I know, I know, I know…. I’m back yada yada yada. And yes, I have been missing in action for quite some bit now but I AM BACK!! And why not make my comeback with the infamous engagement chicken from Glamour magazine!
This was my very first chicken roast, and it will definitely be something I plan on doing again but using different flavors and spices :)
Now, back to this chicken! Apparently, this is the chicken Howard Stern’s girlfriend (at the time) made for dinner one night and I guess the story is that days later he popped the question! But that’s not the true origin of the engagement chicken.
This chicken has been around for years, like yeeeeears!! This recipe was passed down to one of the assistants from one of the Glamour fashion editors. She made the chicken for her boyfriend, who a month later asked her to marry him. How romantic! And uhhh weird that a chicken led to marriage? :/
Of course, I am a true sucker for cheeseball stories, so I gave it try! I dub this my “ulterior motive” chicken :)
The recipe itself is very basic and easy, all you really need are lemons!
But I added in some veggies and potatoes for a more heartier meal. And to make things even easier, I went with the pre-chopped asparagus medley from Trader Joe’s! All I had to do was chop a potato into bite-sized cubes and season everything with some olive oil, salt, and pepper.
After that was done, it was on to the fun part! Washing and cleaning the chicken! PS, thank you Trader Joe’s for pre-cleaning the inside and taking out all of the inners and packaging them ever so neatly :)
Oh dear… I don’t even know where to begin! At least I wished you all a happy new year, right? :)
While I twiddle my thumbs late into the night staring at a blank blog post, trying to think of a witty story to tell you guys why I’ve been missing for so long… I… I can’t come up with one. Frankly, this 8-5 lifestyle I’ve been living has sucked the fun out of me. I miss those days of doing absolutely nothing and doing absolutely anything and everything I wanted to with my trusty sidekick in tow, of course! Sigh, those were the days…
Over the weekend, he made me promise that I continue blogging and well, here I am!! I have hundreds of photos and stories I want to share! Of course these stories go way back (like our friendship, hehe :). I’ve got pics from Thanksgiving, Christmas, weekend misadventures, Superbowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and tons and tons of foodie pics :D
I am still that same girl that makes her boyfriend stop eating midway just so I can snap that perfect pic :). Now he’ll actually shift things around for me so that I can get the perfect angle, that’s my dreamboat sweetheart!!
Before I spam you with a million photos, I have a confession to make. I have been practicing vegetarianism for the past few months. I am a veggietarian Monday through Friday. Why? Because I’m a health kick and who doesn’t want to live a healthier life? But don’t worry, I still indulge in my beloved bacon every now and then and I do eat meat occasionally, call me a social meat eater, and when I am with my carnivore loving boyfriend :).
Okay, onto the pictures!! The weekend was spent with his family and at one of their informal family gatherings/mini parties. The weekend before, his parents said they brought a trunk full of fish with them back from vacation and his dad said he was going to make fried fish. I had his fried fish before and it’s amazing! Let’s just say, I waited impatiently for this fish all week… :)
I will let the pictures do all the talking :D
Now, fish bones scare the bejeezus. I cannot eat a fish with it’s bones attached, I fear the horrible fate of choking to death. I remember once I ordered special fish of the day at this fancy restaurant in Berlin and the waitress came back with a whole fish on a platter. I was like “ermahgerd!” Oh memories lol :)
I ate so much! I was stuffed! I’m pretty positive I ate more than anyone there! What a great weekend!
I hope you all had a fabulous President’s Day weekend and a happy Monday! Thanks for letting me share my weekend with you! And thank you all so much for checking in even on my hiatus lol. And thanks to Quirk Books publishers, I have so many new cookbooks and recipes I want to share with you guys! Eeeeep I am excited :)xoxo, kat
Where has the time gone?! How did 2012 treat you? I hope this year went by smoothly for you!
I can’t believe another year has passed and gone. It feels like this year went by so much quicker than the last, sigh… And what about the rapture? The world didn’t end!! Actually, I’m glad the world hasn’t ended. There is so much I still want to accomplish and do in my life.
This year was amazing! I finally graduated and got my Masters degree in Economics, I found a job that I love and also got the chance to meet some pretty wonderful new friends, my blog turned 1, my boyfriend and I hit the 3.5 year mark, and I’m trying to make my last six months of being in my mid-20s stretch lol. Now that I’m older, the thought of getting older beyond my 20s kinda scares me but I’m excited nonetheless.
Here are just a few of my favorite moments from 2012:
My wings in a magazine!
He put a bow on it for Valentine’s Day :)
It’s been so long, I don’t even know what to title this post… First off, yes that’s my title for today’s post; second, it’s my first post in what literally feels like ages; third, why hello!!; fourth, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!; and lastly fifth, it really has been forever since I last blogged about anything.
Phew, now that that’s all taken care of, I miss my blog. I miss my you guys. I miss baking cupcakes. I miss interacting with all of you guys. I miss my hobby. I miss cooking and I’m sure he misses eating lol.
she cooks, he eats was a happy accident. When I first made this blog, I had no intentions to blog but more like chronicle what I’ve made on my “Kat needs to find a hobby so she can quit annoying her boyfriend, so I’ll cook ” adventure. After my first post on cinnamon swirl pancakes, I was hooked. I fell in love with blogging and the online foodie community. My boyfriend even surprised me with my own url (http://www.shecooksandheeats.com), which I still haven’t transferred over or re-routed that one to this or this to that…ugh you guys know what I mean ie. I’ve become lazy.
Anyhoo to spare you from reading anymore of my awful run-on sentences, I just wanted to let you know that I have been cooking (not as much as I’d like to) and he has been eating (hmph, not my cooking!) :)
I just wanted to stop by and wish you guys and wonderful holiday! I hope you get to spend it with family, friends, or just whoever puts a smile on your face! This will be my first holiday that I will be spending with my boyfriend and his family. He says they go all out with the food, eeek maybe no skinny jeans today? ;)
Thank you so much for taking time of your day to visit me, it really does mean the world to me :)
Why hellooooo la la la! It’s been forever and I can’t even remember the last time I popped in! Work has been consuming my life. No complaining from me! I actually enjoy work and I love my job! I’ve also been down with the flu this week, thank you work cooties… :). And the weather! Oh my gosh, the weather! It’s finally feeling like the holidays! We had our first official rain this week and it felt so nice bundling in a coat and scarf!
Anyhoo, the boyfriend and I finally got to spend some much needed time bf+gf time and spent the day in LA. If you guys ever need recommendations in the LA area, ask him! He knows all the coolest spots! Me, on other hand, I’m an OC girl so I’m not much help lol.
We headed to the Beverly Center to hit up the Bloomie’s friends and family sale! After working hard and saving for a month and a half, I finally splurged and purchased the bag that’s been on my “wish list” ever since our Euro-trip back in 2010. It’s a beautiful roomy bag and perfect for all my working girl needs :).
Afterwards, we drove around and found this little gem!
The lines at Pink’s may be long, but it’s so worth the wait! The chili cheese dog was yummy! The New York dog wasn’t what I expected but it was still good!
Their infamous wall of celebrities!
But heart belongs to George Costanza!
I had a fabulous time, thank you boyfriend! And I can’t leave without showing you guys a picture of my cupcake!!
Anyways, I hope you guys are having a wonderful start to November! I am so excited for all the holidays!! Let me know what you’ve been up to!
Happy weekend! xoxo, kat