Funny Fort

My adventure through my 20's

Umpqua!

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Today I decided to eat oatmeal for lunch. It is absolutely delicious! It doesn’t taste fake like some of the other fast cooking oatmeal. I also never thought I would like cranberries in oatmeal, but it’s pretty tasty πŸ™‚

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Barrio Queen

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Before I even got to Scottsdale, AZ I decided I needed to get some authentic Mexican food. I figured being that close to Mexico I could get some awesome food. I was right! Mike and I were walking around when we came across this amazing smell. We followed our noses straight to Barrio Queen. The smells coming from this restaurant were so delicious that we had to go in and try the food. This is the best Mexican food I have ever eaten! Everything I tried was delicious! They make the perfect margarita (which is always a huge plus!) and theyΒ have the most choices of tequila I’ve ever seen. And if you finish your meal, and still have room for dessert, I highly recommend the Tres Leches. I wish there wasΒ a picture of it (It looked just as good as it tasted), but it tasted so good that Mike and I devoured it before I had a chance to take a picture.

If you like Mexican food, and you’re in the Scottsdale area, you will not be disappointed- try this place out! πŸ™‚

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Wine Therapy

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Some delicious Kiss My Ass wine after a long crappy day πŸ™‚

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Coconut Gelato

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Omg so delicious!

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Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes with Bourbon Drizzle

Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes with Bourbon Drizzle

I haven’t tried these yet, but they look delicious!Β 

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Organic Quesadilla Deliciousness

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I got this from an organic cafe around the corner from my apartment. This is at least vegetarian (possibly vegan) & it is absolutely delicious! I never thought I would like it as much as I did. And that hot sauce of there’s was to die for. I can’t wait to get one again πŸ™‚

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My morning pick me up

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This Pom tea is what is helping me get through this Monday morning

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Mango Salsa

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This is my all time favorite salsa! I have to buy it whenever I go to Whole Foods. All that’s in it is mango, pineapple, onion, cilantro, chilies, salt, and lime juice πŸ™‚

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Toffee

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When I was 6 or 7 years old my father got this recipe from someone at work. It instantly became a holiday tradition. And from that day on, my mom would make it every year around Christmas time. Now that I am out on my own it’s my turn to start making it. I end up giving more than half away every time I make it (if I don’t share I’ll end up eating it all!) Β I gave some to one of my friends for Christmas this year, and both her and her mother asked if I could make more or share the recipe. So I figured I would share it with all of you, too. This is my favorite way to cure my sweet tooth, and it’s so easy to make! The only thing that takes awhile is waiting for the chocolate to harden in the fridge. I don’t even mind the wait because I know it’ll worth it once I can bite into that crunchy, sweet, chocolaty, goodness πŸ™‚ This can be made with or without the walnuts. This is a picture of the one I made this year (my boyfriend doesn’t like it with walnuts on it). With all the craziness this holiday season brought I didn’t have time to take a picture of it all broken into pieces, or time to make the one with the walnuts. Oh well, there’s always next year! Or maybe a late winter treat πŸ˜‰

What you’ll need:

1 sleeve unsalted saltines crushed very fine (crush them in the sleeve)
1 cup butter Β (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1- 12 oz Bag of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups crushed walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line pan with tin foil. (I like the nonstick Reynolds wrap)
  3. Spread the crushed crackers evenly over the foil.
  4. In med pan melt butter and sugar; bring to a boil. Cook for few minutes until mixture is thick, cream colored (tan), and pulls away from the pan.
  5. Drizzle mixture over crackers with a spoon. (Anything more than a drizzle will make gaps in the saltines. I learned that the first time I made it.)
  6. Bake at 350 approx. 10 min. (It will be med brown)
  7. Sprinkle the chocolate chips onto hot mixture. Wait about 2 minutes for the chocolate chips to start to melt, then spread the chips evenly over mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with walnuts and press into chocolate with a spoon (optional)
  9. Put in refrigerator until chocolate hardens (I leave it in for 1-2 hours normally)
  10. Break into pieces & serve πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy it!

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How To Make That Bread From Outback

How To Make That Bread From Outback

My boyfriend and I got Outback for dinner last night, and we could not figure out what kind of bread they gave us. So today I decided that I was going to figure it out. According to this website, the bread that they serve is Honey Wheat Bushman bread. I am not a fan of most types of bread, but i absolutely love this one! Now I just have to attempt to make it and see if it is as good as the reviews say it is.

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