Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Not your Noodles & Co. Macaroni

My freshman year of college, I got a part time job at Noodles & Co.  A brand new location opened about 10 minutes away from school so I was able to be a part of a somewhat intensive four day training program since almost all of the employees were brand new and we obviously had no clue what we were doing.  One of the things on our itinerary was to try all of the dishes on the menu - tough job, right?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

You can do all that with a box of pancake mix?!

Ki and I love breakfast, and a couple of weekends ago I thought it would be fun to be able to eat breakfast for EVERY meal.  So on a Saturday and Sunday, we were able to make not merely two breakfasts, but SIX!  It was a lot to handle, and I am not sure if it is the best thing to do all of the time, but at least we have multiple recipes to share with you guys for breakfasts, brunches, or anytime you want breakfast for dinner.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patty's Day Feast!

St. Patrick's Day this year is nothing compared to St. Patrick's Day last year... I was studying abroad in London and Ki came to visit over my spring break, which just so happened to coincide with St. Patrick's Day.  We wanted to do some traveling during her visit, and of course we just could not resist going to Dublin on the big day... it was interesting to say the least as the city was littered with green-clothed tourists to watch the parade and to pack the pubs.  Probably not something I would choose to do again, however it's pretty cool to be able to say we spent a St. Patrick's Day in Ireland.  I personally prefer a trip  to Chicago to see the most artificially green river in the world and see the crazies out and about there ;).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mardi Gras! Miniature King Cakes

Tomorrow is the celebration of Fat Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent which traditionally included fasting.  It was in essence the last day to indulge in favorite treats and luxurious meals - yum :).  To this day, some people decide to give something up for Lent - this year I have chosen soda, and Ki is giving up Starbucks, so it will be a trying time for us all haha.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Night Chicken Dinner

The transition of the idea of the original recipe we were going to make to this one is a funny one.  In a Hungry Girl email about a month ago, there was an ad for Betty Crocker instant mashed potatoes and a recipe for a mexican mashed potato parfait thing.  It looked really good, but the question of what to have on the side or what to add to make it a substantial meal was up in the air.

Late Night Craving?

Want a recipe that will save you from that 4th meal craving?  Here is a recipe for an easy meal that will keep you satisfied, and away from that drive-thru window ;).  The recipe may seem a little time-consuming, but it only took about four minutes to get everything assembled and onto the pan, and it was extremely delicious.  Enjoy!