Sesame Stir Fry

Thank you to Influenster & P.F. Chang’s®️ Home Menu for sending me this free for testing purposes along with a coupon to save $1.00 on any one (1) 14oz P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Sauce Bottle. Great for dipping, cooking, and marinating. I used the whole bottle.

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Here’s something to make for dinner. I thank myself for not being lazy because the only thing that was provided was the sauce I cut up my own chicken breast, peppers, boiled my own broccoli, and rice. I didn’t use everything from the recipe I used the ingredients to my liking.

Glad this took me out of my comfort zone I’m always looking for new recipes instead of making the same ole basics or being something I would order now I can save $15 on Chinese food.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic

2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1/4 cup water

1 cup chopped yellow onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

3/4 cup P.F. Chang’s®️ Home Menu Sesame Sauce Toasted sesame seeds

1. Cook the chicken by itself. Add the garlic and ginger during the last 30 seconds of cooking. Season the chicken with your choice.

2. Cook broccoli separate from chicken until tender or your choice if you like the crunch of it.

3. Sauté your peppers and onions by themselves or combine with your chicken to cook on low.

What I did was drain everything once it was all cooked and added it all to one pot then I added the P. F.Chang®️ Home Menu Sesame Sauce then it’ll be ready to serve. Self-explanatory when you know how to cook hope that wasn’t too complicated.

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NOODLES

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I hope you enjoyed the recipe and let me know if you decide to make this for dinner one day.

XOXO Ranisha

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Homemade Aunt Jemima Pancakes 

I wanted to do something different today for brunch so I thought the afternoon was the perfect time to feed a craving (kids would love to have this sugar rush for breakfast if they could) There’s a lot of things going on with these pancakes fruit flavors to milk chocolate.

These Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes will hit the spot after a long week or a way to reward yourself after doing something great.

Here is what I used to make these lovely pancakes. Domino confectioners sugar (the stuff you sprinkle on fried dough), cut up strawberries, blueberries, m&m’s, and topped it off with original sweetened whipped cream. I should have put the m&m’s in the pancake batter there’s always next time.

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The Garden Grill & Tavern

The Garden Grill & Tavern
AT The Berkshire Mall (Former Bennigans)
655 Cheshire Road.
Lanesboro, MA 01237
Tel: 413-445-5300
Fax: 413-445-5344

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

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Open 7 Days A Week

Family Restaurant Authentic Mexican & American Dining

Homemade Soups. Homemade Salsa & Guacamole.

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Mexican Specials Served Everyday

Full Bar & 10 Large Flatscreen TV’s
Mexican Beers like Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Tecate, Modelo Special, Negra Modelo, and Bohemia Dark. 12 DRAFTS & The Best Margaritas.

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Daily Great Lunch Special!
Monday – Friday 11am-4pm

Appetizers
Soup & Salad Combos
Sandwiches
All Burgers $9.99 Gourmet Burgers, Big Cowboy Burger ( For The Hungry) Make your Own Burger

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All Kids Meals include 1 side, A soft drink or milk & A package of Oreo cookies. Sides include French Fries or Steamed Broccoli.

Beverages

img_7323-1Free Refills. Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Dr.Pepper, and my favorite Tropicana Lemonade. What’s your flavor? I went with the Watermelon Lemonade. There’s also a wide selection of Beer, Wine, and Specialty Drinks.

What’s Your Dinner Favorites?

The Chile Relleno $14.95 Roasted Poblano Pepper stuffed with (your choice of Mexican cheese or pulled chicken). Deep-fried to a golden crisp. Served with rice & beans.

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Steak Fijtas Mexicanas $15.95
Create your own favorite fijta with your choice of: Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian. $14.95 Shrimp. $16.95 or make a combo for $2 more All fajitas are served: Sizzling with tortillas, rice, beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, salsa, cheese and fresh guacamole.

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All Desserts Are $6.25

Looking for somewhere to host your next conferences or a family gathering feel free to reach out to The Garden Grill & Tavern to reserve the space call 413-445-5300

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Here’s the season for nice weather. Be seated in the Patio soaking up some sun and a cool breeze.

