Monday, October 20, 2014

25 minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup w/ Rice & Chicken

Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. These are the keys to the perfect one pan meal, especially when you are a single person. Let be real here no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen for themselves, though this doesn’t mean they want to eat ramen noodles every night either. We single eaters want real food. The kind we can sink our teeth into, and look back on with fond memories. We want satisfying food that also happens to be fairly easy to prepare. We should probably mention easy clean up, inexpensive, quick, uncomplicated, you know because it’s only for one person, why make it hard? Yeah we are asking a lot, but I think we deserve it.

I also think that his meal has all of those qualities. It is a super hearty soup that you can whip up easily, and has the added benefit of being cheesy. Everyone likes cheese right? Well everyone without a dairy allergy likes cheese right? Moving on.

Are you ready for this? There are 8 ingredients; even including oil, salt & pepper which are usually considered freebies. Oh and it only requires one pot. If you really want to you could probably skip the bowls and eat right out of the pot. I mean its fewer dishes to wash so technically you are saving the environment.

Woah. We are doing big things with this recipe over here.

25 minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup w/ Rice & Chicken (Serves 1)
1 small boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup rice
¾ cup chicken broth
1 cup broccoli cut into bite size pieces
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (plus more for garnish)

Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste and sauté with oil over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes or until it becomes opaque, and browned. Add rice, broth and broccoli and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender (about 20 minutes). There should be some liquid left in the pan, but add more if needed. Stir in cheese and adjust seasoning. Serve warm.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Latest Obsession

I have a confession to make.

I’m a little obsessed with Modcloth right now.

It’s bad. I mean I’m skimming the site constantly for everything from clothes to house stuff.

By the way did you know that they are having a sweater sale? It is sweater weather after all, and I love some good cozy sweaters.

I totally realize that you guys all know by now that this post has affiliate links, but I want to you to know is that I only became an affiliate after I ordered some things from them and totally and completely loved it all.

There is so much stuff that I am interested in right now (you know like this, this, this, or this).

Go check them out for yourselves and let me know what your favorites are!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

A Halloween Themed Dinner Party, for Adults

Just because your over dressing up in a skimpy costume and don't quite have kids yet to bring the magic back to Halloween doesn’t' mean that you have to skip it altogether.  There are still plenty of ways you can celebrate the holiday in a grow up, some-what classy style, I mean just because we are adults doesn’t mean that we can’t have eyeballs in our salad.

Here is an easy Halloween themed dinner party menu for you.

The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

WhiteCheese Ball. This delicious concoction makes a perfect appetizer and can be made into any themed shape, such as a ghost and it can be made a day ahead.

Halloween Eye of Newt Recipe  

Salad w/ Bloody deviled Eggs. Salad is always a safe bet for any dinner party, but the bloody deviled eggs add a certain hint of Halloween delight to this basic staple. For even more Halloween flare try a blood red salad dressing.

Individually Stuffed Pumpkins. People love anything individual, and pumpkins couldn’t be more perfect for this theme. This recipe is great to use for stuffing peppers or squash as well.

ChocolateMolten Cakes. Molten anything is good for any occasion. I suggest serving it with a spoonful of maraschino cherries, to keep the blood red theme going.

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