I posted this delicious french toast from Sunday on my Instagram and have yet to stop thinking about it because it’s just that good. I had a couple of people DM me for the recipe, so I just decided to share it with everyone here on the blog today.
I feel like I don’t get the purpose of these meal delivery services.
I see commercials for these guys all the time and it kind of boggles my mind.
You’re paying around $80 for a couple meals to feed maybe 2 people. I can go to the store and get enough food for two weeks worth of meals for $80.
I get that you’re paying for convenience. A lot of people don’t like going to grocery store but it seems like such a waste.
Does anyone use these services? I’d like to know how useful they are before I jump to my uneducated opinions of these services.
There’s food!! Food is happiness!
I do still remember how to thrown down in the kitchen. I may have let some stuff go to the wayside over the summer, but I did still eat and still eat now that school is back! (Yes, my stomach is happy about it, too!)
Let’s be fair, when it’s 100 degrees outside, you sort of lose your desire to be the next Iron Chef. Now that it finally cooled down this weekend and I didn’t feel like I would be dying of a heat stroke in my kitchen (even with central AC), I kind of felt more inclined to hang out and make some actual good noms.
We love some chicken in my house (in case that wasn’t blatantly obvious yet). But you know what we also love? BACON. Bacon, essentially makes everything better, no matter what it is. You could put bacon on shoe leather and it would taste amazing (at least, so I’ve been told).
My dish here was based off a recipe I saw on Pinterest from Julia’s Album. It looked pretty delicious, but me being me, I changed up the flavor a little bit to suit my household. Cooking the chicken thighs directly in the bacon fat that had been rendered and hitting them with a good coating of McCormick’s Cajun Spice Blend (I’m pretty sure we use that on everything these days) gave a deeper and more intense flavor in my opinion. You can obviously dial down the spice a little to suit your palate, but we’re spicy here.
I also used a nice hickory smoked bacon. We usually keep a huge hunk of applewood bacon in our freezer, which I’m sure would have been equally as delicious, but I think the hickory made it a little more smokey, which was also delicious. The best part? It’s all cooked on the stovetop, so if you’re still sweltering, you don’t need to turn on your oven. Serve it with a nice side of rice and a veggie? Total win.
And it just looked pretty. Pretty food is usually tasty food.
I don’t know about all other households but we don’t complement meals in words. We usually just do it in unintelligible grunts and groans. Usually because we’ve eaten so much that all we have the energy to do is lapse into a food coma.
This was one of those meals. All Devon did was grunt, after going back for seconds. Remember, Devon doesn’t do seconds unless he really likes it.
As good as this was, it was also pretty easy. There are a few steps, but none of them are all that complicated. Everything, eventually, goes on a sheet pan and just goes in the oven. Dinner is ready in an hour.
The best part is, this is very versatile. You could do this with any cut of pork you like; I just use tenderloin because it’s usually a pretty good size for Devon and I without leftovers. For the veggies, it can be random. In our veggie drawer we had a pepper that was a day or two from being done, half an onion, and some baby carrots that were almost done. In reality, you can roast almost any vegetable (that’s not super frilly), so I just picked them all and roasted them all. Why waste food? But you can use whatever veggies you like or need to use up in your house.
I was kind of annoyed with myself last weekend.
I realize that I haven’t done a food-related blog in awhile. Not that I hadn’t been cooking, but I hadn’t shared anything. Last weekend, Devon and I were going to some dance thing around 6:00 and instead of getting something quick and fattening while we were out, I decided to throw some chicken, some baby red potatoes, and carrots in the crock pot. It turned out AMAZING. I even took pictures as it was being made.
Or…so I thought. Apparently my phone hiccuped (yes, I take all my pictures on my iPhone) and they were gone.
I was so sad. It was delicious.
But I am going to make things this weekend. I have a couple things that look scrumptious that I want to try and hopefully I won’t lose the pictures this time.
I promise. I hope.
I just wanted to say that if you haven’t seen Ted 2 yet, you need to. Devon and I did an impromptu “date afternoon” and went and saw Ted and went to dinner. It was HILARIOUS!
I was sad, though. One of my favorite actors from 24, Dennis Haysbert (aka President Palmer) had a small role in it but I missed him. I had to go to the bathroom sooooooo bad (curse large movie theater drinks) that I did what I don’t like doing in movies and got up in the middle to go to the bathroom and that, OF COURSE, is when Haysbert was on. I was so sad to miss him.
But totally go see it, we were laughing the entire time.
Teddy bears rule.