Gift from Nature explains. Mr. Peanut explains all the nutritional values. Although, it certainly is not always about snacking. Healthy dinners help too! Just like Chili Chicken & Peanut Noodles.
This allows me not to eat the horrible chicken fried everything that my other half loves. He’s not the biggest fan of Asian or Thai food but I try to edit the recipes to leave out some of the flavors he doesn’t prefer. He likes his beef and fried foods. Not healthy! In my journey to eat healthy, lose some weight, and build muscles I like creating dishes with all around healthy ingredients.
Peanuts have six essentially nutrients like niacin which get all up in you. It’s successful snacking. Niacin helps with skin health. Have you seen anybody do anything worth while without skin? Planter’s peanuts have plenty of options for snacking with different styles of peanuts.
I used Planter’s peanuts in this recipe for a fresh crunchy topping packed with the #PowerofthePeanut. I also used spring onions for a bit of flavor. Do you have the #PowerofthePeanut? I know I do! It’s hard to get rid of those pounds sometimes and the science behind the peanut is pretty powerful. Now to get my other half to believe it. The teens already do! I even influenced a few of the teens friends to try my recipe and they loved it.
I have to admit that every holiday season I like to stick bowls of Planter’s cocktail peanuts out on the tables rather then fudge or chocolates. Such a better alternative. What do you set out during the holidays?
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Cooking on Friday’s is NOT my forte’. With that being said, crock pots can come in handy when you want to make a meal and run off to see the new Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters film. These Italian beef sandwiches cook wonderfully easy in the crock pot without to many ingredients too; it is a budget friendly recipe!
The new Percy Jackson movie is definitely a hit in my book. It would be fun to read the entire series but so far I have only accomplished reading the first book. As soon as the first film came out we went to the theaters to see it. Unfortunately, I did not get to see this movie on opening weekend. Though the next film I will make it a point to go see it opening weekend. Did you like the new Percy Jackson film?
After running off to see the new Percy film, since our power was out due to maintenance, we went shopping. The Italian beef for the sandwiches slow cooked the night before. Rue 21 has some great jeans on sale. My daughter picked up four pairs of jeans for $50. Can’t beat that! Once we got home from shopping I just clicked the crock pot on to warm and by dinner time the Italian beef was warmed up for the sandwiches. Made my Friday night cooking easy!
As fall approaches, my Friday nights are spent making easy dinners and watching Haven. This show has an amazing cast! I simply cannot wait for this show to come back on. Guess that means I need to make more easy dinners just like this one. Do you have any easy meals that you make on Friday’s?
Gosh! This sandwich really is the bomb! In Chicago a.k.a Chi-town, you can get these bad boys all around. Here in Texas, we have one joint in a 100 mile radius that sells these but nowhere close to what you get up north. Sometimes it is nice to go out to eat and just grab a drippy sandwich. I wish we had places here that sold good food like this Italian beef sandwich. At least for the meantime I can make these as good as the ones in Chi-town at home. So without further ado here is the recipe!
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Another year closer to graduation and why does it feel like summer went by so fast? Today, I plan to share with you some delicious Buffalo Chicken Sliders made easy with Tyson’s Boneless Chicken Wyngz. Though, before I share them with you I want to tell you about something super cool from Tyson!
It is called Tyson’s Project A+! This super cool program Tyson started is the A+ program to help raise funds for your school. Tyson donates 24 cents for every label turned in by the school. All you have to do is buy Tyson chicken products that have the A+ program label, clip the labels and turn them in to the school of your choice. The school will, in turn, redeem those labels for cash.
Just four labels almost equals a full dollar! That’s better then most of the other clipper programs. All you have to do is look for the labels on Tyson’s products. To sign up for the program is very easy. You can go to Tyson Project A+ website and follow the three easy steps! We use Tyson products often, so I’m excited to see how much money I can help raise for our school. You can even follow along with our conversation and other posts about Project A+ at #Clip4School on Tyson’s Twitter. Or you can join them on Facebook here at Club Tyson.
You can relive our shopping experience when we decided to pick up the buffalo flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz to make Buffalo Chicken Slider via Google +.
Our school could definitely use more costumes for the Theater Arts class. My daughter loves it but I spend enough every year to add costumes for the plays. It would be nice to see them use this to fund some costumes that could be used year to year. It is just so simple that I hope to collect through out the year and contribute. Besides, the other half, V, loves Tyson’s boneless buffalo wings.
And now for a simple snack for when they come home from school super duper hungry!
Check out more recipes at Tyson’s Project A+ board on Pinterest.
Summer chicken soup is for those days you want to stay inside, curl up on your couch, and watch movies with your teenagers. Sometimes we will do movie marathons like all Harry Potter films, Pirates of the Caribbean films, or Lord of the Rings films. Once in a awhile, it is a two day fest and we do all Star Wars films.
Films are a huge past time in our home and we completely enjoy group outings to the movies. My middle son, Chancelor, is a movie connoisseur and we share many movie moments. With the release of last Harry Potter film he said it was like the ending of his childhood. Super sad!
Today is Harry Potter & J.K. Rowling’s birthday and I didn’t even know it until after I started this post! Happy Birthday to both of them. Looks like some lunch and Potter movies are in order for my daughter and I. Wish we still had some of this soup left over but they devoured it. She just tried to snag me and watch The Fosters but instead we are watching Catfish temporarily then some HP.
Enough about movies and TV shows. I want to tell you about this amazing summer chicken soup! Total comfort food and light for the summer time. I used stelline pasta and peas to round off taste and color. The chicken is slow cooked first and then vegetables are added in. Lastly the pasta and peas. This summer chicken soup is a simple dish to make. However, it does take some time to slow boil the chicken.
Is there a favorite pasta you like in your chicken soup? Or are you the big dumpling fan? Personally, I am fan of orzo’s or stelline because small pasta to me allows for more juice and carrots! I am interested to know what you like in your soup.
Enjoy with your family!
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