Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine's Day BBQ :) -OR- Jim n Nicks Cheesy biscuits recipe!!!

This Valentines day was special, we celebrated our anniversary of being together officially as a couple since our first date-Valentines Day 2008. We spent the whole weekend doing fun things and enjoying the time together...We finally found a couch that we loved and could afford, and so we purchased it...The picture makes it look a little darker than it actually is...It is so comfy :)

And then my husband had a few errands to run after work on Valentine's Day, so I had time to kill... and decided to surprise him with Jim n Nick's style food...because we love it there! 
(Once again I apologize for the picture-taken by phone)

I took a whole Chicken pulled the skin off, and cleaned it out. Seasoned it, and rubbed it down with some oil for baking. I made a basic sweet BBQ style sauce, and brushed it on the chicken every so often during cooking. I baked 2 potatoes. Still had time to spare.... so I decided to make those amazing cheesy biscuits/muffins AND the sweet butter that goes with it. They are so easy- took like 10 minutes!
Why we pay 30 dollars+ to eat out at a meal that can be made within the same time frame and a third of the price, I have no
I found the recipe off of this blog:
They are so amazing! oh my goodness!  
All they Call for is:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
*Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients separate from the wet. Then combine them and last but definitely not least, add the cheese! :) Butter your muffin tins and place them evenly in the 12 muffin cups. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the top is slightly golden. You don't want it to be dark because they will become chewy. EASY RIGHT!?!

And for the delicious honey butter if you have no honey:
Mix softened butter with sugar and vanilla and taste it  :) sorry I didn't measure when I made want it to be a soft sweet buttery spread :)...just mix it till you like it! 

Yes you are welcome!

Crunch Wrap fake-out? I think so!!!

I'm one of those people that love simplicity, but sometimes I don't know how to achieve it... and in the end I go to someplace simple so that they can create it for me... Taco Bell is one of those places...But not anymore!

I have always loved their crunch wraps... I mean, who couldn't? Filled with cheese and sour cream, and the delightful taco meat! It is a roller coaster of flavor for sure! And recreating it is about as simple as saying "Hello, welcome to Taco Bell. What can I get for ya?"

I know the picture is not that great...but that's what I get for using my

Oh so you wanna know how to make this delight? 
I can't take all the credit, because I found the idea off another website...
but I changed some basics about it... 

Okay, here goes:
-Large Tortilla 
- Taco meat (I used my own seasoning, but you can use packets)
-Nacho cheese sauce (or cheddar cheese)
-Sour Cream
-Fritos (or regular corn chips)
-Shredded lettuce

- Take tortilla and lather on some cheese and sour cream, then place on Fritos. Try to keep everything centered so that you can fold it to get that "Crunch wrap" appearance.  
-Place the rest of your ingredients on top, add another handful of Fritos, a dollop of sour cream & cheese and place a torn peice of tortilla (or a smaller tortilla) over the middle... Fold over your sides and cook in a very hot iron skillet with another very hot iron skillet smashing the top...
You could just do what I did, and use the George Forman...(It makes your life so much easier) ...