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Orange Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

To tell you the truth, I will always choose a chicken breast fillet over any other cut. I’ve never really enjoyed dark meat in poultry, but sometimes…. a girl gets tired of eating chicken breast fillets.  To change the menu at home a little bit, I make chicken drumsticks at least once a month, my daughter likes them, and  I like that the recipes I use are usually marinated, so I get a head start the day before I have to bake them. On week days I will love anything I can just put together in a dish to bake for 40 minutes or 1 hour so I can do other things.

This recipe gets its flavor from the combination of orange juice, ginger and soy sauce. If you let them marinate overnight their flavor will intensify.  Just mix all the ingredients together, let them marinate and then bake for 40 minutes.  These drumsticks are great with steamed white rice and I usually serve it with a slaw type of salad. I’ve been making shredded carrot and green apple salad with a simple vinaigrette.

Helga

Orange Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

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Overnight Oatmeal To Go: 2 Ways

This is a discovery! I have to say I was truly amazed. I thought I wasn’t going to like this at all. I love my breakfast oatmeal warm, specially for the cold months, but cold oatmeal? I really thought this was not going to work out for me. But… surprise! I loved it. Now that summer has well made its entrance here in Guatemala, overnight cold oatmeal is welcome into my weekly routine.

The better ingredients you use for the recipe, the best it will taste. For example, make sure you get greek yogurt and really nice cocoa powder (the one you use for baking)… and the best fruit. That makes a ton of difference. Anyway, I set out to prepare these two overnight oatmeal jars on a Saturday afternoon, so I had these on Monday and Tuesday. I would recommend just doing a few days at the time (not the entire week), as we are using dairy products and fruit, they can go bad.

The base is the same: oats, chia seeds, yogurt and milk. You mix those 4 ingredients and you are ready to roll. Add a few other ingredients and you can have your different combos: Piña Colada (honey, coconut, almonds and pineapple), Blueberry (blueberry, lemon zest and vanilla) or Peaches and Cream (peaches, cinnamon, maple syrup and cream). The combination possibilities are endless. Here I went with the safe combos: Strawberry + Chocolate, and Banana + Honey. You can mix and match flavors and fruits… And to get more recipes like this one, visit The Domestic Geek and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more recipes like this one!

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Overnight Oatmeal To Go: 2 Ways

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Warm Apple Salad

All through the year, we’ve been eating salads a lot. I’m always trying to find new ingredients, or new ways to use common ingredients to try to make my salads a little bit more interesting.  I saw a photo of a salad, and on the caption it read “warm apple salad”.  I didn’t even read the recipe, and I can’t remember where I saw it, probably on Pinterest. But I was inspired to try my own version, putting together a few ingredients.  I’ve already made it several times after that. A simple grilled apple and some nuts give so much flavor to mixed greens.  I whipped up a vinaigrette with a little mustard and honey, which I think is the perfect pairing for apples and almonds in a salad. This is not only pumpkin season, but apple season as well… so take advantage, you won’t regret it, I promise… and you’ll make it in a flash.

Helga

Warm Apple Salad

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