So, my first official Tried and True entry for the year: The Chicken and Dumplings recipe from BS in the Kitchen.
So I took a look at the picture below and decided to give it a try! The recipe available HERE.
However, I did not have time to make dumplings…so I skipped the dumpling phase and served with veggie chili and pita bread. See below:
Summary of TnT entry:
Clarity of instructions: very clear instructions
Ingredients: basic ingredients that should be already available in kitchen or easy to get in local store
Level of difficulty: 1 (fairly straightforward)
Sissi’s Grade: 3.5 stars, the taste is really good and the recipe gets me outside the rut of repetitive weekday cooling, but I feel it’s just a good comfort recipe, nothing overboard…which is a good thing. Just feel it could be better….had I made the dumplings, maybe my rating would be different 😉
Master Tester’s Grade: 3 stars…very good but room for improvement.
Let me know how yours turns out!
Special B, some friends and I went to the Saad’s restaurant for some overdue shawarma and chicken sandwiches. Very Good!!!!
- Sha-shawarma P.u.p! (feednfeet.wordpress.com)
Yesterday, Miss P and I went for a dinner at Warmdaddy’s. This was my first visit and will definitely come back.
What went well: The food is great! Highly recommend the south jerk chicken roll and the blackened tilapia with shrimp and crab. I didn’t try any dessert, no more space left! Menu here. The musicians were great! Remix of “My Girl”, “If I was your woman”, and additional hits by Temptations. Also, the background jazz prior to the arrival of the live performers was awesome! I was introduced to John Legend live performances (I know, which planet do I live on, miss P said, but John Legend was not on my radar…).
What was so-so: So much food! Seriously. This is authentic Southern food I hear, so they pile on the butter but it is good (not for my waist though).
What went wrong: Arrival of the live musicians…could have been smoother. Also, it gets pretty crowded so the waitresses take a long time to take your order. The food is served quickly though.
Have you been to Warmdaddy’s before? What do you like most about it?
- John Legend (jadeslim321.wordpress.com)
While at Target, I stumbled upon yet another cook book but this time I held on NOT to purchase it. It is entitled ’50 Shades of chicken’. Agreed, a very poor attempt to draw attention to the popular adult novel (not the Anatomy Grey). I did not read the book and do not intend to.
Back to the shades of chicken, I browsed through the various recipes and decided to try on the chicken thighs with white wine caramelized onions….It is called the “Dripping Thighs recipe”, whatever that means? I wish I could share a link to the recipe online but there is a video I did not check, and do not want to check just in case the publicity stunt goes too far for my sensitive eyes 🙂 feel free to google the recipe name on your own and you should get a quick access to it.
Below, my tried and true pictures. Master Tester said it was good but could do better 🙂 I feel should have added some honey…on the other hand, not a fan of too sweet dinners. Served the thighs with the Foulds Mac and Cheese. Let me know how yours turn out!
My friend, Miss Cay, was discussing her tried and true list over at her Instagram page. It was such an excellent idea I am using her approach to motivate me to try different recipes (and justify the purchase of millions of cooking books that I seldom use….).
The first trial for this series is fairly simple: chicken and herbs. I am posting original recipe and picture, as well as Sissi’s trial 😉 It turned out well, and the master tester (aka my very picky baby brother) loved it….I guess we passed the test! Let me know what you think!
Mixing mint with almond and lemon juice
Chicken I roasted, here half cut as I was getting ready to serve 🙂
And the final product! Pretty close to the original picture 🙂 Good job!
If you would like to try a different recipe for Chicken and Herbs, some links below! Let me know how yours turn out 😉