Category Archives: Food

What’s cookin’?

All of my life I have been surrounded by a family that cooks a lot! My grandparents on my mom’s side would cook in the kitchen every day & also bake desserts as well. Helping was one of my favorite things to do with them when they were still alive.

Now that I am 22 years old going on 23, I feel like I should be learning how to cook my own meals and bake my own desserts! Although I know how to cook and bake the basics of things, (scrambled eggs, chicken & rice, pies etc.) I feel like I have the capability of learning how to cook larger meals and make excellent desserts.

One of my favorite dishes that my grandfather used to make was actually something he found in a magazine and it’s something that you can instantly find thanks to Google!

It is called King Ranch Chicken Casserole! I think the first time I had it was when my mom made it for me for my birthday and when she made it I thought it was a family recipe! *It probably was at some point but not with my family lol* When my mom told me it was actually just out of a cooking magazine I wasn’t necessarily disappointed, but more intrigued to look up more recipes online!

Today I will be writing out the recipe for King Ranch Chicken Casserole and showing you what it looks like! Let’s get ready!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (Original) *found in canned foods aisle*
  • 1 can of Baked Beans 
  • 1 bag of Tostitos chips (another version of the recipe calls for tortillas but we enjoy Tostitos more because of the crunchiness)

Supplies:

  • Medium-sized Pyrex dish
  • Non-stick Pam Spray
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1 can of Rotel tomatoes mixed with 1 can of cream of chicken / cooked & diced chicken breast / 1 can of vegetarian baked beans / Pam sprayed, Medium-sized Pyrex dish

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One of the tips for being able to cut up the chicken easily is to either warm it up in a pan on the stove or put it in the microwave for a few minutes. This will allow the chicken to defrost a little bit and it will be easier to cut up and put into the pyrex dish.

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Once you cut up all of the chicken start layering in the pyrex dish. Chicken first, chips second and the Rotel tomato & cream of chicken mix last. Then once you have done it once re-layer it again until you are out of the mix and there’s enough to fill the dish to the top.

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Once you layer everything it should look something like this. Now keep in mind when you finish layering the main ingredients that’s when you add the cheese on top and voila! You are ready to put it in the oven!

You’re going to want to cook it at 350 degrees for about an hour with the top and without the top for the last 10 minutes. You can of course cook it to your liking so it can either be really cheesy with the top on or more crispy without the top.

Once you cook it and it’s done it should look something like this!

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Bon Appetit! It is SUPER DELICIOUS!

Hope you try making the recipe & enjoy it as well! Let me know if you have any questions or comments about this recipe.

Until next time!

– Katy

 

National Beer Day!

Today Kevin and I went to one of our favorite bars/restaurants Petrol Station located in Houston, TX! We always have a great time going here to eat great food and drink beer either together or with friends. For one the food is AWESOME!
Processed with VSCO with c2 presetThe burger that we ordered was called the Rancor. It comes with nearly everything on it including an egg on top! It can get a little messy but is totally worth eating. The fries are super delicious & this burger is just to die for! Kevin ordered a beer called Southern Star Tropic Theory IPA & I ordered Live Oak Hefeweizen  *which is featured in the picture above at the top!* I have to state that Live Oak is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE and every time I order it, it tastes better each and every time. I definitely recommend for everyone to try both of the beers we ordered. They are super good! All in all I had a great time today at this awesome place! Getting to spend time with Kevin is probably one of my favorite things to do. Especially when we go to cute little places like this too! If you ever find yourself in Houston, TX I would definitely recommend making a stop at Petrol Station so you can experience the great food & delicious beer!

Brunch on a Sunday.

Hello! My name is Katy & welcome to my blog! I decided that my first post would be about one of the things I love the most and that is FOOD! About a year ago some of my girl friends and I went to eat brunch at this awesome place in Houston. I tried a mimosa for the first time and the food was AMAZING! Ever since then I have had a thing for brunch! I want it.. always! I’m already a huge breakfast fan and I honestly could not live without breakfast/brunch foods.

The picture that I posted at the top of this post was taken at a nice bar/restaurant that I went to with my boyfriend and some friends. I decided to order a beer called Raspberry AF by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and it is SOOO DELISH! I love how it can be a little sour but also super delicious as well! We ended up getting some donut holes made in the restaurant that tasted like lemon cookies and our breakfast plate was super good too. All in all I loved eating brunch with great people and I feel like eating brunch on a Sunday or any day is always a great way to connect and talk with your friends! I know it is for me at least.

Well that’s pretty much it for my first post. I can’t wait to start posting more about what goes on in my life and about the things that I love!

Until next time!

– Katy