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Simple Shrimp On The Barbie

Simple Shrimp On The Barbie

Headed to the beach for the day? You'll definitely want to set aside time to make this simple shrimp on the barbie (charcoal grilled shrimp recipe).We went to visit our friends at the beach recently, and the husband of the couple was fishing. He didn’t catch anything worth keeping that day, so we did what any normal fish-less beach dwellers would do: we made shrimp on the barbie. And by that, I mean, Pete made it.

Now, Shrimp On The Barbie is a lot more fun to say than grilled shrimp, or charcoal-grilled shrimp, which is obviously what this is. But Shrimp On The Barbie is Australian for shrimp on the barbecue and sometimes, you just wanna sound fancy.

This recipe is definitely not fancy. It’s really quick and easy to whip up too.

Simple Shrimp On The Barbie

What You’ll Need:

  • Shrimp
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Raspberry vinaigrette dressing

What You’ll Do:

Heat up your charcoal grill. While that’s going on, clean your shrimp. You can devein them, peel them, pull off the heads and tails … or just leave them as is. Whatever you like.

Rinse the shrimp.

In a bowl, coat them with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Then, dredge them in Old Bay seasoning. Toss them to combine. 

You can substitute any citrus (like lemon or lime) for the raspberry vinaigrette. What’s good about the raspberry, though, is you’ll get good pop of color on the shrimp. They’ll get pink when you cook them, but this enhances that.

Put a piece of foil on the grill, then put the shrimp on it.

Cook thoroughly, flipping as needed.

Simple Shrimp On The Barbie
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Ingredients
  1. Shrimp
  2. Old Bay seasoning
  3. Raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Instructions
  1. Heat up your charcoal grill. While that’s going on, clean your shrimp. You can devein them, peel them, pull off the heads and tails … or just leave them as is. Whatever you like.
  2. Rinse the shrimp.
  3. In a bowl, coat them with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Then, dredge them in Old Bay seasoning. Toss them to combine.
  4. Put a piece of foil on the grill, then put the shrimp on it.
  5. Cook thoroughly, flipping as needed.
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Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with this Caprese Grilled Cheese sandwich from www.drugstoredivas.net.April is National Grilled Cheese month, apparently. Most foods get a day. Coffee is a lifesaver and it only gets one day in September. But grilled cheese gets an entire month. Makes no sense to me, but I love cheese, so I’m just gonna accept this and use it as an excuse to eat the gooey goodness this month. And as an excuse to share my Caprese Grilled Cheese sandwich recipe. It’s so amazing. It’ll be your new favorite. Trust me.

Caprese Grilled Cheese

What You’ll Need:

  • Two slices of bread
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Kale pesto
  • Tomato slices
  • Butter

What You’ll Do:

Make the kale pesto.

Spread it on one side of each slice of bread. Put slices of cheese and tomato in the sandwich, then close it (with both kale sides in).

Spread butter on the outside of a the sandwich, and put that side down in a skillet. Then, spread butter on the side that is up and press down on the sandwich with a bacon press.

When the cheese starts getting melted, flip the sandwich and press it back down with the bacon press.

Caprese Grilled Cheese
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Ingredients
  1. Two slices of bread
  2. Mozzarella cheese
  3. Kale pesto
  4. Tomato slices
  5. Butter
Instructions
  1. Make the kale pesto.
  2. Spread it on one side of each slice of bread. Put slices of cheese and tomato in the sandwich, then close it (with both kale sides in).
  3. Spread butter on the outside of a the sandwich, and put that side down in a skillet. Then, spread butter on the side that is up and press down on the sandwich with a bacon press.
  4. When the cheese starts getting melted, flip the sandwich and press it back down with the bacon press.
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF!) Burger From Burgabox

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF!) Burger From Burgabox

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It was a Friday during Lent when a huge box of meat arrived at our doorstep. My plan was just to put the whole thing in the fridge and wait a few days, but it doesn’t work like that. Burgabox does not send a box that’s fridge sized. Instead, it sends enough food to feed four people once, then two people for a few more days during the week.

So, finally, after abstaining from meat on Friday, then waiting a Saturday (because we had dinner plans), my parents came over on a Sunday to check out the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF!) BurgaBox.

Let’s chat about Burgabox for a minute. It’s a subscription box that’s not for the faint of heart. It comes with 8 oz. burgers (either two or four, depending on what you order), French fries, and macaroni and cheese. Plus, all the toppings you could ever want on a burger. And then, because that might not be enough, you also get baked beans and coleslaw.

Our toppings were (okay, are you ready for this?), macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, an onion ring, pickles, and BBQ sauce. For a minute it seems like a lot, and when you get all that on top of your burger, it also looks like a lot. But when you take a bite, everything goes together to give a bite of the most perfect burger.

