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Irish Boxty


We’ve really enjoyed St Patricks day for the last few years. It’s really been fun to experiment and make food for the family that isn’t stuff we’re used to cooking and eating. Last year my friend sent me this recipe link to boxty. I decided to look around and see what other people used as their recipes. I finally came across a few and I decided to just make my own, they’re all pretty similar. The boy child liked the recipe. He ate two of them and asked for more, but I ended up giving him other food. This year we’re doing something different than our traditional Irish stew. Bangers and mash was on the agenda for this year. It’ll be a hit I’m sure. These guys just love all things sausage.

Enjoy it ya’ll!

1 cup of grated potatoes, liquid drained

1 cup of mashed potatoes

1 cup self rising flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup milk

oil or butter for frying

Mix together flour, pepper, and shredded potatoes. Add egg, milk and mashed potatoes. Stir. Once mixed prepare like pancakes and serve!


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Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce for Clean Eating Goals! — Clean Food Crush

{NEW} Homemade BBQ Sauce Tastes like BBQ sauce SHOULD without the corn syrup or crappy thickeners! Hands down our FAVORITE sauce recipe! I’d bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now, too! I’m asked MULTIPLE times per week for a GOOD homemade BBQ sauce recipe, and I can’t believe it’s taken me…

via Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce for Clean Eating Goals! — Clean Food Crush

I’ve been on a no processed food kick. I definitely want to give this a go!

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Mocha! — Therapy Bits

Mocha 2/3 cup instant cocoa mix 1/2 cup instant coffee 8 cups boiling water Sweetened whipped cream or Cool Whip Mix cocoa and coffee in pot or pitcher. Pour in boiling water and stir. Serve hot and topped with whipped cream or Cool Whip. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Virus-free. http://www.avg.com

via Mocha! — Therapy Bits

Oh yeah! It’s gotten chilly here, I’m definitely doing this!!

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Foil pack chicken and broccoli


this recipe IS great! I omitted the rice in this picture that you see. I’ve made it a few times now and I’ve decided I prefer it without the rice. We generally make something different with it.

We’ve had quiet the day of laziness around these parts. We really need to do some grocery shopping, but I just haven’t felt much like it. I decided that I’d give some prep work a shot. A lot of times I don’t like to cook, because I have too much to do to get the food ready. I decided to start by cutting all my veggies, making sure they’re cleaned, and stored properly. It was so successful. I’ve been really pleased. I’m going to start doing this more now too!

What do you do in order to prep for your weekly meals?

4 4 oz chicken breasts, boneless skinless

  • 2 cups Instant brown or white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 teaspoons EACH chili powder Italian seasoning, black pepper,
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with 4 sheets of foil (about 6-8 inches) and set aside.Combine the brown rice, and water in a medium bowl and soak for 5 minutes. Divide rice (and it’s water) into 4 sheets of foil.Pound chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin until they are even. Place the chicken breasts and broccoli florets on the rice. Seasoning each chicken breast generously with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt to taste. Drizzle each packet with olive oil and fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Bake for 40-45 minutes (half if using thin sliced chicken), or until chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils.

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Island Chicken


I told you last time, we’d talk about the flu, so here it goes. I’m pretty sure we got it from our foster. However, Coop was the one who got it first, so chances are he probably got it from school. He had the sinuses type issues. After him, it was me…crazy enough hubby never got it! The crazy thing about it is he never got it!!! Seriously! They told us his immune system would be compromised for about a year.

His progress never seems to fail to amaze me. He’s still going to have a pending surgery, but that’s quiet normal. The neat thing is he’s able to do pretty much anything. He doesn’t have the swelling like others do. There is a lot of sensitivity though. Honestly, it’s quiet something! We’re so happy.

6 skinless chicken breasts

3 tablespoons lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

2 garlic cloves minced

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup chicken broth

salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything except the broth and marinade over night. Pour the marinade chicken and marinade into the crock pot. Add the chicken broth and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours.

I baked mine in the oven!


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Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes


Well I suppose ya’ll feel neglected, abandoned, or worse. I can’t say ya’ll are wrong. I’ve left ya’ll far too long. I think about all of you everyday. I can’t give you a good excuse. However, I can tell you where I’ve been. I’ve really been struggling getting back into the swing of things here. Hubby is doing fantastic, so don’t worry. I think, if I’m being honest, I’ve bit off more than I can chew, so to speak.

It started with me going back to school for this semester, despite all we’ve been going through in our personal life. It’s taking up a lot of my time, mostly because it’s SO hard this semester. I feel quiet stupid. Then I helped hubby get back into doing his volunteering with youth. I’ll say, he’s limited in what he can do, but he’s having fun, so I am ok with this…but I worry because his immune system isn’t like ours…BUT he’s the only one in the house who didn’t get the flu- I’ll talk about this next time. I also agreed to go ahead and take a foster child. It was rough getting started, we grew to love him. He’s moved on now, but we think about him all the time! I feel grateful I’m still in contact with the relative. I also am having a wee bit of a medical issue. I’ve said before I have an autoimmune disease. It’s given me the need for medications. I was put on a new one and it’s caused some issues with my liver. I keep thinking seriously? What more can happen to my sweet boys. However, I seen a doctor for it and we’re pretty certain it’s going to go away, so no liver damage. I’m off the medication that caused it and back on the old one; which I loved. I’ve noticed that I’ve been feeling a lot better lately. I’ve been following a diet that a nutritionist gave me. I like it because I can still have all these wonderful things I post. So don’t fret!! I’m working on some recipes to post.

Final words, this is one of my FAVORITE recipes. I can’t even tell you where I got it. I’ve had it probably 14 years. It is SO good.

1/4 cup butter

2 lbs potatoe

3 cups heavy cram

2 garlic cloves

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 teaspoons dried parsley

1/2-3/4 cups grated parmesan (I use it all)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the potatoes thinly. Melt butter, stir in potatoes, cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Top with cheese. Cook until golden. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.