Another Delicious National Day

Today was tough to pick just one National Day to focus in on. Four of the National Days inspire amazing talking points, none “food” based. On the other hand, two are great food focal points, just not together. Let me explain . . .

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What to Serve with Mac and Cheese

Today is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. Now I suppose you could grate a few different cheeses, create a yummy sauce, boil up some macaroni and put the two together. There’s a soft spot in every heart for Macaroni and Cheese. Warm childhood memories.

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No Ordinary Fried Chicken

A number of my posting are written in advance – sometimes weeks in advance. I create my actual menus each week for our family around things I need to research or photograph for the blog. Today is National Fried Chicken Day. Now I bring that up because this isn’t the recipe I had intended to share.

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Trinity Sunday and Yucatan Goodness

Tomorrow is Memorial Day – and the start of another awesome Grilling Season. Before we get to all that awesome foods plucked from our grills, let’s take a moment to talk about today.

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Chicken Jalapeno Lime Soft Tacos – Oh Yeah!

Today is National Brown Bag It Day. It’s also Tijuana Tuesday in our house. My guys Brown Bag It most days. And Taco Fixings travel so well.

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Not Your Typical Chicken Lazone

Chicken Lazone sounds intriguing. It has an international ring to it. At lease to these American ears. Nothing could be further from the truth. Chicken Lazone is a dish born right here, in America. While Chicken Lazone has been around since the 1990s, recently with more people cooking at home, it’s achieving renewed popularity.

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The Advent Season Begins

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Our Advent Wreath will grace our dinner table each evening as we embark on the new liturgical year as Catholics. The traditions and rituals of Advent bring comfort and peace to those who believe.

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Buffalo Spicy Chicken Tenders

While these Chicken Tenders might not look like your typical Buffalo Spice Chicken, believe you me they bring on the heat. There’s heat in the flour coating, buttermilk dip and Panko breading.

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Skillet Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Today is Michaelmas, also known as the Feast of Saint Michael and All the Angels or simply Feast of the Archangels. Most of us recognize the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Catholics tradition teaches there are seven Archangels, one for each of the Seven Sacraments.

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Gotta Love Quesadillas – Olé!

So yesterday was Quesadilla Day. These delicious Chicken Quesadillas were my first choice to share. But yesterday was also Lobster Day. I simply could not pass up Lobster Quesadillas. Could you?

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Is the Great American Pot Pie Really American?

Today is the Great American Pot Pie Day. Ask my husband and he will tell you emphatically that a true Pot Pie is made with both a bottom and top crust. It’s the way he grew up. We didn’t eat much in the way of pot pies except an occasional Swanson’s TV Dinner Pot Pie. Back then, I wasn’t a fan of cooked carrots or the texture of frost-bitten peas, so I ate the top crust, then picked out all the vegetables before eating what was left.

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Care to Guess What Day It Is?

Yep, it’s National Chicken Boy Day. I gotta tell you, I never had the opportunity to eat at his restaurant. In all my travels to Southern California, I’ve never seen the giant Chicken Boy and until recently, had never even known of him. But now that I know he exists, I find Chicken Boy strangely fascinating.

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One-Pot of Deliciousness!

I gotta tell ya, this was one of the most difficult dishes to make. And not for the reasons you might think. The first time I had this one-pot wonder on our meal planner was the day after restaurants closed for the second time in California. Don’t ask me why, but I felt very rebellious. Fine, if we can’t eat out, I won’t cook at all was my attitude. We can starve. That in itself made no sense since we don’t eat out very often. It was just frustrating to have options removed.

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Chicken Breast with Rosemary Butter Sauce

This year we planted some Rosemary in the front yard. I had tried (foolishly) to grow Rosemary in my herb garden. Let’s just say that an herb that grows into a big bush has no business in a small clay pot.

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