Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day of Love

I'm not a huge fan of Valentines day but when Gabe came home last night, after work, and said "Are you ready? We are going to Taco Bell." Then I asked why and he replied "You don't like jewelry, flowers or candy and the only thing I know you always want is Taco Bell so that's what I'm getting you for Valentines day."  I immediately became a fan. 
 It was eleven o'clock at night when he said this, so I convinced him to wait and take me to Taco Bell the next day for lunch.  After lunch, I decided that, being a couple and all, we should at least do something Valentines-ish.  We went to a cute little bakery called Sugar Rush to get some kind of dessert.  We both ended up getting cupcakes.  Mine was red velvet raspberry cheesecake and Gabe's was strawberry cheesecake. Both of the cupcakes were so freaking good, I mean just look at the picture, don't they look perfect?  Please love the picture of Gabe devouring his cupcake, he obviously was really enjoying it. ha  We still had a little time before Gabe had to go to work.  After finishing our cupcakes, we ended up going to a used bookstore and Gabe got me Jurrasic Park and a really awesome Harry Potter bookmark.  I love that man so much, he is wonderful and knows me so well.  

Hope everyone else's Valentines day was full of love.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gabe's Early Birthday

Gabe has been craving Red Lobster ever since we made the connection that their cheese buns were probably the closest thing we will ever get to tasting Peeta Mellark's, so when I asked Gabe where he wanted to go eat for his birthday, I really should have assumed that is where he would choose.  
We weren't able to go out on his actual birthday, because I'm a terrible wife and was going to be out of town on his real birthday, but I had a very good excuse, I promise.  My grandfather had past away the previous week and I was going to San Diego for his funeral.  Anyways,  Gabe and I got Red Lobster's new promotional deal, which is a four course meal for $15.  That sounds all nice and grand in theory but the actual act of eating all that food in one sitting is pretty much physically impossible.  We ended up taking out dessert home to munch on when Gabe got home from work.

Honestly, I'm not sure why we had never thought of taking our dessert home before, because it truly is a glorious experience.  At home, you can wear your stretchy pajama bottoms instead of tight fitting jeans.  Which is very beneficial because you can easily avoid that awkward moment where you contemplate or actually do unbutton the top button of your pants after dessert. And can sit on your lovers lap and sing happy birthday at the top of your lungs with out any social ridicule. I'm pretty sure Gabe and I will never go back to eating our dessert in the restaurant again. It would simply be a let down after our heavenly experience at home.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Taco's

This blog has been all about food lately, but like I said, food is Gabe and I's lives.  Anyways, to add to the food overload on my blog, here is a really easy and yummy recipe for buffalo chicken tacos. Enjoy! 

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into 1 inch chunks”
oil (for deep frying)
1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons garlic powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
½ cup hot sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 package small flour tortillas
romaine lettuce (sliced)
roma tomatoes (chopped)
shredded cheddar cheese
blue cheese dressing
Step 1: Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. In a medium bowl beat together the eggs and milk. First roll the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, then dip into the egg mixture and roll the chicken bits once more in the flour mixture until well coated.
Step 2: Deep fry breaded chicken bits in batches at 375 degrees for about 5 minutes per batch or until chicken is fully cooked. Drain on paper towels.
Step 3: While chicken is frying, in a small sauce pan over low heat add hot sauce and butter. Cook until the butter has melted and is combined with the hot sauce. In a large bowl toss the chicken bits with hot sauce until fully coated.
Step 4: to make tacos- place a few buffalo chicken pieces onto the bottom of a flour tortilla. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese.
(Makes 4 Servings)
 I got the recipe from over here .  Everyone should really take a look at this blog, they have really awesome recipes. 

Costa Vida, Krispy Kreme & The Hunger Games

Saturday morning, I woke up from a dream where I was eating a delicious nacho boat from the Alpine baseball snack shake. Yes, I dream about food almost ever night. I'm foods biggest fan. It occurs to me that many people do not know what a nacho boat is, I'm here to enlighten you. It's basically nachos with chili, lettuce, tomato, onion and jalopenos on top to make pure splendidness.  Anyways, I was dreaming of brilliant nacho boats when I was awakened by my alarm.  After turning that annoyance off, I turned over and shook Gabe until he was awake too and told him I had a hankering for nachos. Well that beautiful man got me some glorious nachos form Costa Vida. We had never been there before but it was very good.
Turns out  it's pretty much the same thing as Cafe Rio but cheaper, wonderful.  After finishing our dinner, I remembered that we had passed a Krispy Kreme on our way to Costa Vida.  I informed Gabe of this and we headed over.  Now, some of you might be surprised that we could eat Krispy Kreme right after eating a yummy Mexican dinner but you have to keep in mind, we are the kind of people who dream about food so this is normal for us. We basically live to eat.
 After dinner, we went over to the movies where Gabe and I watched The Hunger Games trailer for the first time on the big screen, and holy moly, it is 100 times more epic that way!  We cannot wait till the movie comes out, you best know we will be waiting in line for the 12 o'clock showing on March 22, because we are cool like that.