BBQ Sauce | Chicken Version

I think you can BBQ pretty much anything and it tastes great. But of course barbecuing chicken is classic, easy, and so stinkin’ delicious. We made up a sauce that we slather our chicken with to BBQ and it never fails to delight.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Ingredients: 

  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • ~1.5 C olive oil
  • Worchester sauce
  • Smoke flavor
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Make it: 

Use a “stick” blender to blend everything together. Pour oil over garlic, add some salt, a little pepper, a few dashes of worchester sauce, quite a few squirts of smoke flavoring, and a tad of red wine vinegar. Blend until smooth. Color varies depending on amount of oil and worchester sauce. Add more oil to get it more liquid.

Slather over chicken tenders, drum sticks, and thighs to BBQ. Our favorite is slicing up chicken breasts into thin slices and salting and putting sauce on. Then BBQ till lightly crisped! So yummy!

Summer Pasta & Homemade Sauce

I love eating pasta, and the sauce is for sure what makes it special. My Mom has always made delicious sauce to go with our spaghetti, and this is a recipe she makes that I modified slightly. It’s a perfect summer sauce. My amounts are a little vague, as you kind of need to just make as much as you think works…..Let me know if you try it out! 🙂

 

Summer Pasta & Homemade Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of spaghetti noodles (any pasta works!)
  • Fresh tomatoes, chopped up (or canned tomatoes)
  • Garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • Zucchini, in small cubes
  • Eggs
  • Oregano (or an herb you like)
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Olives (for topping)
  • Cheese (I didn’t use any, because I forgot, but I’d definitely add that on top at the end!)

Instructions:

Boil water, add a handful of salt to the water, and add pasta. Cook per package instructions. If pasta is done before sauce, drain, rinse under cold water (to stop cooking), and drizzle with oil to prevent sticking.

In a pan, on medium heat, heat olive oil. Once hot, add chopped garlic. Let slightly brown and then add in the tomatoes and zucchini. Add salt and oregano, and stir. Let cook for at least 5 minutes, until the zucchini is soft.

Next, either put this sauce into a bowl and set aside to cook the eggs, or get a new pan to fry the eggs. Scramble your eggs (with a little salt).

Once the eggs are done, add the sauce to the pan, and stir. Let cook for a couple minutes (or until pasta is done). Throughout this process, make sure your heat isn’t too high that it burns off the tomato liquid, or you won’t have a sauce – adjust temperature as needed.

Serve pasta with sauce….add some chopped olives as garnish. Enjoy!

 

 

Another Year….

Hey y’all! Quick little post for you guys tonight….I just wanted to get on here and say that I’m starting my junior year of university tomorrow, which is both insane and kinda nerveracking at the same time. I’ve had an awesome summer–I worked and did some really fun things. My best friend stayed in town for the summer so we got to hang out a ton, and basically it was awesome. I suck at having a regular posting schedule so I’m not gonna say that’ll I’ll try to post cause with school starting that’ll be a fail. But, I do have some awesome pictures from a couple of trips we took to the Tetons this summer, so I do wanna share those ASAP.

I’m totally not ready to start classes again but gotta get back in the groove and that’s what I’m gonna do I guess. I don’t know if you guys are interested in my classes and stuff, so if you are let me know in the comments and I can always post about it. I also kinda wanted to do a ‘day in the life’ or something type vlog video for fun at school, but I have NO freakin idea if I can lol. I probably suck at doing it plus it’s a little awkward videoing yourself in public. But we might do it. Let me know if you’d like to see something like that!

So, yeah, guess I just wanted to pop on here quickly and say hi. I hope your summers were amazing, hopefully, weather permitting, it’s not quite over yet. Hopefully I’ll talk to y’all soon, again. 🙂 Thanks for sticking around!

Love you guys, and God Bless! ❤

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello everyone! Happy 4th of July! I hope you all have a wonderful day and celebration. Enjoy the fireworks and family.

A huge thank you to our armed forces and law enforcement. And to all those who have given their lives for this country, so we can enjoy the freedom we do today, a big thank you. As well as to their families, and to the families of servicemen and women everywhere.

Don’t forget to watch the fireworks live from D.C. and you can rewatch the President’s speech and military air craft flyovers here:

Happy 4th of July everyone!! Enjoy this Independence Day. God Bless!! ❤ God Bless America!! 😀