In addition to all the ingredients, you also get instructions on cooking and assembly, which is very helpful.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF!) Burger From Burgabox

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What You’ll Need:

  • Everything you need is included in the Burgabox that is sent to you

What You’ll Do:

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Heat up your charcoal grill and grill your burgers. Now, okay. This is the only way we deviated from the instructions in the box. It says to cook your burgers in a pan. I know this actually is a method to cook the burger in its own fat and juices, filling it with flavor. But, it’s basically summer here. And in the summer, you can’t beat a burger from the grill.

Oh, we put the buns on the grill too. But, I mean, a burger in summer. It’s basically sac-relig to not, right?

While your burger is grilling, cook your toppings.

Heat up your pulled pork, then your macaroni and cheese, according to the package. Do the same with the onion rings.

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Then, start building your burger. Put the burger on the bottom, followed by the macaroni and cheese, the pulled pork, the onion ring, the pickles, and a healthy drizzle of BBQ sauce. Finish it with the top bun.

Now, let’s chat about multitasking for a minute. You’re going to want to serve this with the accompanying baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and French fries. Each one has a different cooking time and temperature, so you have to do a little bit of juggling and time management to make sure everything comes out of the oven warm.

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With the four pack, we got four burgers and all the toppings, plus Buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese, and garlic Parmesan fries. The macaroni and cheese was amazing. I have a mac and cheese obsession, and this definitely filled my need. There were huge slices of chicken, plus a great amount of bleu cheese crumbles on it. I actually ate the leftovers for dinner the next two nights.

We had leftovers of the burgers too, mostly because my mom and I decided to split one.

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The fries were so good — but not leftovers. Sad. It came with a canister of the topping, which I could have eaten by the spoonful. If I could buy just that and lather it top on everything I make for the rest of my life, I would be a happy girl.

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The 2-person/burger meal is $65 and the four person is $75. For an extra $10, it’s absolutely worth it. That ends up being about $19 a person. That’s almost what you’d spend for a dinner out. Granted, there you wouldn’t have to cook for yourself, but Pete and I did all the cooking, so my parents had a night out. For the two pack, it’s $32.50 each, and that’s a bit more than we generally spend getting burgers and sides at a restaurant here. Remember, though, you’re paying to quality and quantity. You get a lot of food for that price. Also, it’s good food delivered fresh. The company actually only ships Monday through Wednesday so that the product gets to you by Friday. It won’t ship later in the week and risk your fresh, on ice packs, ingredients sitting in a warehouse over the weekend.

To help you out, if you pick up the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF!) Burgabox, you can save $10 with the code DIVAS10.

I think it’s a perfect housewarming gift idea. It’s a great way for new home owners to break in their new kitchens. I’d say it’s a good idea for when you have company over too, but it depends on your company. You need to invite over some burger lovers with big appetites.

Now, the WTF burger was my top choice, but it’s not the only one Burgabox carries. There are a ton of pre-made boxes you can choose from. If you’re more adventurous, go with the subscription. Once a month, you’ll get a Burgabox delivered straight to your door. Each month has a different theme. March, for example, was Irish-themed with Guinness-soaked meats and Irish potatoes.

For the burger lover, that’s a perfect gift idea.

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Chicken Salad BLT

Chicken Salad BLT

Looking for an amazing sandwich? Check out this Chicken Salad BLT from www.drugstoredvas.net.

I was in a coffee shop not too long ago and a tasty sandwich caught my eye: a chicken salad BLT. The sandwich was so tiny, though, and expensive for its size, plus I couldn’t be sure how fresh it actually was.

I passed up on it and decided to buy all the ingredients to make it at home.

I’m not even exaggerating when I say this was the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten. I’m planning on making it weekly; it was that good.

Chicken Salad BLT

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What You’ll Need:

  • 4 chicken breast tenderloins, diced
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • Lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced

What You’ll Do:

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Cook the bacon slices.

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When it’s done, drain the pan, leaving behind about two tablespoons of the bacon grease. Add the diced chicken to the pan and cook until done, about five minutes.

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Put the chicken in a bowl with the mayonnaise and combine. Put it in the fridge to cool.

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Toast the bread.

Put the bacon and tomato on one side, then the lettuce on the other.

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Put a heaping amount of the chicken/mayo mixture onto one of the slices. Close the sandwich and enjoy.

You can actually save the rest of the bacon grease in the fridge and use it instead of olive oil when you’re cooking in the future. I actually don’t do that because I forget about it every time. I always cook other components of the same meal in the bacon grease though, like this.

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Chicken Salad BLT
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Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breast tenderloins, diced
  2. 4 slices of bread
  3. 1 cup mayonnaise
  4. 4 slices of bacon
  5. Lettuce
  6. 1 Roma tomato, sliced
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon slices.
  2. When it’s done, drain the pan, leaving behind about two tablespoons of the bacon grease. Add the diced chicken to the pan and cook until done, about five minutes.
  3. Put the chicken in a bowl with the mayonnaise and combine. Put it in the fridge to cool.
  4. Toast the bread.
  5. Put the bacon and tomato on one side, then the lettuce on the other.
  6. Put a heaping amount of the chicken/mayo mixture onto one of the slices. Close the sandwich and enjoy.
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Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas

Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas

Looking for a great dinner recipe? Check out these Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas from www.drugstoredivas.net.I love Mexican food. It’s my favorite type of restaurant to go to, and it’s my favorite food to cook at home too. When we go out to eat, I love authentic Mexican food that I can’t replicate at home. At home, I can get the flavors pretty good, but it still has more like an American-Mexican feel to it. I’m okay with that, especially when I make something like these Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas.

I made them for dinner recently and raved about them all through dinner. Which I guess is pretty egotistical but sometimes, when you nail it, you nail it.

Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 bag of habanero and jalapeno shredded cheese

What You’ll Do:

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

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Slice the pepper and onion into strips. Saute them in the olive oil until they are tender, about 15 minutes.

Add the garlic, then sautee about two minutes.

Slice the chicken into thin strips and add to the pan. Add the adobo, salt, and pepper. Saute until the chicken is cooked through, about five minutes.

Remove everything from the pan, remove the pan from the heat, and wipe it down.

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Put it back on the heat and put in one flour tortilla. Top with cheese and heat it until the cheese is slightly melted.

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Top with half the chicken mixture. Add a bit of cheese on top of it and top with another tortilla.

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Flip it and cook it on the other side until the cheese is melted. You’ll cook about two to three minutes on a side, then flip it.

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Cut into six even pieces and serve with rice and beans (you could also serve with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole too).

Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas
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Ingredients
  1. 3 chicken breast tenderloins
  2. 1 orange pepper
  3. 1/2 medium onion
  4. 4 flour tortillas
  5. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  6. 4 cloves garlic
  7. 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. Pinch of pepper
  10. 1/2 bag of habanero and jalapeno shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Slice the pepper and onion into strips. Saute them in the olive oil until they are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, then sautee about two minutes.
  4. Slice the chicken into thin strips and add to the pan. Add the adobo, salt, and pepper. Saute until the chicken is cooked through, about five minutes.
  5. Remove everything from the pan, remove the pan from the heat, and wipe it down.
  6. Put it back on the heat and put in one flour tortilla. Top with cheese and heat it until the cheese is slightly melted.
  7. Top with half the chicken mixture. Add a bit of cheese on top of it and top with another tortilla.
  8. Flip it and cook it on the other side until the cheese is melted. You’ll cook about two to three minutes on each side.
  9. Cut into six even pieces and serve with rice and beans (you could also serve with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole too).
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6 Vegetarian Sandwiches That Are Perfect For Lent

6 Vegetarian Sandwiches That Are Perfect For Lent

What if you're craving a sandwich on a Friday during Lent? Here are a list of six vegetarian sandwiches that are perfect for Lent.I really like sandwiches, but if I’m going to choose one, it’s generally roast beef. Not exactly Lent-friendly. But what if you’re craving a sandwich on a Friday during Lent? Don’t worry. Here are six vegetarian sandwiches that are perfect for Lent. Really, though, they’re so great that they’re perfect for Meatless Monday — or any other day of the week.

6 Vegetarian Sandwiches That Are Perfect For Lent

  1. Portabella Mushroom Philly Cheese “Steaks”
  2. Greek Inspired Grilled Cheese Recipe with Spinach and Feta
  3. Chickpea Salad Sandwich
  4. Vegetarian French Dip & Sandwich Recipe
  5. Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches
  6. Vegetarian Shawarma Sandwiches

As a bonus, you can also try our Egg Salad Sandwich.

If a sandwich isn’t enough of a meal for you, you can always serve it with a side of fries, potato chips, or a salad. Personally, I prefer chips to go with my sandwiches, but I like fries with our Philly Cheese “Steaks.” I’m actually making those for us for dinner tonight.

Worried about what to eat during Lent? I have a few other posts below to help you out.

Meal Ideas For Lent

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7 Meatless Meals For Ash Wednesday

55 Non-Chocolate Desserts (Just In Case You Gave Up Chocolate For Lent)