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Bye bye Christmas hello New Year!

Today everyone is returning back to work. Sadly my three day weekend went by so quickly. I did however enjoy every since minute of it. I loved that I was able to sleep in and enjoy the comfort of my warm bed.

Right before Christmas we were gifted a space heater so I was beyond excited about getting the luxury of having a warm home. The whole weekend I was just unwinding and treating myself to an at home spa experience. One of my co-workers gifted me a spa care package and it was definitely not wasted.

On Christmas Eve my boyfriend and I went to my grandmas house for our traditional tamales. This year my uncle was the one that got the masa ready (which is never easy). So inside of waiting until nine for them to by ready we all started eating around seven. We waited until midnight like always and exchanged gifts.

As for Christmas day we spent it with my boyfriends mom. We decided to go to Gen which is an all you can eat Korean BBQ place. You wouldn’t believe that we stayed their for about two hours just eating. Whenever we go there we make sure that we get our moneys worth and this time we definitely with above and beyond.

Then on Monday we decided to go to this amazing Guatemalan and Salvadorian restaurant that was less than five minutes away from our apartment. Since I’m half Guatemalan I was very curious to see what kind of food options they had there. My expectations were set very low but once I had a bite of their asada, pollo and chorizo my mind was blown. Everything was so delicious that both of us weren’t stopping at all. The flavors of the meat and the salsa complimented each other perfectly. We found each other mmming after every bite. After that experience we know that we will be back soon. My boyfriend joked that we might come back this week.

I hope you all had a great time enjoying your holiday vacation. Soon enough it will be Friday and the New Year will be here!

 

 

 

Budget Friendly Meal

Lately I have been obsessed with trying out recipes. This week I decided to try out Trader Joe’s Sriracha BBQ Chicken Skewers.

One thing that I liked about this recipe is that it is easy on the wallet.

The ingredients you need are;

  1. Boneless Chicken Breasts
  2. TJ’s Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce
  3. Pollo Seasoning
  4. Bamboo Skewers (recommended to soak in water)

In the end I customized the way I made the dish. What I did was get the chicken breast and chop them into cubes. Before I put them into a bowl I poke them with a knife so the TJ sauce can go into the chicken. So after putting the cubes of chicken into the bowl I pour in the TJ sauce. I just wanted the chicken lightly covered in the sauce.

After 15 minutes of setting, I get the cubes of chicken and start putting them into the screwer. To add more flavor I sprinkled the Pollo seasoning all around the meat.

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Once the meat is cooked throughly you can enjoy dipping it into Sriracha for an extra kick.

For more info on how TJ grills this recipe click here.

 

I hope you enjoyed my foodie quest this week.

Let me know if you try it out yourself.

 

  • Erika