‘Tis the season for fried green tomatoes. My boss gave me about 6-7 green tomatoes and instead of letting them ripen, I decided to bread and freeze them until I was ready to eat them. Best. Decision. Ever.
Breading consisted of equal parts bread crumbs and corn meal with a little salt and pepper. Dip in egg, dip in batter. Place on sheet pan in freezer and then place in ziplock bag when frozen.
What makes this even better? When you are ready to fry them babies up, you don’t even have to thaw them out! Place them directly in your hot oil.
I served mine on toasted sourdough bread with thinly sliced purple onions and cilantro lime mayo.
Cilantro Lime Mayo
[For two sandwiches]
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 4 tbsp mayo
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Until the next tomato fries,
We Are The Marshall’s
Attending an early Easter egg hunt for Rhett today with friends and had instructions to bring a snack/finger food. Of course, who waits until the very last minute? Me! However, even with no plan, I made the yummiest, easiest snacks!
Turkey, Prosciutto & Chia Seed Rollups
- Block of cream cheese
- 1 package prosciutto
- Deli thin turkey slices
- Chia seeds (1 tbsp per block)
- Mix the chia seeds in with room temp cream cheese.
- Spread evenly over tortilla.
- Add turkey & prosciutto.
- Roll tightly.
- Place in fridge to set for about an hour.
- Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.
I served with picante sauce and pimento stuffed baby peppers.
This fudge was so delicious and easy to make [and you guys know I’m all about cooking being easy!] This would make a super budget-friendly Christmas gift!
Chocolate White Chocolate Fudge
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk (5 oz. can)
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with wax paper.
- Add sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Boil and stir 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Add white chocolate chips, cocoa powder, marshmallows and vanilla to sugar mixture. Continuously stir until marshmallows are melted.
- Pour fudge mixture into the prepared pan. Chill at least 2 hours or until completely set.
- Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Couldn’t sleep this morning, so I decided to get up and make biscuits from scratch. Not going to lie, I have never done it! I’ve made homemade tortillas, rolls, bread, etc, but never biscuits for breakfast! I found a recipe and tweaked it a tad and it turned out perfect!
EASY BISCUITS (Makes about 6-8 biscuits)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons (one stick) butter/cubed
- 3/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425
- I sprayed my ceramic coated cast iron dutch oven with nonstick spray [you can use a regular cast iron if you have one]
- In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients
- I didn’t “precise” measure or level off, I just scooped and went.
- Add butter into mixture until it starts to get a cornmeal texture.
- I nuked the butter to make it a little softer [about 15 seconds]
- Make a well and add milk
- Knead until dough forms [this part was super sticky and messy]
- I added more flour as needed
- Roll out dough on floured countertop
- You can make them as thick as you want, but I made mine about 1/2 inch thick.
- Use a biscuit cutter or cup to cut out biscuits and place on greased skillet and put in oven.
- Bake about 12-16 minutes [all ovens are different] – tops of biscuits need to be slightly golden brown.
- ENJOY! These are super flaky & delicious!
We paired these biscuits with homemade sausage gravy and sausage patties! Comfort food at it’s finest!
Until next time.
We Are The Marshall’s
This stuff can be topped on pretty much anything; ice cream, pancakes, cakes, waffles, toast… you name it!
- 1 lb strawberries (washed, hulled & sliced)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 lemon
- Place sliced strawberries and sugar in small sauce pan.
- Zest lemon into pan with strawberries and sugar.
- Juice entire lemon into pan as well.
- Heat to boiling on medium high, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low and continue cooking and stirring for about 20 minutes.
- Pour mixture into mason jar and place in fridge until cool.
- Serve after it has cooled.
“When dad’s away, mom doesn’t cook.”
That’s exactly how I felt today when I got home from work. Rhett has fever, I’m just exhausted, and who really wants to cook over a hot stove for thirty minutes when it’s 100+ degrees outside? [Not this wife/mom.]
With that being said, I made hot sandwiches for dinner. Super easy, and actually really delicious. It’s delicious because I have a little secret….. After you make your sandwich how you want it, heat the skillet up on medium-high with just a dab of olive oil. Once it’s nice & hot, spread some MAYO on the OUTSIDE of one slice of your bread. Plop it wet side down in the oil and let it sizzle! It literally takes 1-2 minutes per side. Before you flip, make sure you spread mayo on the upright side. Flip and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. It gives the bread a nice creamy crust! Super YUMMY and QUICK! This mom is done for the day! Signing out before 7pm and I foresee my bed before 9pm. Happy Tuesday readers!
[Sandwich pictured above features sliced pepper jack cheese, fresh deli sourdough bread, deli honey baked ham, and mayo on the inside and out. Easy as that!]