Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chicken Fried Cold Noodle Salad

I have wanted to share this salad for a while now. It is so tasty!  I have eaten this salad with both hot and cold chicken fingers and they both taste incredible. So making this salad ahead of time is not even an issue. The seasoning on the chicken is what I was most excited about. Maybe you heard that a few months ago, a recipe was published in an article about a family in Kentucky. The recipe supposedly was the original secret ingredients for KFC's 11 herbs and spices. So, I couldn't wait to try out the mix of the seasonings, and I wasn't disappointed! I don't know if it was their recipe, but it tasted a lot like it! 

I hope you give this recipe a try. The cold noodles give the recipe a great taste similar to a pasta salad, and the potato salad with the fried chicken add a picnic touch, just for fun!

Chicken Fried Cold Noodle Salad

Yield-1 salad
(printable recipe at end of post)

5 small Red Potatoes
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing
1 Scallion Stalk
1 Hard Boiled Egg
Noodles (Yaki Soba Japanese Noodles)
Corn Niblets
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
2 cups Flour
3-4 Eggs
3-4  Chicken Strips
cooking oil 

Chicken Seasoning 

2 cups of flour

2/3 tablespoons of salt

1/2 tablespoon of thyme
1/2 tablespoon of basil
1/3 tablespoon of oregano
1 tablespoon of celery salt
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of dried mustard
4 tablespoons of paprika
2 tablespoons of garlic salt
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
3 tablespoons of white pepper




Boil red potatoes until they are tender. Drain potatoes, and cut into small bite sized pieces. Mix mayo and ranch together in a small bowl. Chop scallions. Chop hard boiled egg. Pour dressing over potatoes, a little at a time. Mix after pouring. After mixing, if more dressing is needed, add a bit more. Add chopped scallions and chopped hard boiled egg. Refrigerate.
I used Yaki Soba noodles. I ran the package under cold water, breaking the noodles apart.  Mix together noodles and corn. Add dressing. Refrigerate.
Mix all the seasonings together.
Place flour in one pan, 3 eggs in another, and seasonings in the third.
Fry chicken in a tablespoon of oil over medium heat until cooked, turning over several times.
Build your salad using the noodles as a base, placing the potatoes on the side. Add a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
 Thanks for joining me today!

yield: 1 saladprint recipe

Chicken Fried Cold Noodle Salad

prep time: 25 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 65 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 5 small Red Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing
  • 1 Scallion Stalk
  • 1 Hard Boiled Egg
  • Noodles (Yaki Soba Japanese Noodles)
  • Corn Niblets
  • 1/4 cup Italian Dressing
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 3-4 Eggs
  • 3-4 Chicken Strips
  • cooking oil
Chicken Seasoning
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 tablespoons of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon of basil
  • 1/3 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried mustard
  • 4 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of white pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Boil red potatoes until they are tender. Drain potatoes, and cut into small bite sized pieces. Mix mayo and ranch together in a small bowl. Chop scallions. Chop hard boiled egg. Pour dressing over potatoes, a little at a time. Mix after pouring. After mixing, if more dressing is needed, add a bit more. Add chopped scallions and chopped hard boiled egg. Refrigerate.
  2. I used Yaki Soba noodles. I ran the package under cold water, breaking the noodles apart. Mix together noodles and corn. Add dressing. Refrigerate.
  3. Mix all the seasonings together.
  4. Place flour in one pan, 3 eggs in another, and seasonings in the third.
  5. Fry chicken in a tablespoon of oil over medium heat until cooked, turning over several times.
  6. Build your salad using the noodles as a base, placing the potatoes on the side. Add a side of ranch dressing for dipping.












Sunday, August 14, 2016

Restaurant Style Double Bacon BLT / #SundaySupper

The BLT sandwich is pretty much known to everyone, but this Restaurant Style Double Bacon BLT is the original, only elevated! It starts with a homemade garlic aioli, is topped with two types of bacon, a squirt of mustard for some zippy flavor, a piece of creamy swiss and it's all held together with tasty, thick Texas toast! Homemade BLT's will never be the same!


