Daily Archives: 09/20/2016

Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

This post will be a bit long as I not only am going to tell you about last night’s side dish but I also would like to share with you some great news about a new contact that I received yesterday.

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. Although I don’t know why maybe it’s because they are my favorite color green lol. But, I do admit that I do not like eating tasteless green beans. I mean come on who does? Ha, well this Sweet Balsamic Green recipe is anything but bland. No seriously this dish tastes AMAZING!!! And here’s how?

The honey combines incredibly well with the balsamic vinegar and garlic. Delicious. This is a recipe you have to try. I know you will make it over and over again.

Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

INGREDIENTS

16 oz green beans, frozen
2 C. water
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 Tbsp honey 
1 Tbsp onion powder 
1 Tbsp garlic minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. pepper 

INSTRUCTIONS

In a medium pot boil water and cook the beans until they are tender about three-five minutes. Remove the beans from the heat and drain. Toss the beans back into the pot. Next, add the olive oil and the garlic. Cover and cook for three minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cover and add in vinegar, honey, onion powder, salt, and pepper on medium-low heat. Stir regularly for about five more minutes. Serve immediately.

Source Kitchen Divas

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My new contact is called A Sharp Slice. The have a guide on all the different types of kitchen knives. Knives for cutting meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables. They also have articles on the various types of knife brands/sets. Then they have another section on their site about the different brands of food processors, blenders and knife sharpeners. Go to my links page to learn more about this excellent site.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

I cannot believe that the summer season is officially over. It’s ridiculous on how fast it flew by lol. However, the first day of fall is on Thursday and I am very excited about this fall/autumn, as it is not only one of my favorite seasons but I too am looking forward to sharing a bunch of fall recipes with you as well. 🙂 Although, since I do live in the state of Texas I do admit that it sometimes can be challenging to get into the fall mood lol because it’s still so hot during the month of September. 

So anyhow back to the original subject.

To properly finish the summer, I decided to use my grill pan to cook this Honey Mustard Chicken recipe. It’s so very yummy and relatively easy to prepare. I’m certain you and your family will love this dish.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Ingredients

1 lb Chicken Breasts, Boneless
3 Tbsp. of Mayonnaise
⅓ C. Dijon Mustard
¼ C. Honey
1½ tsp. Soy Sauce or Bragg as a substitute (I will write a little article about the brand Bragg’s and add their website link to this post so you can learn more about them and where you can usually find it.)
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Instructions

1. Combine together in a small mixing bowl the Dijon mustard, Honey, Soy Sauce, and Lemon juice. Spoon out three tablespoons of the Honey Mustard mixture and put it into a small plastic air tight container. Set aside. Next, place the chicken breasts into the marinade and let the chicken sit in the mixture for eight hours to overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat the grill and or grill pan to medium-low heat and cook the chicken for six-seven minutes each side or until juices run clear, and the chicken reaches 170 degrees. Sauce: Add three tablespoons of mayo to the reserved Honey Mustard Sauce and drizzle over chicken breasts. Enjoy! 😀

Source  spend with pennies

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Bragg is an all natural liquid and all-purpose seasoning. You can prepare it with pretty much anything from chicken to beef. My family loves to cook with it when we grill burgers. Click here to learn more about the brand. I also include a photo of the Bragg bottle to give you an idea of what to look for. They are usually located in the health food section and or with the salad dressings at your grocery store.

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