It's Reveal Day!!!
Have you ever wondered what people in other parts of the country like to eat? Maybe what are some of their favorite local flavors? I know I have!
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Here is my box for this month.
Do you see what I see?
My Penpal this month was from Hoboken, NJ! Guess what is in Hoboken, NJ?!?!?
Carlo's Bakery!!! OMG!!
You know that guy right? From Cake Boss... Amazing!!
How could I not snag a picture of the cookies??? I cannot believe I did that! They were good.
I also received this Hoboken Eddie's Merlin's Magic Sauce.
It is a spicy orange pineapple sauce for chicken, seafood, eggrolls, or whatever you want.
My husband just couldn't wait to try it. I made some homemade battered chicken nuggets and used it for a dipping sauce /glaze. It was sooo amazing! This stuff is a little sweet and a little hot. The kids didn't like it but us grown folks sure did!! I'm definately going to be a sad little girl when It's all gone.
I may just have to plan a trip to Jersey!
I made some battered chicken nuggets and smothered it in this sauce and it was amazing! The bottle is almost gone already. I can't beleive how fast it went.
My penpal also was nice enough to include a recipe for me so I will share with you all! I haven't made it yet but I may try it soon. It sounds yummy and fresh.
Cilantro-Lime Jalapeno Chicken Salad
-3 large chicken breasts
-poaching liquid (chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion)
-1 jalapeno diced with seeds scraped out
-4 tbsp cilantro, coursely chopped
-1 juiced lime
-1/4 red onion, finely diced
-1/3 cup mayo
-1 tbsp dijon mustard
-1 tsp cumin
-salt and pepper
-2 ripe avocados
- Season chicken with salt and pepper and poach in liquid until done then chop
-once chicken has cooled, add remaining ingredients then cool in fridge for a few hours to allow flavors to merge
-serve with avocado or on sandwiches
I really enjoy participating in Foodie Penpals. It gives me yet another thing to look forward to in the mail each month!
I hope to see some of you on the list soon! Sign up now for Feburary!