Restaurant Style Double Bacon BLT

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Baby Back Rib Burger / #SundaySupper

Is there anything better than a backyard BBQ? I don't think so! It's fun to cook outside, and the aroma and flavors that you get from grilling are amazing! This is hands down, the best burger I have ever had! When you eat this Baby Back Rib Burger, all of the flavors are there. You can taste the smoked, crispy, bold flavors individually and as a group and they are awesome! This burger takes some prep, but a lot of it can be made ahead of time. Once you start to grill, it comes together quickly, and you will be so happy it does. Enjoy!

Baby Back Rib Burger

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bundt Cake w/ a White Gravy Drizzle / #BundtBakers

This Sausage and Apple Cornbread Bundt Cake w/ a White Gravy Drizzle is definitely a change from the bundt cakes I usually make, but it is a welcome change! This savory bundt cake is bursting with tasty flavors and would be perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a brunch! I made a favorite cornbread recipe, but before I baked it I added chopped Chicken and Apple Sausage, grilled corn, and onion. Once it was out of the oven, I topped it with a White Gravy drizzle, and sprinkled it with black pepper. Very easy and yummy!

bundt cake

Sausage and Apple Cornbread Bundt Cake w/ a White Gravy Drizzle
 (printable recipe)
Makes 6 Mini Bundt Cakes

1 1/4 cup Flour 
3/4 cup Cornmeal
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/3 cup Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cup Whole Milk
1/4 cup Shortening 
1 Egg
3 tablespoon chopped Onion
1 link Chicken and Apple Sausage, chopped
2 tablespoon Grilled Corn, cut from cob
1 package Country Gravy Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the milk, shortening and egg. Mix just until combined. 
Slice the sausage, lengthwise, into four pieces, then chop the sausage into small slices. Chop the onion into small pieces. Grill the corn over medium heat. Slice the corn from the cob. Add the sausage, onion, and corn to the batter. Pour into the mini bundt pan.
Bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, then remove from pan. 
 Make gravy according to package directions. Drizzle over bundt and sprinkle with black pepper. 
 Cut into the bundt and enjoy all those savory flavors!

Thank you for joining me today! Scroll down to see all the tasty, savory bundts baked by the #BundtBakers members!

Thank you to Padmajha, who blogs at Seduce Your Tastebuds for hosting today!


BundtBakers
#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad!

With summer here, I am thinking it is time to start eating a little lighter. With all the heat and humidity we have been having, the thought of something heavy, just seems to drag me down and I get those "after eating yawns" that make me want to nap. Of course, then my day ends up being very unproductive. So today I am enjoying this Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad!  You are going to love it! It is light and full of so many great flavors!


Oh, did I mention, there is wine too! Check out this recipe! Today I am guest posting over at Women's Daily with this Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad, made with Aidells Chicken Sausage, and  a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio from Cupcake Vineyards!

 Click here to get the recipe: Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad
Make it today, and "after eating yawns" will be gone! Thanks for stopping by today!





Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tortellini and Tomato Salad /#FoodieExtravaganza

I know it is still winter, but I love summer salads. And cookbooks. Which is how I ended up making this Tortellini and Tomato Salad! I was browsing through a cookbook when I saw this salad and I loved all the ingredients including the tortellini! I was looking for a recipe that contained a noodle for today's post. So, it all came together perfectly!
The prep of this salad is simple and easy! Cook some tortellini, chop some veggies, blend together some dressing, and you are done!

peppers, onions, tomatoes, refreshing, tortellini, corn, dressing
 Tortellini and Tomato Salad 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Southwest Santa Fe Pizza

My love of Las Vegas is no secret. It is where I spent most of my adult life. It is where I  graduated college, and got engaged. It is where my son was born, and my husband and I went into business. We picnicked at Mt. Charleston, hiked Red Rock and skied Lake Mead. Needless to say, Las Vegas is such an important part of me, and close to my heart. I've teamed up with Vegas.com and I am excited! The Annual International Pizza Expo that is held in Las Vegas every year is coming up in March, and I am taking part in a fun challenge to create a unique pizza that is inspired by one of the hotels. I created a pizza that is southwestern in style, inspired by the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino.
pizza, southwestern
Southwest Santa Fe Pizza

