Posts tagged ‘bbq’

August 9, 2011

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Thanks for all of the well wishes on the job yesterday 🙂 Day 1 was VERY long but extremely productive. I trained for most of the day and then did a lot of the things on my own! For those of you who asked I took a Sales and Event Manager position within walking distance of our apartment. The walk is about .7 miles so i”ll be getting a little added exercise to my daily routine!

Yesterday’s meals were rather boring – Since I worked til almost 9pm I ate lunch and dinner at work (and it’s free, score!)

Breakfast: Special K Vanilla Almond – I know this isn’t new but it’s my new favorite! SO delicious

Lunch: Mixed Greens with goat cheese, candied almonds, dried cranberries, sliced pears and grilled chicken

Dinner: Romaine w/ red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes and grilled chicken with buffalo sauce

Get used to these red bowls because I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of them.

Yesterday I promised the recipe for sweet potato biscuits so here it is.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of sweet potatoes (peeled, cubed and boiled)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups of bisquick biscuit mix
Directions
  • Add all ingredients to 1 bowl

  • Beat with a mixer

  • Flour workspace

  • Roll out dough and place cup over top to make a circle

  • Bake in oven at 375 degrees on a greased baking sheet for 18 minutes

  • Serve warm with fresh butter
SO.
FREAKING
YUMMY
These are perfect for a BBQ meal, a sunday dinner feast or a combination of the two 🙂
I have off today for the long hours I put in yesterday but might stop in later to check on my emails…Off to my happy place!!

QUESTIONS: Do you usually pack a lunch or get something while you’re at work??

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August 8, 2011

King and Queen

This weekend was a good one. I may or may not have a food hangover from last night… Adam and I ate like King’s (and Queens) this entire weekend.

Saturday morning we got up early to run errands.. Ok, so really we only ran one errand and then hit up the outlets. I sent a batch of these to Miss Shanna.She sent me a pair of shoes in return

I think I won that swap 😉 These shoes are HOT.

After we dropped off the cookies we headed straight to shopping!

Adam’s a really good shopping partner. He doesn’t pick out the same skirt to try on as I do, he tells me that I look beautiful in EVERYTHING and he doesn’t complain about going in every store. He just asks for my iphone to play angry birds and finds a seat near the dressing room.

We did A LOT of shopping so it’s fair to say we worked up quite the appetite when we were done. We headed into the food court and found a place called Greean Leaf’s & Bananas.

We split the Acai & Blueberry Smoothie and I ordered a chicken and avocado wrap. I wrapped up half in a to go box and ate half  there.

Twas yummy.

After our big day of shopping we met Adam’s parents down the shore for some dinner at Shrimp Box. We called ahead so it wasn’t too bad of a wait. We all ordered seafood dishes that were extremely tasty. When we were done they offered to get ice cream… I clearly didnt decline 😉

I ordered that peanut buttery goodness. I highly suggest you get to a DQ and order this because it’s only available this August.

After our indulgent treats the night before we needed a good sweat! Adam and I went to the gym around 2 and worked out for a little over an hour. I threw some ribs in the crock pot earlier so when we got home the smell had taken over our teeny tiny apartment.

We waited a little bit before digging in but it was WELL worth it.


Ribs, Baked Potato, Salad AND

Sweet Potato Biscuits!

I had these for the first time in North Carolina and have wanted to recreate them since. I did a pretty good job because even though we were stuffed to the brim we still made room for one of these.

Oh, and this.

I swear we have separate compartments in our stomach that allow room for dessert. So, yeah I’m not doing too well on one of my goals… But I’m starting fresh today!

I’m starting my first day on the job today and was thinking of wearing this J. Crew dress.

Like my curtsy? Our mirror fell down and I didn’t have the patience to mess with it this morning.

Wish me luck!! Recipe for these coming tomorrow 🙂

QUESTIONS: Does anyone else feel like they ALWAYS have room for dessert?