It’s been a long 9 weeks, and I finally got my mojo back after sitting on an “existing state”.
What that means….
I’m catching up on every damn thing in the free world. Paperwork, classes, personal issues. You name it, I’m playing catch up with it, including you guys!
So with my schedule being damn near shattered, I did remember it was Tasty Tuesday, and I never posted about girls night out. One thing I want to stress, the food spread can be used on any kind of celebration, not just for a girls night deal.
I chose to go with finger foods, and these type of things.
I made these when I saw burger with sriracha sauce added to a burger. I didn’t want to do burgers because we were drinking clearly, but something easy to eat and made sure we weren’t drunk off our asses.
These were really easy to make:
For 18 sliders:
2 pounds ground turkey
1 pound ground or bison(if you are trying for leaner options)
to make the sraricha butter:
1 cup sriracha
juice from 1 lime
1/2 tsp honey
1 cup butter, melted
Make the sliders like jumbo meatballs, but flatten them out as if they are burgers. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and heat your oven for 350. While the oven is heating up, in a blender, combine the ingredients except the butter. Turn blender on low and blend really well. While the blender is on, slowly add the butter.
After blending everything, pour half on the burgers and bake for 30 minutes, or until sliders are fully cooked.
Use the remaining butter to top sliders, with buns, lettuce, tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese.
The Greek Chicken sliders with Tzatziki sauce is easy but a little bit more time consuming.
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon zest
1 red pepper sliced
In a casserole dish, line the dish with foil. Spray with no stick cooking spray. Rinse chicken, then cut in half, and slice down the middle. Afterwards, you layer the chicken in this order
salt and pepper
Once you filled it to the top, pour white wine onto the chicken. Take the over foil and cover the chicken. Bake @350 for 45 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked.
The night before…….
1 (16 oz) container plain yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
Line a colander(strainer) with 2 layers of cheesecloth, and place over a bowl. Scoop yogurt into the cheesecloth and cover with plastic wrap overnight(or at least 8 hours)
Place grated cucumber into a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Drain until most of the water is released. This may take 1-2 hours.
Stir everything together in a bowl, and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
When building these sliders, you use the sauce, spinach lettuce, tomatoes and wheat slider buns.
Tex-Mex Mac N Cheese
1.5 boxes Elbow Macaroni, cooked al dente
2 cups turkey ham, cubed
2 cans jalapenos peppers
1.5 cups caramelized onions, diced
1.5 cups orange peppers, sliced
1.5 cups red peppers, sliced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn
1 bottle blue moon ale
3 tbsp flour
3 tbsp butter
2 bags cheddar cheese shredded
2 cups milk
Cook pasta as directed. Drain. Sautee onions, ham, and peppers. Mix that with corn and tomatoes into the macaroni. Set aside. In pan, melt butter and add flour. Whisk in Milk until smooth. Add beer, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 6 cups cheese. Continue to whisk to mix evenly. Heat oven to 375. Grease casserole pan. Mix pasta and sauce. Add the pan. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Garnish with sliced chili peppers or bell peppers.
I owed you guys these recipes, and will post the drinks next! Love you guys, and I hope you enjoy these recipes you can make for a get together!
Until next tuesday!