Friday, August 7, 2015

Trio Salad/#WeekdaySupper

Is it hot where you are? Here in North Carolina the air is smoldering and so thick you need a machete to get through! So when I saw that we were celebrating no cook dinners this week, I was in!! This Trio Salad, is so named because you get three cool, tasty, and refreshing salads topped on a plate of Romaine Lettuce, and served with deviled eggs, avocado, shrimp, and cuban crackers, and you never turned on the stove! How did I do it? Creative shopping! I bought the eggs hard boiled, the shrimp already cooked, and I used a deli baked chicken for the chicken salad! All I did was throw a few items together with each salad and we were ready to go!
Trio Salad

(makes enough for 2 )

Seafood Salad 
2.5 oz. imitation Crab
2.5 oz. Precooked Shrimp  + 6 for garnish
2 tablespoons of finely chopped Onion
1/2 cup Mayo
1 teaspoon Sweet Relish
Black Pepper to taste

Chicken Salad 
5 oz. Rotisserie Chicken
2 tablespoons of finely chopped Onion
3 tablespoons Mayo
2 teaspoons of Sweet Relish
Black Pepper to taste

Egg Salad 
3  Hard Boiled Eggs +2 for garnish
3 tablespoons Mayo
a squirt of Mustard
2 tablespoons of finely chopped Onion
2 teaspoons of Sweet Relish

Avocado
Cuban Crackers
Chop your crab or pull it apart a little. Chop your shrimp into smaller than bite sized pieces. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
Pull your chicken from the bone, and mix it with all the rest of the ingredients. Make your egg salad by quartering your cooked eggs, and then cutting them in half. Mix the eggs with the rest of the ingredients.

Plate your salads on your romaine, add your garnish of egg halves, shrimp, avocado and cuban crackers.
Enjoy your cool weather, no cook, Trio Salad!                        

Sunday Supper Movement

Looking for more no cook #WeekdaySupper ideas? Here's what some others made this week!

08/03/15 - Monday -Cobb Salad Bar by Cindys Recipes and Writings
08/04/15 - Tuesday -Simple Summer Spanish Tapas by Caroline's Cooking 
08/05/15 - Wednesday -Italian Pressed Sandwich by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
08/06/15 - Thursday - Southwestern Corn Salad by Redhead Baker
08/07/15 - Friday - Trio Salad by The Freshman Cook 


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Buffalo Wing Salad

It seems like everyone is a Buffalo Wing fan. And why not? They're tasty good and it's fun to hang out with friends, watch a game and eat wings! But, they can be fattening and messy. So why not try a Buffalo Wing Salad! They are just as tasty, and much better for our health because they are baked! We make baked chicken wings at home quite often, and we usually use a hot sauce to make them so good.  We call them Wolfpack Wings, because we are huge NC State fans. Make these wings and you have your salad wings also! 

salad greens, tomatoes, onions, blue cheese crumbles, dressing
Buffalo Wing Salad

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Southern Grilled Cheese/#FoodieExtravaganza

     It is Foodie Extravaganza day and grilled cheese is on the menu! Southern Grilled Cheese, that is! I grew up eating grilled cheese sandwiches every Friday for dinner. They were made on white bread with american cheese, and we usually had tomato soup to go along with it. It was okay when I was a child, but my tastes have changed, and for the better!
     I wanted a grilled cheese that was different, but made with ingredients that are loved by pretty much everyone. So, I present to you: Southern Grilled Cheese, made with breaded pork, swiss and manchego cheese, and an avocado and cream cheese spread, served on grilled wheat bread. I think you are going to like it!

