Tuesday, March 31, 2015

146.4...Zesty Citrus Chicken

I didn’t get a chance to share my cooking class experience I had at Great News before I left for Cabo. The class was called “Zesty Citrus Chicken” and was taught by Phillis Carey. Each recipe had some sort of citrus element in it and everything was delicious!

The first recipe was Oven-Fried Asian Walnut Crusted Chicken Breasts with Ginger Lemon Sauce:

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Great chicken recipe! The sauce was a bit too sweet for me but that could easily be adjusted. 

The next recipe was Spicy Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Orange BBQ Sauce:

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This BBQ sauce was fabulous!!! If you didn’t want the orange flavor, it could be easily left out but it did make for a unique taste! Makes me exciting for summer so I can start grilling outside again.

Next was Pecan Chicken Breasts with Orange Rosemary Sauce:

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The sauce was fabulous! The chicken was good too!

Next up was Thai Green Chicken Curry with Lime Leaves and Fresh Lime Juice:

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This one was my favorite! It was all things that are great about Thai food: spicy, sweet, salty, sour. I can’t wait to make this at home! It was easy too!

Dessert was Lemon, Lime and Orange Cheesecake with Almond Crumb Crust and Strawberry Sauce:

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Really good! Loved the almond crust!

Fast forwarding to yesterday…..breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with salsa and cheddar cheese. 

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I took the kids to school, then went to spin class. It was nice to workout after all those days indulging in Cabo!

I ran some errands then went home for lunch. Tuna salad, celery sticks and pickles: 

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Dinner last night was Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken, brown rice and broccoli. Their Orange Chicken is a staple in my freezer. 

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I threw the leftover broccoli in my eggs this morning. 

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My daughter hates eggs and is disgusted by me every morning. She hates broccoli too. She was more disgusted than ever this morning. 

Right now I’m off to another cooking class at Great News!

What food(s) can you not stand the smell of?  Bananas!!!! 

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring Break in Cabo

The last four days have been full of laughs, sun, wine and delicious eats. My husband’s company’s trip to Cabo came and went but the memories made will last forever. 

We started our adventure on Wednesday at the airport in San Diego. Before our flight we grabbed some snacks. I opted for fries. Seemed reasonable.

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We arrived in Cabo and made our way to Costco to stock up on stuff for the home we were staying in.

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On the way out we all grabbed lunch. I throughly enjoyed my hot dog.

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We arrived at the house and I immediately felt supreme happiness at our view. 

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It didn’t take much time for us to make ourselves right at home. 

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We had carne asada and chicken tacos for dinner that night at the house. Epic carne asada for sure. 

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Thursday morning was quite relaxing. 

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Breakfast was French toast, scrambled eggs and bacon.

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More pool time!

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Lunch was fish tacos at the house. They made a mean guacamole for sure!

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We all got into a taxi, clown car style, and headed to the Office for some drinks and snacks.

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We had some time before our dinner reservation, so we made our way to The Nowhere Bar for a bit. 

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We had a sushi dinner at Nick-San…no photos….the food was moving around the table way too fast honestly. We were like vultures. But know this…it was fabulous. 

Breakfast Friday morning was scrambled eggs, chilaquiles, bacon and pancakes. 

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Some of our group went ATVing, some of us stayed back to enjoy more pool time. 

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We made the right choice. :)

Lunch was grilled chicken, rice and salad. 

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We got ready to head out to Edith’s for dinner. 

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We all enjoyed a tostada appetizer: 

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Followed by tuna and beef carpaccio. 

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Of course we had to order Edith’s famous Caesar salad for the table!

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For my entree, I ordered the Baja Style Shrimp. 

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They know how to do seafood in Mexico. 

Breakfast Saturday morning was scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast and the best beans ever. 

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We enjoyed more pool time while some of the guys went golfing. Lunch was hamburgers and fries. 

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Our group headed down to the marinara to enjoy a sunset boat ride. 

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There weren’t as many whale sightings as last year but it was still beautiful nonetheless. 

Dinner was at La Dolce. We had definitely had our fill with Mexican food at that point. The Italian food was a nice change of pace! The table shared a few different pizzas. 

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I ordered Fettuccine with Asparagus and Shrimp in a Rose Sauce.

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Today was our last day in paradise. We enjoyed another breakfast and a bit more pool time before packing and heading to the airport. 

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Lunch was Carl’s Jr. at the airport. This also tasted pretty amazing. :)

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Such an amazing trip for sure. 

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I’m already counting down the days until next year’s trip. 

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