Another month has come and gone, and since it was a summer month I’m waving a fond farewell to August! Let’s look back at a few new recipes I tried this month (and some summer must-haves).
New Recipe #1: Easy Garlic Parmesan Chicken
I failed to get a picture of this dish, but please trust me that it was amazing. I used chicken tenders and it took less than 20 minutes to bake! The seasoning gives the chicken amazing flavor – my husband always dips chicken in Ranch, but not this recipe! I just recently discovered the Plain Chicken website, but she has so many good recipes that I’m excited to try.
New Recipe #2: Oreo Triple Layer Chocolate Pie
This is the other one I failed to photograph (not sure what my deal was this month!), but it was also amazing. My husband said this is better than French Silk Pie, which he has always claimed is his favorite dessert. This pie is perfect for summer and can be made ahead of time if you’re serving it for company.
New Recipe #3: Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
While this dish requires a little more hands-on time than my usual supper routine, it’s so worth it. One tip I’ll pass along – I doubled the sauce recipe and had just enough to drizzle on my rice. It gets very thick while baking (as it should) and really reduces down in the pan. If you like a lot of sauce on your rice, you might want to triple the recipe. 🙂
We ate a lot of ice cream this month. When it’s hot outside, ice cream just makes everything better! My two favorites this summer have been Turkey Hill Double Dunker and Friendly’s Chocolate Cherry Chunk. We also enjoyed our local South Carolina peaches for breakfast, snacks and on top of cereal.
For lunches at work, I tried to mix it up and eat a few different things. Whitney Jordan’s salads always look so amazing – she inspired me to make this salad with leftover Marinated London Broil, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, peas and ranch dressing. It was delicious!
Have you tried any new recipes lately? I’ve teamed up again this month with some of my favorite girls to share all the new recipes we tried and loved during August. Be sure to visit their posts (linked below) for lots of new recipe ideas! We all have fairly different cooking styles & preferences, so I know there will be something for everyone.
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Have a lovely week!