Bourban Street Chicken

Last night I decided to try out a super random, crazy, and very bizarre recipe based on the ingredients which at the time seemed very far-fetched. Keep in mind I am certainly no chef, so the combo of ingredients may not seem as wacko to some of you as they did to me. With all that said, I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe to anyone who is into sweet and spicy dishes. This recipe is super easy too! It is one of our new favorites and Matt is already asking when we are going to have it again. Note: I ended up doubling everything but the chicken, we like it a little more saucy.

Ingredients:
2 lbs boneless chicken breasts or tenders; cut into bite-size pieces
1 tbsp olive oil; (1-2)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 c apple juice
1/3 c light brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 c water
1/3 c soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 c rice;

(forgot to add the apple juice in this picture)

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken. Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until well blended and dissolved. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes uncovered. Serve over hot rice.

Bourban Street Chicken

Last night I decided to try out a super random, crazy, and very bizarre recipe based on the ingredients which at the time seemed very far-fetched. Keep in mind I am certainly no chef, so the combo of ingredients may not seem as wacko to some of you as they did to me. With all that said, I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe to anyone who is into sweet and spicy dishes. This recipe is super easy too! It is one of our new favorites and Matt is already asking when we are going to have it again. Note: I ended up doubling everything but the chicken, we like it a little more saucy.

Ingredients:
2 lbs boneless chicken breasts or tenders; cut into bite-size pieces
1 tbsp olive oil; (1-2)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 c apple juice
1/3 c light brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 c water
1/3 c soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 c rice;

(forgot to add the apple juice in this picture)

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken. Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until well blended and dissolved. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes uncovered. Serve over hot rice.

Training at Sauvie Island

Matt has been in non-stop training mode for the last couple months getting Rebel prepped for hunting season as well as the senior hunt tests coming Spring. Matt is also training another dog in the process and giving the owner pointers along the way. He spent the majority of the past couple weeks training and any free time I had I tagged along to get shots for the upcoming website. Which we are still in the process of throwing around a handful of names for our kennel. Needless to say, we have been in prep mode for not only the kennel but for the wedding 🙂

Finally….Mr. & Mrs. Hanson

Yesterday my good friends Kimmi and Tristan tied the knot! Since the day Tristan proposed, over a year ago, Kimmi and I have been talking wedding and getting very anxious for the big day. I cannot believe it has come and gone. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and all of the hard work and planning simply highlighted the beaming bride and her handsome groom. You two could not have found a more perfect match and I cannot wait to see what the future brings ❤ Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Hanson!

Such an elegant cake, and it was tasty too!

Could not have been more perfect for the occasion.

T&K

Precious ring bearer

Happiest couple

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Hanson

A few of their favorite things as a thank you, adorable

What an amazing evening