Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A New Recipe + an Update

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First an update. Life is good. How cliche, but it's true. There is however, a small struggle going on. Remember this? The challenge of self control. Dun dun dun. Guy's, it blows. That's the honest truth. 

This past weekend we ate at Olive Garden with the Mr.'s family. My favorite part about eating at Olive Garden is when the bill arrives. You know why? The waitress always accepts my request of extra Andes mints and brings a large handful. That's worth a $20 tip. For some reason the mints taste better straight out of Olive Garden's refrigerator. I don't know what it is. Anyway, I grabbed the first mint like a freaking ninja and popped it in my mouth. I took one bite down and realized I was eating a CHOCOLATE mint. Needless to say, I spit that delicious thing out into my glass. I was devastated.

Now, four Andes mints are sitting in my fridge, waiting for me until October 1st at 12:01AM, when I can freely indulge. 

Some of you may not realize just how hard it is for me to give up sweets. I wish I could say that the challenge is getting easier, but I think it's actually harder as time goes on. {11 more days, 11 more days, 11 more days.} My own mother keeps forgetting I can't have sweets and offers me homemade apple pie, vanilla bean ice cream, or a bowl of chocolate candies. I don't blame her. Typically I would be all.over.that. I'm getting really good at saying "no".

My sweet friend, {thank God} is going through this with me and she is having quite the time too. I'm so glad we have each other to call when we feel like giving into temptation. "It's not worth it", I'll tell her. Or she'll say, "we're half way done". It's friends like these that are true jewels that come along side of you to help you through something hard. Even if it's something as silly as not eating sweets for one month! 


Now, for the recipe. This is a really yummy recipe we made last week. It's a perfect appetizer and even a great football game snack. 

Buffalo Chicken Bites

3 cups shredded, cooked chicken 
1/4-1/2 cup Frank's buffalo sauce
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups Corn Flakes cereal, crushed

Preheat oven to 350. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with baking spray. 

In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, and buffalo sauce. Mix together well. Then add shredded cheddar cheese and green onions, mix well. 

Take a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll into a ball. Continue until all the mixture is gone, placing each ball onto a separate baking sheet or plate. 

Place flour in a shallow dish. Place the eggs into a second shallow dish and the crushed Corn Flakes into a third shallow dish. 
Dip each chicken ball first into the flour, then the egg, ending with the corn flakes. Place on the prepared baking sheet. 

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with ranch or blue cheese dressing. 



  1. Amazing! I bet they would be amazing fried too, no!?

  2. Looks delish!! ps. New follower- LOVING your blog!!

  3. These look so good!! I have to try these!


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