Friday, May 13, 2016

Biscuit Love & Five Daughters Bakery

Billie and I drove down to Nashville last weekend for two reasons: food and testing rocking chairs for the nursery.

But mostly, food.

The morning started at Biscuit Love in the Gulch-- I had been here without Billie while he was deployed. So I couldn't wait to introduce him! You can check out my last Biscuit Love post here.

"Princess": Biscuit, Nashville style spicy fried chicken, pickles, mustard, honey

Afterwards we drove down to 12 South for donuts from Five Daughters Bakery, per Billie's request! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chorizo Kale Skillet Hash (Paleo)

This is such a comfort meal to me. I love having this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!! 

To feed 4 people, you need:

3 sweet potatoes 
1 lb of chorizo (or pork sausage if you can't find chorizo) 
Fresh kale, washed and chopped finely
4 eggs 
coconut oil 
cast iron skillet 

1. Chop sweet potatoes into small pieces and cook in a medium skillet in coconut oil or olive oil until tender. (I usually add a small amount of beef broth and cover the skillet at the end-- to ensure the sweet potatoes soften up!) Season with a small amount of salt. 
2. Next, cook the chorizo in a cast iron skillet if you have it! 
3. When the chorizo is almost done, add kale and stir until wilted. Add sweet potatoes back in. 
4. Make 4 holes around the skillet and crack an egg into each space. 
5. Cook in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, until eggs are cooked to your liking! 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bake

It's been a while! But I wanted to post this recipe I made for some guests this weekend! It was a hit-- the perfect amount of sweetness and so filling. I'll definitely make this for visitors again!  

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bake: 

Dry Ingredients-
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar 
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt 
- pint of fresh strawberries, washed and chopped

Wet Ingredients- 
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2.5 cups of milk
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 4 T. butter, melted

- 1-2 bananas, sliced
- melted peanut butter 

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 with cooking spray or coat with butter. 
2. Mix dry ingredients and add to 9x13. 
3. Mix wet ingredients and pour on top. 
4. Bake for 40 minutes. 
5. Serve immediately with chopped bananas, peanut butter, and a splash of milk