&; a 100 Followers Giveaway!
Sometimes, going out to eat is a blessing. No planning, no cooking, no dishes, but on the down side, you have loud people to deal with, pricey meals, sometimes rude servers and the cost of using the gas in your car to get there. (Pretty big deal to us because we live 30 minutes from the city). But sometimes its nice to be able to make those same meals from home :)
I love taking Restaurant dishes and making them at home. Cheaper, Quieter...and sometimes its the only way I can get something that has been taken off the menu at a restaurant I like or if the place closed.
For instance, I use to work in a restaurant called Rockola. They've pretty much closed all of their restaurants except for one that is about an hour and a half from us. (Yeah not my kinda dinner travel). So if I want anything that was on their menu I have to make it at home.
This use to be on their menu:
The SmokeHouse Melt:
Grilled chicken topped with bacon strips, barbecue sauce, melted Cheddar cheese and tomatoes. Served with a hot, baked potato and homemade baked beans.
So hubby and I recreated it at home.
(Theirs came with Baked beans and a Baked Potato, but we had Portobello Mushroom Fries
and a baked potato with ours and I didn't have tomatoes either )
Our The SmokeHouse Melt
What you need:
(Quantity depend on how many people you are feeding, we were feeding 2)
2 Skinless boneless chicken breast
4 strips of bacon, plus 1/4 cu[p crumbled bacon
4 slices of cheddar cheese (or enough to cover the top of chicken) (I bought a block and sliced on pieces)
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
What to do:
Grill the chicken or bake it until it is done. (Season with salt and pepper if desired)
We used our George Foreman grill to grill our chicken.
Turn the broiler on for your oven.
Next Place chicken on a baking sheet. Using a spoon or a basting brush, brush BBQ onto each chicken breast.
Place 2 strips of bacon like an "X" on top of the BBQ sauced chicken.
Lay slices of cheese over the top of the bacon "X". Sprinkle with Bacon crumbles.
Place under broiler in oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Remove from broiler.
So the day has come that I now have 100 Followers on Google Connect! YAY!
First Off, Thank You! Thank you to all my readers and followers!
I'm linking this bacon recipe to Eat at Home: Ingredient Spotlight: Bacon Fest
Giveaway is over, Thank you to everyone that entered :)