Try saying that five times fast… got some great alliteration going on in that title too. Ok, so maybe I will always be an English teacher at heart, but this pesto is absolutely delicious! It has an original flavor which makes it worth trying. I got this recipe originally from www.seriouseats.com
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- handful of chopped parsley
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup Parmesan
- pinch of kosher salt
- linguine (or pasta of your choice)
Chop garlic in food processor while water is boiling. Add pasta and cook until al dente (the healthiest and best way to eat your pasta!) Put the rest of the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until blended. Serve with salad and top with parm!
Update: Tried it with gnocchi! Mervolous!
This is probably the most efficient way to make baked potatoes! Just poke holes in the potato, wrap individually in aluminum foil and put in the slow cooker. Bake on low for 6-8 hours.
After they are finished baking, cut into them and top with your favorites! Tonight I’m doing bacon, sour cream, butter (of course) and parsley. Enjoy!
This is the recipe for the easiest, best side dish I’ve ever made. They are called sour cream muffins, but the texture is more like that of a biscuit.
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 2 sticks of butter, melted
- 1 8 oz carton of sour cream
Mix ingredients together and drop in mini muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Muffins will be just starting to brown on the top around the edges. Do not serve with butter because they are already very rich! It makes about 24 total, but my mom makes smaller ones to stretch it to 36 when needed. Enjoy!
These will be gone faster than you can make them!
Tonight for dinner I cheated a little and got my boyfriend to make it! This is his specialty- kickyourasserole. It sounds spicy, but it’s not- just delicious. And easy enough for a caveman to do it!
- 2 Knorr pasta sides (tonight we used fettuccine alfredo, but you can use any kind you like!)
- 1 can Veg-all
- 2 chicken breasts (pre-cooked and sliced)
- 1 small onion (diced) also, not pictured
- As much broccoli as you like (or really any other veggie you like)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup bread crumbs (or Stoffer’s stuffing mix, but we were out today)
Layer all ingredients except water & milk, using half on the first layer and the other half on the second layer. Top with water, milk and more bread crumbs. Put thin slices of butter on top of casserole. The more Paula Deen you want to get with the butter, the better.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes (bread crumbs will brown on top)
Before I start creating this blog, I want to clarify that I am not an expert at anything. I work hard everyday to eat healthy, exercise and save money. It doesn’t work everyday, but at least I try. This blog will be a culmination of the things I’ve found to work well. Nothing fancy- just basic things you can do to make your life better (and maybe impress a few people along the way.)
For the first entry, I want to include the recipe that inspired the title. This is not meant to confuse you- very rarely will I post drink recipes- but this particular drink will amaze. It gets its name because of its seemingly magical qualities. Don’t consume it too quickly or you will have trouble. And if you live at the beach you will probably crash your beach cruiser. Just saying.
Mer’s Magic Lemonade
6 Corona Lights (or just regular…)
1/2 bottle of Absolut Citron
1 can of Minute Maid frozen lemonade in regular or pink lemonade flavor
Mix together in a pitcher and enjoy! You can also make it in an empty milk carton. Responsibly of course…