Grilled cheese with pork
Southern Grilled Cheese

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Caprese Pasta Salad

This Caprese Pasta Salad is cool and refreshing. Now, that is something I would think I would be writing in July, for sure. But it is September and it is very hot and terribly muggy here in North Carolina. This salad is just the thing to help you cool down. It has the traditional caprese ingredients, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. I didn't do it here, but you could add some shredded chicken and make this salad a meal! Enjoy and try to stay cool!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons Tarragon Vinegar
2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Salt and Ground Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Confectioner's Sugar
6 tablespoons Sunflower Oil

Salad
Whole Wheat Pasta
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh Basil thinly sliced
Mozzarella Block
Vinaigrette

Start by putting your vinegar, mustard, 
and salt and pepper in a bowl.
Add the confectioner's sugar.
Mix ingredients with a whisk.
Drizzle in the oil, whisking gently until smooth and blended.
Taste test to check if additional salt or pepper is needed.
Wash your tomatoes and......
roll your basil leaves together and then chop thinly.
I used a block of mozzarella because that is what I had on hand.
I used this very small scoop to make mozzarella balls.
They were the perfect size. You could also use mozzarella 
balls that are already round when you buy them. They
are very tasty and some are marinated.
Place everything but the vinaigrette together in a bowl.
Toss together with just a little vinaigrette and add more
if you need.
I hope you enjoy this simple, refreshing salad!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here are some other recipes you might enjoy:


Seaside Pasta Salad



Super Simple Spaghetti Salad


Strawberry and Avocado Salad 


Friday, February 28, 2014

Southwest 'Po Boy

What's a Southwest 'Po Boy, you ask? Well, it is a sandwich created to satisfy all my cravings for a 'Po Boy. I keep seeing them advertised, and they look amazing! You see, I am a shrimp lover, but only cold shrimp, so a fried shrimp sandwich is not for me. Therefore, I came up with my Southwest 'Po Boy sandwich. It is stuffed full of pan fried chicken, deep fried onion straws, chipotle sauce, avocados, and sour cream, and a little more.I used a wheat hoagie roll that is definitely not 'Po Boy, but it tastes good!
Southwest 'Po Boy 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Refrigerator Soup

If you like soup, you will love this refrigerator soup! Why? Because it is a wonderful, tasty, aromatic treat for your senses, and it cleans out your fridge at the same time! What could be better?!


 Here is how it's done~ Go through your refrigerator and take out the left overs from your meals for the last few days. I found the following:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Slow Cooked Carnitas

Today is reveal day for Secret Recipe Club. Yay! It's always such a fun time. This month my assigned blog was Cooking in Stilettos! What a wonderful blog! Aly has lots of recipes, but as soon as I saw her Slow Cooked Carnitas, I knew I had my recipe. These carnitas are full of flavor, easy to make in the slow cooker,  (no hot kitchen!) and so delicious! I will definitely be making these again and again.

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas
printable recipe
3-4 pound Pork Roast
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1-15 ounce can Tomatoes
1/4 cup Orange Juice
Zest and juice of 1 Lime
2 Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper
The recipe said to cut the roast into 4 pieces, but because
I used a bone in roast, I cut it into 2 pieces.
I heated the olive oil in a pan , and browned the pork pieces
on all sides.
I placed the pork in the slow cooker,
and added all the ingredients. The original recipe said to use 
fire roasted tomatoes. Because the hot stuff does not always go
over well in my house, I used a can of crushed tomatoes. They 
worked out great! 
Cook on low for 6-7 hours until the pork is tender,
and can be shredded with a fork.
Preheat your broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil,
and set aside.  
Shred the cooked pork, and set aside.
Remove the bay leaves from the tomato mixture.
Blend the tomato mixture with an immersion blender,
or pour it into a stand blender and blend until smooth.
Set some sauce aside to put on your carnitas in the tortilla.
Mix the rest of the sauce with the shredded pork 
and place on the baking sheet.
Broil the shredded pork, turning once, until brown and 
carmelized around the edges, about 5-7 minutes.
I sauteed up a few red and green peppers and some onions
to add to my tortilla.
Fill your tortilla with the carnitas, sauce, peppers, and
onions. Top with avocado slices and a scoop
of sour cream.
Enjoy!

Thanks so much Aly, for this delicious recipe! 
I will be back soon, as I have my eye on your 
Pork Tinga!

Check out what everyone else cooked up today: