July 28, 2014

{Recipe} Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca


Last Friday I posted about the watermelon berry mint salad that I made for a party, and my search for yummy watermelon recipes. Today, I can't resist but post another one that I made - this time a watermelon drink that will make you feel like you are sitting in an al fresco cafe in Spain!

WATERMELON MINT AGUA FRESCA!

Ingredients:
2 c. watermelon
¼ c. water
1.5 tbsp mint
Juice from 1/3 lime

Blend all ingredients in blender and serve chilled.

July 24, 2014

{Recipe} Watermelon Lime Berry Mint Salad




I was charged with bringing a side dish to a friend's 40th birthday this past week and needed to decided upon something we'd want to eat with BBQ and in the hot sun. Well, the only thing I wanted to eat in the blazing summer sun was watermelon (and gallons of water), so it was an easy choice!

Not so easy was finding a way to make the simple chunks of watermelon seem like an original and unique idea. But a quick trip to the internet quickly showed lots of results for a lime and mint version that turned out to look and smell as delicious as it tasted!

Fortunately for me, the ingredients and directions were easy:

1 Small Watermelon
1 Pint Blackberries
Juice from 1 Lime
2.5 Tbsp minced fresh mint leaves (These grow easily in an herb garden, even in the summer sun!)

Combine all ingredients, showering the salad with the lime juice last. Voila! Watermelon Lime Berry Mint Salad!




July 21, 2014

10 Promises of God's Blessings


He will love me forever (Jeremiah 31:3)
He will never leave me (Hebrews 13:5)
He won't break me (1 Cor 10:13)
He will fill my heart with joy (John 15:11, 16:24, 16:33)
He will hear all my prayers (Luke 11:9-10)
He will give me strength for every situation (Phil. 4:13)
He will provide for me (Genesis 22:14)
He will protect me (Isaiah 64:8)
He will forgive all my sins (1 John 1:9)

He will keep me from all harm (Psalm 121:7, John 10:28)

July 15, 2014

Weekend in Review

High Point: Catching our first neighborhood fish!

Low Point: Five stitches after tripping over her towel at the pool!

July 10, 2014

French's Juicy Chicken Recipe!

FTC Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for which I will be compensated. However, all opinions are honest and my own!



If you follow my blog, you know I’m all about choosing natural, healthy products for myself and my family, so I am thrilled to be partnering with the trusted brand French’s to help promote their natural yellow mustard! love that it is both 100% delicious, but 100% natural


Most of us rely on this product  so much in the summer and during grilling season as well as throughout the year, but it is really so versatile and can be used in practically everything! From chicken and steak marinades to burger toppings to sauces…. and French's mustard makes cooking so easy because it easily adds that tangy flavor to any recipe – no more bland food!!


One of my favorite uses for French's 100% Natural mustard is as part of a weeknight dinner recipe - French's Juicy Chicken. The recipe only requires a few ingredients (which are always on hand at my house), and is simple enough for me to make with my two-year old helping me do most of the work! It is seriously one of the easiest recipes out there that packs tons of taste!


Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs. bone-in chicken pieces (I used skinless chicken breast)
  • 1/2 cup French's 100% Natural Yellow Mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp BBQ rub of your choice (I used my favorite - The Dizzy Pig BBQ Company's Dizzy Dust!)
  • Optional chopped basil for a fresh herb topping
Directions:
  • Preheat grill to medium heat or oven to 500'. 
  • Coat chicken with mustard and sprinkle rub on all sides of chicken.
  • Grill/Broil over medium heat for 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
The end product was amazingly juicy and tasty - absolutely living up to its name. I had broiled the chicken indoors since it was a weekday night and I don't work the grill on my own. If I were to do it again, I would absolutely grill it out on the green egg!



For more tips on how to use French's 100% Natural Mustard, be sure to check out their Pinterest page, which is chock-full of recipes, kitchen hacks, and serving ideas!