Monday Musings…

 

We love to find new things or interesting takes on ideas,. Here is our five favorite things of the week…

Self draining soap holder, this is a brilliant idea.

I need to make this Upholstered Outdoor Dog Bed for my dog, Clay.

Longtime Friend Giraffe Graphic Tee, not my normal style but I think this is super cute.

Learn how to make your own Planter Boxes with beautiful tiles of your choosing.

Tired of buying ice that melts in your cooler, these reusable cooler shock packets are your solution.

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches w/Chipolte Mayo and Gouda

Original recipe found on Cooking For Keeps

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Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Chipolte Mayo and Gouda
This is a delicious twist on a chicken sandwich
Course sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
sandwiches
Ingredients
Course sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
sandwiches
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, 1/8 chipolte chili powder, smoked paprika and salt. Thinly slice onion and cook in olive oil. Cook until caramelized about 30 minutes. If you want a thinner chicken breast, flatten with mallet. I didn't do this step. Season both sides of the chicken with the seasoning. Heat a skillet and cook about 5-10 minutes each side. (if flattened takes about 5 minutes.) Cook all the way through. Meanwhile mix the mayo, lime juice and remaining chipolte chili powder in small bowl. Once chicken is done put a piece of gouda on and let melt. To assemble spread the mayo, add the chicken with gouda on top. Top with tomato and carmelized onions.

Thai Pineapple Peanut Satay Chicken

Original recipe found on Carlsbad Cravings.

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Thai Pineapple Peanut Satay Chicken
This is a moist dish that does not require a lot of time to prepare. You do need to set aside marinade time though 3-4 hours.
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Sauce
Other
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Sauce
Other
Instructions
  1. Pour all the ingredient for the marinade in a large freezer bag, mix well. Add the chopped bite size pieces of chicken. Let marinade for 3-4 hours in refrigerator. Peanut Sauce Add the coconut milk and cornstarch to small sauce pan. Using wisk blend well. Add the peanut butter and mix well. Doesn't take long before thick and warm enough to serve. 3-4 minutes. For the pineapple grill or broil the slices and serve with the chicken. Takes about 5 minutes. You can either grill this or broil. I broiled. Assemble skewers by adding the chicken about 6-8 pieces to each. (If using wooden skewers soak for 30 minutes prior) Grill on one side and then turn slightly. For broil, preheat oven. Line a baking sheet with cooking spray. Cook for 5 minutes and then turn, takes 10-15 minutes.

Restaurant Outing: Three Doors Down

Three Doors Down is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland.   This place has had a lot of food firsts for me.  The first time I tried a scallop was several years ago with a peach sauce, it was buttery and one of the most delicious dishes I have tried.

Everything I have tried has been delicious.  We got the burrata, tomato, basil bruschetta which was like a bite of heaven.  They have a wide variety of options for main dishes including pasta options.  I tend to gravitate towards their cocoa-coffee pork dish because I like their potatoes.

Full menu, terrific hosts, and a must try if you are wanting to have an intimate dinner.

 

Located on

1429 SE 37th Ave, Portland

503.236.6886 / Reservations