Friday, April 29, 2011

Greek Chicken Pitas from Mrs. Lang!

  • My dear, sweet, best friend for life, just got married and now she is Mrs. Lang, and now she has delicious recipes she has been sharing with me and I am totally loving it! She emailed me a recipe for these greek chicken pitas last week and Jay and I totally ate it all up (literally!). Hope you enjoy!

First I made the yogurt sauce. My home-girl Kate Lang just bought tzatziki sauce which I was planning to do until I woke up to the reality of the fact that we live in Waynesboro where the man at the grocery store informed me that he has never heard of anything like that in his entire life. So I moved on made my own sauce and it turned out pretty good! 
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill (fresh would be excellent I am sure)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
Combine yogurt, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon paprika in a bowl; cover and chill.
  • (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
Sprinkle chicken with oregano, pepper, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon paprika. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer chicken to a plate; cover and keep warm. 
  • small onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • (6-inch) pitas, warmed
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese

Add onion to pan and cook 7 minutes or until browned; stir frequently. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices and return to pan with onion. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Arrange lettuce and tomato evenly over pitas; Cover with chicken and drizzle each with yogurt sauce. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Enjoy!

Hope Y'all have a great spring weekend! 

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easy Beer Cheese Bread

I don't love the taste of alcohol, but I LOVE cooking with it! This bread recipe is very easy, very yummy, and quick when you need a homemade addition to dinner.

1 Tbl Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Yellow Onion, chopped
1/4 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1 Garlic Clove, minced
3 Cups Flour
3 Tbl Sugar
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
1 Bottle Lager Beer (12 oz)
2 Tbl Melted Butter, divided

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium low heat. Add onion to pan and cook until browned (10 - 15 minutes). Stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and pepper. Cook 1 minute.
While onion is cooking, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in the center. Add onion mix, cheese, and beer. Stir just until completely moist. Pour into a 9 x 5 loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle 1 Tbl melted butter over batter. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Drizzle remaining 1 Tbl melted butter over loaf and bake for an additional 20 minutes until golden brown. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our First {and maybe only} 80's Dinner Party...

This past weekend, Jay and I went to an 80's Murder Mystery Dinner Party with our sunday school class at church. It was so fun to everyone's wacky and totally hip 80's get-ups!

Don't get too scared by the below pictures, although I think our neighbor was a little confused when we came out wearing this strange attire. Its not everyday you are watering your flowers and you see your neighbor getting into a car to leave their house with a teased side ponytail and a very loud, bright pink blazer. Jay and I decided to avoid eye contact and move along instead of try to explain the choice of our wardrobe.
We all had fun play-on-words names too. I was a soap opera star named Clara Seal {like the face wash Clearasil} and Jay was a Contractor named Bill DeHause {like Build A House}. There was Sandi Shorts, Barbie Dahl, Barrie M. Deepe, Crystal Ball, Tim Burr, Em Burr, Herb Evore, Angela Deff {Angel of Death}, Kelly Bluebook, Ray Beaze, Robyn Banks, and Archie Bisphop just to name a few! 
We laughed a lot and had fun getting to know some more people in our new church! 

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kate & Jeff Lang

  Kate is married! She is now MRS. LANG!! 
She has been for a couple weeks now... I am just a slack blogger and haven't made the time to sit down and go through my photos from the wonderful weekend. 
These photos were taken by kate's dear high school friend Angelique - Such pure joy in their faces!
I didn't have my camera with me for much of this special weekend because I decided to enjoy the moments with my best friend - sister and my "second family", but I did take a few and there are a couple of my favorites. 
In the past couple of weeks Jay and I have talked about how fun Kate & Jeff's wedding was, and we decided that it was so very fun because Kate and Jeff Lang are so perfect together. They Love Jesus and they love life and they love each other. They care about those around them and they want to make a positive impact. It makes me smile to think about all the many, many things that Kate and I have done together in our lives, and the ways that we have walked through life together. I love Jeff as Kate's husband and I am excited for all the ways that they are going to make this world a better place together!

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