Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks


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Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern

We have a holiday coming up and I have the perfect grilled main dish!

Let's break out the grill this 4th of July and make some Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks.  These are soooo easy to make.  You only need FIVE ingredients! ( A major plus) Yep, that is absolutely right, 5 ingredients to the ultimate party dish!  Who doesn't love drumsticks?  These are such a great idea for a great big outdoor bash.  The recipe can be doubled or tripled to accommodate as many people as you want, or it can used as a great, quick weeknight meal.


Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern


CHIPOTLE LIME BBQ DRUMSTICKS

Let's talk about the flavor.  I love a good BBQ sauce and usually make my own, however there are time when I don't want to do that, or I am short on time, or need A LOT of it.  That's when I turn to a good bottled sauce.  No shame here.  We all use them.  What's different about this sauce is that I chose a Carolina style sauce which has a mustard and vinegar base, not a tomato one.  Mix that with some Chipotle seasoning and some lime zest and you have one heck of a sauce!


Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern


Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern

I chose a salt free Southwest Chipotle seasoning by Mrs. Dash.  Now this seasoning has a kick, so if you want it milder add less or more if you want it really spicy!  This seasoning is perfect with the BBQ sauce and then you add the lime zest!  Woooweee!  This is some zesty sauce.  


Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern

Serve along some great potato salad, pasta salad, or corn on the cob and you have one excellent meal!  Treat yourself to something easy at your next outdoor bash, or this 4th of July.  Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks will be the hit of the party!

Enjoy!








Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks


serves 2-3

1/2 cup of Carolina style BBQ sauce (mustard/vinegar based) (such as Heinz)
1 tsp Southwest Chipotle seasoning (Mrs. Dash)
2 tsp lime zest
6 chicken drumsticks
1 Tbls olive oil
salt & pepper

Preheat the grill to medium heat.  Combine the top three ingredient in a bowl and set aside.

Brush the chicken with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Grill chicken, covered, for 20 minutes, turning about every 5 to 6 minutes until cooked through.  In the last 10 minutes start basting chicken with the sauce mixture each time you turn the chicken.  Serve.


Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern

Chipotle Lime BBQ Drumsticks - A 5 ingredient dish that is soooo easy to make.  Perfect for the 4th of July or your next outdoor bash.  Quick enough for a weeknight meal!  Slice of Southern






Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushroom, and Carrot Stir Fry



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30 minutes to dinner with this Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Carrot Stir Fry - A One Skillet Meal - Slice of Southern

We are having a heat wave here in Southern California.  In a time where we usually have June gloom we are having 100 degree weather for a week straight and no end in site.

The last thing I want to do is spend time heating up the kitchen to get dinner on the table.  Nope...not gonna do it.  So one can never have enough 30 minutes meals on hand for days like this, and because this is way BETTER THAN TAKEOUT there's no need to call out for food!

Today, let's talk about a one skillet meal full of beef and vegetables coated with a spicy sauce.  With one skillet (or wok) you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.  Can't beat that in this heat!

30 minutes to dinner with this Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Carrot Stir Fry - A One Skillet Meal - Slice of Southern

SPICY BEEF, SNOW PEAS, MUSHROOM, AND CARROT STIR FRY


A nice sirloin steak cut into thin strips will give you nice tender beefy bites.  Make sure to cut it across the grain so that it isn't tough when you bite into it.  For the veggies I chose ones that cook quickly and compliment the beefy flavor.  Shredded carrots lend a touch of sweet, while mushrooms (baby bella or white button will both work) lend a earthy meaty flavor.  The snow peas lend crunch and texture and a pop of green to the dish.  Oh, and lets not forget to add in some cashews for a little crunch.  I love them and add them to all my stir frys.

30 minutes to dinner with this Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Carrot Stir Fry - A One Skillet Meal - Slice of Southern

The sauce carries the heat with the addition of chili garlic sauce.  You can adjust that up or down depending on if you want it super spicy or leave it out if you don't want the kids to have it.  The sauce is easy to throw together, but make sure to do this first, as stir frys come together quickly and you want it ready to put in a finish the dish off.  

30 minutes to dinner with this Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Carrot Stir Fry - A One Skillet Meal - Slice of Southern

So dinner is done in 30 minutes and the kitchen stayed cool.  But, it's still hot outside so I think a mojito is calling me while I sit and watch the sunset!

Enjoy!





Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushroom, and Carrot Stir Fry

serves 4

Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tsp garlic, minced

Stir Fry:
2 Tbls canola oil
3/4 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced against the grain into strips
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 1/2 cups snow peas
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup cashews, whole
Basic Steamed White Rice


In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, sherry, sugar, cornstarch, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic.  Set aside.

Heat a skillet over medium high heat.  Add oil and allow to heat.  Add sirloin and cook about 5-7 minutes until cooked to about medium well.  (cook less for medium doneness).  Remove from the skillet to a pan.  Add carrots, mushrooms, and snow peas to the skillet.  Cook about 5-7 minutes until mushrooms have let out their moisture and the veggies are crisp tender.  Add the cashews and stir to lightly toast.  

Add back the beef, stir the sauce and pour over the beef and veggies.  Mix to coat thoroughly.  Place on a serving platter and serve with hot cooked rice.


30 minutes to dinner with this Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Carrot Stir Fry - A One Skillet Meal - Slice of Southern

30 minutes to dinner with this Spicy Beef, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Carrot Stir Fry - A One Skillet Meal - Slice of Southern




Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 BEST Smoothies


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10 Seriously easy and mouthwatering smoothies that will keep you cool all summer long! - Slice of Southern



10 Seriously easy and mouthwatering smoothies that will keep you cool all summer long!


1.  Banana Cream Pie Smoothie - Tastes just like the Banana Cream Pie your momma made, with the same comfort feeling! {GET THE RECIPE}


Banana Cream Pie Smoothie - Tastes just like the Banana Cream Pie your momma made, with the same comfort feeling! - Slice of Southern


2.  Cherry Berry Smoothie - A tart and creamy smoothie that mixes in-season cherries and berries for one outstanding and healthy drink.  {GET THE RECIPE}


Cherry Berry Smoothie - A tart and creamy smoothie that mixes in-season cherries and berries for one outstanding and healthy drink. - Slice of Southern


3.  Peach Cobbler Smoothie - Light and creamy this drink is a taste of the South!  {GET THE RECIPE}


Peach Cobbler Smoothie - Light and creamy this drink is a taste of the South! - Slice of Southern


4.  Black and Blue Smoothie - A double delight with not one but two berries that will provide your with antioxidants and fill your tummy.  A great breakfast treat!  {GET THE RECIPE}

Black and Blue Smoothie - A double delight with not one but two berries that will provide your with antioxidants and fill your tummy. - Slice of Southern


5.  Vanilla Kiwi Smoothie - A cool and light smoothie made with luscious kiwis and warming vanilla.  {GET THE RECIPE}


Vanilla Kiwi Smoothie - A cool and light smoothie made with luscious kiwis and warming vanilla. - Slice of Southern


6.  Avila Orange Smoothie - Oh this is one of my favorite breakfast treats.  Made with Avila farms honey (use your favorite) and oranges.  AWESOME!  {GET THE RECIPE}


Avila Orange Smoothie - Oh this is one of my favorite breakfast treats.  Made with Avila farms honey and oranges.  AWESOME! Slice of Southern


7.  Strawberry Banana Smoothie - Traditional flavors that are outstanding together and kids love them!  {GET THE RECIPE}

Strawberry Banana Smoothie - Traditional flavors that are outstanding together and kids love them!  Slice of Southern

8.  Strawberry Pear Smoothie - Fresh pears blended with strawberries make for a light and bright drink that will keep you cool and delight your senses!  {GET THE RECIPE}

Strawberry Pear Smoothie - Fresh pears blended with strawberries make for a light and bright drink that will keep you cool and delight your senses! Slice of Southern


9.  Pineapple Mango Chia Smoothie - Tropical flavors of pineapples and mango blended with chia for a wonderfully healthy smoothie that will make you feel like your vacationing on a beach!  {GET THE RECIPE}


Pineapple Mango Chia Smoothie - Tropical flavors of pineapples and mango blended with chia for a wonderfully healthy smoothie that will make you feel like your vacationing on a beach!  Slice of Southern


10.  Blackberry Pomegranate Smoothie - Sweet and tart go well together in this outrageously good smoothie.  Filling and quenching all in one treat!  {GET THE RECIPE}


Blackberry Pomegranate Smoothie - Sweet and tart go well together in this outrageously good smoothie.  Filling and quenching all in one treat!  Slice of Southern




10 Seriously easy and mouthwatering smoothies that will keep you cool all summer long! - Slice of Southern









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