Like a lot of girls, I was a Girl Scout growing up. I was in Troop 91. I went to camp (hated it), volunteered, earned badges and sold cookies. My favorite memory of selling Girl Scout cookies was when my uncle, Tom, helped me sell cookies when he was in school at Auburn. Tom picked me up and took me down to his fraternity house to set up shop. He made every Beta that was in the house buy cookies from me. I sold a lot of cookies that year! :)
This is my favorite Girl Scout cookie. I have a serious weakness for anything peanut butter and chocolate. I grew up calling these cookies Peanut Butter Patties. It wasn't until I moved to Birmingham, after college, that I heard them called Tagalongs (and Samaoa's and Do-si-dos).
This homemade version is really, really close to the real thing, and you don't have to turn on the oven! Score!! They are also a lot cheaper! Is it me or do they seem to have fewer cookies in the box every year? Save this recipe for when your Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs stash runs out.
These Chicken Parmesan Sliders have all the flavors of chicken parmesan without all the work! These are super quick and easy to make. Just throw everything into the slow cooker and let it do all the work. All you have to do is shred the chicken and serve it up on buns.
We used Hawaiian Rolls for the sliders. I love the hint of sweetness in those rolls. I could just eat a pack rolls for dinner! (You know you could too!) I toasted the buns before topping them with the chicken mixture. I think it helps keep them from getting soggy.
Chicken Legs loves Sloppy Joes. I am not a huge fan. I make them for him, but I haven't really found "the recipe" for me. Well, this might be it. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and traced the original back to Taste of Home. It was super quick and really delicious.
I was had my concerns when I made this. I thought there was way too much liquid in the pan. I didn't give up on it. I let it simmer uncovered for about 10-15 minutes and it thickened up perfectly. The level of heat in these Sloppy Joes will all depend on how hot the salsa is that you use. I used Trader Joe's salsa and this wasn't overly spicy. If you are sensitive to heat, be sure to use a mild salsa.
This dish was absolutely delicious. We both took one bite and agreed this was awesome! I wanted to lick my plate. I didn't; I just used the biscuit/dumplings to sop up every last bit of sauce instead.
This is actually a really quick meal and it is made in one pot. I love one-pot meals! I used half of a rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken, and this was ready to go in the oven in less than 10 minutes. I used Fonterea Grill Tomatillo Salsa for the salsa verde. It was really good. It didn't have big chunks in it and wasn't spicy. I've already made this again because we loved it so much. Add this to your menu ASAP!
Last Thursday my heart shattered into a million pieces. My sweet Sherbert went to heaven. We found out the week before that she had kidney failure. She was in the hospital and improving, but she couldn’t go on any longer. She was ready to go see Marmalade and her sister, Pumpkin.
We adopted Sherbert and her sister, Pumpkin, in the Fall of 2000. They had been abandoned on the side of the interstate. Someone brought them to the vets office and Chicken Legs insisted we adopt them.
Sherbert had lots of nicknames, as most pets do. Bert, Bertie Bert, Sherbie, Turbo, Turbo Sherbo, Turbie, Bertie B, Sweet B, Sweet Pea, B B, just to name a few.
She loved to sit in my lap. She purred so loud. She was a little purr-colator.
She didn’t like to be held. She turned into the tasmanian devil if you attempted to pick her up.
She was fast as lightning. Hence the nickname, Turbo.
She loved to roll around on the rugs. She loved burlap - went absolutely crazy rubbing all over it.
She always got in my overnight bag when I was packing.
She would stand up to check things out.
She LOVED to get in drawers.
She could jump from the floor to the top of Chicken Legs' dresser - about 5 feet.
She loved to sit in boxes.
She spent most of her days during the winter in front of the heater.
Her favorite human food was ham and cheez-its. I left my ham sandwich unattended one day and she stole the ham out of it and ate it! I had to start making a plate of ham for her at lunch.
Sherbert was always special to me. She went through a lot in her short life and was a tough little cookie.
I had almost 14 wonderful years with Sherbert. She was my everything. I loved her more than anything in this world.
It will be strange going into the bedroom and not seeing her sleeping on the bed. I will miss her meowing at me, sleeping by my side and petting her.
She has only been gone a few days, but we all miss her tremendously.