Monday, July 15, 2013

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Tomato Avocado Salsa

This Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Tomato Avocado Salsa is so delicious and flavorful!  I couldn't get enough, especially of the salsa.  When the kids refused the salsa, I didn't force it on them.  I was even secretly hoping they would beg me not to make them try it.  Heck, they didn't even have to beg.  The 7 year old simply said "Mom, do I need to have that stuff?"  I was more than happy to eat what would have gone on the kids chicken.  As soon as I got the littles into bed, the hubs and I sat down with the rest of the salsa and a bag of chips and devoured the stuff.  It was A. Maz. Ing!

4 limes, juiced and zested
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced seeded
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a food processor and pulse until smooth and well combined.  Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts in a wide, shallow bowl (or in a large, sealable plastic bag), and toss to coat.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (but no more than 24).  Preheat your gas grill to medium. When the grill is hot, add your chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.  Serve topped with Tomato Avocado Salsa.

Tomato Avocado Salsa:
4 roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1/2 cup  fresh cilantro, minced
3 tablespoons jalapeño pepper, minced
2 avocados, diced
pinch salt
juice of 1small lime

Toss all ingredients in a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes for flavors to blend.

Recipe adapted from Can You Stay for Dinner?

Linked on Pin it Thursday.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Train Cake and Melted Ice Cream Cake

What a crazy couple weeks we've had around here!  Along with all the normal craziness, we had a family reunion out of town and celebrated my baby's 3rd birthday!  I can't believe how big he's getting.  He's obsessed with trains, so I made him this cute little train cake.  He LOVED it and called it his "Choo choo track cake". :)

I got to make a cake for the family reunion 2 days later and made this fun "Melted Ice Cream" cake.  All the kids went crazy over it!

Both cakes were made with
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Dreamy Chocolate Mousse
Moist Chocolate cake
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