Savory, Rich and Simple Chicken Dinners for an In-Home Date Night

Savory, Rich and Simple Chicken Dinners for an In-Home Date Night

Being a parent to three young kids leaves very little room to have a date night with your hubby. I am not sure if that’s an excuse or the fact that I feel bad for anyone who must watch three kids, maybe two, but three is overwhelming. So instead of a date night out, my husband and I would rather stay home and cook a meal that is outside of our norm, fancy and delicious!

Below are some of our favorite chicken recipes that are simple, flavorful and beautiful. Garnish with fresh herbs and add a glass of wine and you’ll feel like you’re sitting at a five-star restaurant, but at the comfort of your own home. You can’t go wrong with either of these meals. Make it fun and have your entire family dress up for a family date night.

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Gumbo on My Mind

Gumbo on My Mind

One of my many fond memories of New Orleans was Jazz Fest. It might have been the music and drinks, but the food was beyond delicious. The place was packed with people roaming from one stage to another. Shops and food vendors lining along the walkways and artists from all over the world singing their hearts out. As much as I enjoy going to 5-star restaurants, I also love street food. The most rich, authentic and insatiable dishes can be found in street food or as my husband calls it, ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants. I have dined in several restaurants in New Orleans and nothing tops that experience at Jazz Fest – eating dishes like seafood étouffée, shrimp cheese grits and of course gumbo out on the open field. And if you have been to New Orleans, beignets at Cafe Du Monde is also another staple.

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Kid “Approved” Banana Bread

Kid “Approved” Banana Bread

Mornings for me has always been a bit hectic when trying to get all three girls up in the morning and ready to be out the door before 7 am. I, myself am NOT a morning person. And, just like myself — my kiddos are the same. Luckily for me, nothing like bribing them with mommy’s banana bread to get them brushed, washed and dressed in a hot minute.

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Hello again..

As I am slowly navigating the world of blog, I am also learning and discovering all of the intricacies of being a blogger. Setting up your pages, makings sure it’s aesthetically appealing, but most importantly finding the right style and tone for your audience.

Again, ‘hello’ and thanks again for support!

I welcome your feedback and suggestions for any topics you would like to read. As I expand my ‘VillyPoo’ presence in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I hope that you can come along for the journey.

Here are some life hacks, tips and recipes I’ve written these past few weeks. Enjoy!

Tips to Saving and Simplifying your Meals

Tips to Saving and Simplifying your Meals

According to Statisa.com, an average household in 2017 now consists of 3.14 members and apparently my family of 5 is not your typical family size.

So where am I going with this? Well, when it comes to a bigger family, everything is much more expensive – more mouths to feed, more clothes to buy, more attitudes to deal with (just a bonus) – but you get the point. Cutting cost by eating in is one of the biggest ways you can save. BJ’s is our go-to for bulk shopping (yes, we clip those coupons – and their retention marketing is on point by the way). For fresh items like veggies, bread and milk – we usually head to our local grocery store. Remember to create your weekly menu and grocery check list in advance and only buy what you need – stick to your list and stop gallivanting – according to my husband.

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