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Summer to-do list: 2012

I have been on Summer break for two weeks and have had my to do list written out for about a month and a half. This summer will be different from all the others because I got an internship with a company called “Delicious Gourmet Cupcakes”, when the internship is over I will get hired on to help with orders and I am so excited to start this new adventure! Hopefully I will still have time to complete the items on the list 🙂

The list:

  • Make home-made pasta and sauce
  • read The Hobbit
  • Have a band of brothers marathon
  • make rainbow cupcakes
  • make a Lord of The Rings cupcake
  • make home-made cheese
  • bake a batch of pretzels
  • bake pumpkin ginger cupcakes

I have made home-made pasta sauce before but never pasta so that will be a lot of fun and hopefully tasty. My dad read The Hobbit to me when I was younger but I don’t remember it and since the movie is coming out in December, I thought it would be fun to read the book first and I also thought it would be fun to start a tradition of reading a JRR Tolkien book each Summer (last year I read Lord of The Rings). I love Band of brothers and have since I was a kid, I had a marathon a few months back but I have been wanting another one. I found a picture of really cool rainbow cupcakes online that I have been dying to make for months and ever since I started the cake decorating I have wanted to make a Lord of The Rings cake. Home made pretzels are like the best thing in the world, fresh from the oven with a little musterd….perfection! I used to make them all the time but then school took over so its time to make a batch. I have a recipe for pumpkin cookies that everyone (including myself…they are my favorite cookies) loves, I found a recipe for pumpkin ginger cupcakes that has 5 out of 5 stars and that is with over 2,000 reviews so I have a feeling these things are good..I need to try them! Heres the link if you want to try them with me! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-ginger-cupcakes/detail.aspx

 

The Lord of The Rings cake I want to make, the tree of Gondor is on the top and the script from the ring is around the sides

 

As I finish things on the list I will blog about the experience! I hope I get everything done, Im gonna be busy in the kitchen this summer, I cant wait 🙂 

the rainbow cupcakes I want to make, they look like such fun!


simple- but THEE best- chicken and pasta in red sauce

K, so I made this recipe up literally two hours ago! and let me just say while I was creating it I had no idea that it was going to become such a hit in the house. I made one package of pasta and 6 pieces of chicken and its all gone! What’s amazing about this recipe is that you can make it your own, I didn’t write down any specific measurements for the spices and flavorings so you can add as much as you want or as little and claim it as your own! You will know if this pasta came out right because when you eat it, it will become the best thing you have ever eaten; this pasta will become your new death row meal!

k so for this recipe you will need the following:

  • 6 pieces of chicken thighs
  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • garlic powder
  • fresh garlic (4 cloves about)
  • salt
  • thyme
  • chopped onion
  • canned tomato sauce (any kind, plain and spice-free is totally fine)
  • tabasco
  • 3 bay leaves
  • package of pasta (any kind)

K to start, chop the onions and mince the garlic, then set them aside on a plate. Get out the chicken and start cutting the bones out. I didn’t look up how to do this I learned on my own, I cut the skin that s covering the bone and then cut around the bone. It’s really easy! then get out powdered garlic, salt and thyme and season the chicken with it.

Get out a large sauce pan and melt the 8 tablespoons of butter, then add the onions, let them cook. When they are done place the chicken in the pan skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat or until the skin is browned. Then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. After add the canned tomato sauce (preferably plain with no spices) and the minced garlic. Then add 3 bay leaves,(this is where you take over) salt, thyme and powdered garlic and a few hits of tabasco. After let simmer on low low heat with the lid on while the pasta cooks. When the pasta is finished plate the chicken and finish the pasta in the sauce then add the chicken back on top and add a few more hits of tabsaco. After that, the pasta is ready to be eaten!!!! 🙂

I hope that you give this pasta a try because it is amazing! It really is and its SO easy!

I hope you guys have an awesome rest of the week and thank you for reading 🙂

the seasoned chicken

 

onions and butter mmm.

mmm, the sauce and spices