Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I'm No Barefoot Contessa {VI}

Has everyone been enjoying this weather that feels like summer?  Maybe summer is finally here!  I haven't posted one of these since January and thankfully that feels like a distant memory.  Bring on summer salads and grilling!  Just typing this has me wanting to add hamburgers to the menu this weekend.  Enjoy!  

You may not feel like slow cooking in the summer, but if you've had a busy day at work or out all day with the kids this is a great solution.  Dinner is done, and you have time for an evening bike ride or dip in the pool...just sayin':)
This may be my favorite slow cooker I've ever made and probably the way I'll cook chicken in the crockpot from now on. Using bone in chicken breasts really kept it from drying out, as that has always been my issue with chicken in the crockpot...too dry.  Give this one a try, so tasty!
Bacon, Avocado and Corn Salad
I saw this on a blog I follow and then on pinterest, I made it right away after the description was "our go to summer salad"'s our new favorite too!  I think Lauren had three helpings.  There is cilantro in there as well which makes it taste to fresh.  I didn't grill the corn and it was still amazing!
Mojo Pork Tenderloin
It had been years since I made pork tenderloin, I searched for awhile for a recipe and this seemed like the easiest.  It was soooo good!  You end up cooking the marinade to then serve on top and we couldn't get enough of it.  The cilanto, cumin, and orange juice were really unique but delicious!  I didn't grill the onions as the recipe suggests and didn't miss them.
Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken
This is a recipe I had pinned forever ago and finally tried.
It seemed like a good twist on chicken tenders for the kids.  Lauren gobbled it up, but William not so much.  Billy and I enjoyed and the honey mustard sauce is a must, as that is what coats the chicken before smothering it with the breading!  Will make again!
I hope you'll give one of these a try!


1 comment:

  1. Nice! They all look good, I'll try a few next week! Meal planning...check! Thanks:) Beth