Sunday, May 25, 2014

Chai Di Tea and The BASIC Raisin Bran Muffin...

Hey, if Oprah can name a chai tea at Starbucks after herself, so can I. Maybe not at Starbucks but around my kitchen, I can.

And, I might add, "It's a sad day at Starbucks when your once booming company has to rely on the Oprah effect to help you out. Maybe SB should slow down and get back to the basics like quality product and spectacular service that got them going strong in the first place. Sorry, I digress...

How To Make A Dozen Perfect Raisin Bran Muffins...

1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk 
2 cups Raisin Bran Cereal
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix in order and bake in greased regular size muffin tin at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Double the recipe for 24. If you want, save batter in fridge for up to 5-7 days and bake when needed. I bake all at once and freeze the leftovers, if there are any.

How To Make Chai Di Tea...

2 cups almond milk
2 Vanilla Chai tea bags
3-4 teaspoons Splenda 
Sprinkle of cinnamon 

Heat milk and tea bags together in microwave for about three minutes. Remove and allow to steep for another couple of minutes. Sweeten with Splenda and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sharky's in Sherwood...

There really is an art to frying the heck out of food and making it something enjoyable. Sharky's has defined that art. I would highly recommend Sharky's if you are having a Southern fried fish attack as was my case today for lunch. I wanted to eat at Two Sisters on Kiehl but, when I drove through the parking lot, there was no parking space to be had. As I exited the lot, I noticed the neon sign special flashing fried chicken so I thought of Sharky's on down the road. Glad I did. The $5.99 lunch special consisted of 2 fried catfish steaks, crispy fries, two hushpuppies, two slices of bread, and a delicious cup of cole slaw. Yummy, yummy! I was only able to eat half of the meal because it was so huge. Saved the rest for an afternoon snack. And, talk about perfectly fried. It was absolutely fried to perfection with no hint of grease or oil. I don't do fried very often but when I do, this Southern girl will choose to eat at Sharky's... because I have not defined the fine art of food frying.

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