I invite you to stop by The Garden Grill & Tavern At The Berkshire Mall Manager Armando will be waiting for you. 

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Zucco’s Family Restaurant (something for everyone)

Zucco’s Family Restaurant something for everyone!

Ready for some Mediterranean Dining. Want the full experience of Greece without having a passport? Sound good right in fact it sound very good, so leave your passport at home and fly down/up to Zucco’s serving the most tasty dishes from Appetizers, Soups & Salads, (my choice was a Greek Salad & Clam Chowder) Gyros, Burgers, Grinders, Pasta, Casseroles, Vegetarian, Chicken, Veal, Pizza, and many more. Zucco’s hold a seating of 180 seats. No matter what time of the day you stop by there is never a wait. Come check it out and stop by.

Plan on having a party “Private Party Room” for any occasion. You’re not afraid of clowns are you? Guess who will be stopping by every Thursday 5-7pm “Bowey The Clown” kids menu is only .99 bring in the children to be entertained.

I’ve asked around for different reviews on what other customers had to say. I found it interesting to get one from my sister who said “she want to try the Veal Parmesan” unfortunately I didn’t try the Veal Parm I took a slight turn and went for the “Blackened Mediterranean Chicken” $15.99 fresh Chicken breast with Spinach and Tomatoes in a spicy cream sauce over Ziti. I enjoyed it, but I felt it was a little to creamy and could have been drained a little more. At least for my liking someone else might think different.

Drink up the Cranberry $2.59 which is a little more than your average juice or soda beverage (no free refills) “their clientele is more so elders who don’t usually drink all their beverage” Brenda (my waitress). Isn’t this drink just so fancy? I was not expecting this I was looking for a regular tall glass. I didn’t think it was going to be enough and it is more than enough. If your anything like me you are still trying to sip your drink on the way out just so it don’t go to waste.

As a customer walked by my table he stated “This is a nice place” my waitress Brenda added “she wished it got busy for lunch” Without knowing their advertising service after what the waitress replied Zucco’s can probably use a little more marketing.

MY SECTION

Yellow Rose Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get Well. Throughout history, yellow has been closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering people up. Yellow roses send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight.

WELCOME TO GREECE

Restaurant Review: Cracker Barrel The Old Country Store

Complimentary meal sponsored by the Salvation Army. My first time in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Well at least something I can remember. Cracker Barrel offer southern hospitality and is originated from Lebanon, Tennessee. A restaurant where you hear the word “folks” with me being from the east coast and up north I’m learning the many languages and slang of the world. Everything is made fresh daily so I can imagine how much food is being tossed out on a daily prayerfully they can send it to the homeless shelters in need. I don’t know what they do with the food they don’t use. The biscuits are made from scratch and the baked goods are baked freshly throughout the day.

Cracker Barrel want to give you that homestyle love by making you feel comfortable as if you’re eating at your home table. You can share family time while you wait with a fun Peg Game placed on all tables.

I think it’s very interesting for the Old Country Store to be attached to the restaurant and not just this one but mostly all of them. The store offer a wide range of groceries, clothes, accessories, games, and more. The store will soon to add cold cut meat at the deli. One thing Cracker Barrel is known for is their well known cheese. 

Cracker Barrel compliments me with a map and suggest I have fun on my road trip. Cracker Barrel has over 630 locations in 42 states, and a gift shop attached to the restaurant.

Weekday lunch special, Country dinner plates, and Homestyle favorites. I was so into the Peg Game I believe our waiter (David) came out in a timely manner. All the aprons have a cool twist to them it’s more of a cooking apron and not a below the waist apron. image

Overall I enjoyed myself and had a southern style experience in Massachusetts.

Steadfast Love And Tender Compassion

 

Trust in God’s perfect will for your life. Are you having a hard time deciding on a match made in Heaven? I want to help you make those challenging decisions. Look for a love story that will inspire you. Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires” Continue reading “Steadfast Love And Tender Compassion”